Tuesday 20 November 2012
Lunchtime + Evening / Grays School of Art, all welcome!
ROGER&REID will be taking a trip to the North East on Tuesday 20 November, to give a lunchtime talk as part of Guests @ Gray’s – a programme of lectures by professionals in art, design and culture at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
This will be followed by an evening of film screenings, including their own Memphis USA to Culloden Scotland road-trip tale, ‘Trail of Tears’. Also featuring a selection of Jesse Rae music videos.
Due to the exceptionally windy conditions, we figured it wasn’t a good idea to put up a big screen outdoors! So, the films will now be shown inside at Grays rather than in the Quad.
Artists’ Talk: 1pm @ SB42, Scott Sutherland Architecture Building just down from Grays.
Outdoor Films Screening: 6pm @ Grays School of Art
TRAIL OF TEARS by ROGER&REID, 17 mins
Trail of Tears follows two oddball characters on a saga into the unknown. Set against the landscape of the North East of Scotland Trail of Tears blurs the boundaries between artist performance and cinematic narrative. A journey of unconscious discovery & unearthing hidden demons, it is both highly emotive & disturbing.
TUMULT by Johnny Barrington, 14 mins
A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied and wounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.
Plus three award-winning music videos by Scottish singer and composer Jesse Rae!
Graeme Roger and Kevin Reid have been working collaboratively since 2002 as ROGER&REID as well as having solo art careers.
ROGER&REID have undertaken a number of residencies/exhibitions and travelled in Europe, the USA and across the UK creating impromptu performances and film works.
They create theatrical based video art work that explores the territories of artistic and civic freedom, cross-cultural communication, and the lingering effects of the historical past on the perception of the present.
Born Inverness, 1977. Johnny Barrington studied at Glasgow School of Art and Göteborg School of Photography & Film, Sweden. He is currently developing two feature films set in the Highlands and Islands. He lives and works in Glasgow.