Jun 12 at 20.00

Mackintosh Projection (2021)

Julia Johnstone Painting and Printmaking
The more I use the character of The Fox in my work the more her narrative comes to the surface. She’s pre-digital but industrial, and usually adopts fashion styles of 1925-30’s western culture. She’s very metropolitan. When considering ideas of performance, projection and the relationship between the figure and space, I began to think of the places The Fox could appear and how an audience could encounter her. I came to the conclusion that the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Art School building would be an interesting landscape for her to occupy. This building has a specific history that relates to similar ideas associated with performance art documentation, such as reenactment (ie. being reconstructed twice over), and has a particularly industrial aesthetic especially with the scaffolding in front of it. I think projecting onto the Mackintosh Building will activate the space and transform the building into a temporary theatre stage which has endured so much misfortune in recent years.

This footage will be broadcast on Saturday the 12th June 2021 at 8pm and will be available to view on the digital showcase from the 14th June 2021.

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