A screening of films from the LUX and Cinenova collections, exploring the affect that medical procedures and social norms have on women’s bodies and their experiences of pain. This screening forms part of artist Annie Crabtree’s ongoing research into the construction of knowledge in medicine and how medical practice is informed by (and informs) cultural norms, behaviours and assumptions. These short films have been selected for their potential to question the dominance of objectivity in medical discourse in comparison to the ‘less reliable’ subjective experience.
This screening is supported by LUX Scotland.
The event will start at 6:30pm
About the contributors
Annie Crabtree is an artist and researcher based in Glasgow who makes moving image work scrutinising narratives about women – drawing upon feminist theory to inform concept and method. Annie graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 and has an MRes in Human Geography from the University of Glasgow. Her most recent film, Body of Water, was commissioned for Edinburgh Art Festival in 2018 and turns the lens upon the artist to examine violation of bodily integrity inflicted by medical procedures and social norms. Her current research focuses on women as unreliable narrators and inaccurate witnesses; the embodiment of historical, political and cultural narratives in spaces and on bodies; and objectification of women's bodies in medicine. Crabtree currently works as Project Coordinator for LUX Scotland.
LUX Scotland is a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting artists’ moving image practices in Scotland. Working at the intersection of the contemporary visual arts and film sectors, its core activities include public exhibition and touring projects, learning and professional development for artists and arts professionals, distribution, commissioning and production support, research and sector advocacy. From its offices based in Glasgow, it works with a growing network of national and international partners, including museums, contemporary art organisations, film festivals and educational institutions, to deliver its programme. Established in 2014, LUX Scotland is a part of LUX and is supported by Creative Scotland.
Cinenova is a volunteer-run charity preserving and distributing the work of feminist film and video makers. Cinenova was founded in 1991 following the merger of two feminist film and video distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women, each formed in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Cinenova currently distributes over 300 titles that include artists’ moving image, experimental film, narrative feature films, documentary and educational videos made from the 1920s to the late 1990s. The thematics in these titles include oppositional histories, post-colonial struggles, representation of gender, race, sexuality, and other questions of difference and importantly the relations and alliances between these different struggles.