Glasgow Film Festival’s Crossing the Line strand showcases experimental and artist films. Don’t miss special events co-curated with Glasgow-based organisations LUX Scotland, MAP and CCA with one-off screenings, panel discussions, and pop-up events.

This year’s Crossing the Line expands upon the relationship between cinema and visual art into the fields of music and poetry, with world premieres of unique experimental works, installations combined with live performances, and boundary-breaking productions from emerging artists.

Below are summaries of the ten screenings and events that make up this year’s Crossing the Line programme.

Nancy Holt: Sun Tunnels / Revolve
Nancy Holt: Sun Tunnels

19 February | CCA
Our Extra-Sensory Selves
Allison Gibbs’ new film is the result of research conducted with the Development Circle for Radical Subjectivity in France which shows participants’ journeys as they attempt to reach a higher state of consciousness. Allison Gibbs will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

20 February | Stereo
Square Legs, Round Bowls
A programme of new works using film to inform musical composition and by visual artists that use musical structures in their film work. The event will include work by Torsten Lauschmann, Rob Churm, Joe Howe, Beatrice Gibson, Richy Carey and Anneke Kampman.

22 February | CCA
Nancy Holt: Sun Tunnels / Revolve
Margaret Tait Award-winner for 2014 Charlotte Prodger will introduce this double-bill of work by pioneering American artist and filmmaker Nancy Holt (1938-2014). Sun Tunnels documents Holt’s eponymous site-specific construction in the Utah desert in 1976. Revolve, meanwhile, uses multiple camera angles and repetitions to modulate Dennis Wheeler’s personal narrative of his battle with leukaemia.

22 February | CCA
Beauty and the Right to the Ugly
This piece is set in the Dutch community centre of ‘t Karregat, Eindhoven, built in 1974 as a social project designed to perpetuate communal styles of living and to transfer ownership of living, working and recreational environments back to users.

23 February | GFT
Margaret Tait Award Screening
Named after acclaimed Scottish experimental filmmaker Margaret Tait, this annual award recognises Scotland-based artists who work within film and moving image in an experimental and innovative way. 2014 award-winner, Charlotte Prodger premieres her work.

Margaret Tait Residency: O.K. Rick

24 February | GFT
Margaret Tait Residency: O.K. Rick
The Margaret Tait Residency aims to support and develop emerging Scotland-based artists working within film and moving image. Florrie James participated in the residency in 2014 and will screen her short drama set on a fictional island inspired by both Orkney and Shetland.

25 February | CCA
Reading in the Dark
Exploring the overlaps between language and film, Reading in the Dark is the second instalment of the research project of artist Suzanne van der Lingen, who will present this programme of artist film and video with work from Sarah Forrest, Laure Prouvost, Peter Rose and Gerard Byrne.

Reading In The Dark
Reading In The Dark


26 February | The Art School
A series of collaborative art and music events that bring together practitioners from a variety of creative fields who specialise in the use of technology in their practice.

27 February | CCA
Letters to Max
Letters to Max documents the conversations between Maxim Gvinja, former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Abkhazia, a state which seceded from Georgia during the 1992-93 civil war, and acclaimed French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire.

28 February | GFT
Sea Without Shore **WORLD PREMIERE**
André Semenza and Fernanda Lippi of the renowned Zikzira Physical Theatre mark their feature debut in Sea Without Shore: a mix of cinematic physical theatre and dance with sound design overseen by the Oscar-winning Glenn Freemantle and a soundtrack by The Hafler Trio.

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