Please join us for an evening screening of Jenny Hogarth’s new film When You Talk About The Volcano Will You Talk About Yourself (2022). Following the screening Jenny will be joined by writer, editor and educator Laura Haynes to reflect upon her recent body of work, made over the last two years: including Flow Co Motion (2022) currently in Meet me at the threshold.
The gallery will be open between 5pm and 6pm for those wishing to see the exhibition.
Flow Co Motion is an episodic multi-channel video portrait that Hogarth made with her eldest son Bo, who is autistic. Filmed with body-mounted cameras and edited using ‘stabilising’ effects, it carefully represents their relationship, neurodiversity and Bo’s vibrant and imaginative world.
When You Talk About The Volcano Will You Talk About Yourself is an auto-fictive video that considers friendship and motherhood through the lenses of feminism, film, literature and lived experience. From multiple camera angles we follow Hogarth as she jogs around Arthur’s Seat listening to Lara Feigel’s ruminations on being a ‘good mother’. Broken by encounters with female friends, these thoughts mingle with conversations about strength, frustration, abandonment and love.
Both works have complex structures that reflect Hogarth’s long-term concern with the artistic representation of everyday situations. With overlapping themes about the difficult balance of being an artist and being a mother, they provide a backdrop for a frank, intimate and insightful conversation.
Dr Laura Haynes is a writer based in Glasgow. She is leader of the Art Writing Graduate Programme at Glasgow School of Art and editorial director of MAP magazine.
Credits for When You Talk About The Volcano Will You Talk About Yourself:
Body mounted cameras: Alexa Hare, Peter Boggon, Francesca Nobilucci, Charlotte Wilson and Electra (bald headed eagle).
Additional Camerawork: Shu Lorimer and Casey Miller.
Sound Design: Keith Duncan
Colour Grading: Duncan Marquiss
Audiobook text: Lara Feigel
Voice Actor: Laura Pyper
Lara Feigel - The Good Mother
Comissioned for Jenny Hogarth as part of the Talbot Rice Residents programmeClick here
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