Autumn Screening:
Anne-Marie Copestake & Duncan Marquiss
with speakers Isla Leaver-Yap & Francis McKee.

Saturday 24 October | 6.30 – 8.30pm


Image: Duncan Marquiss, Search Film, 2015 (Film Still). Courtesy of the artists.


Inverleith House presents two artist films that consider the natural world and scientific enquiry as part of a new short season of screenings reflecting upon the gallery’s unique position as an artistic organisation within a scientific research institution and Botanic Garden.

Screenings will be accompanied by an expanded discussion between artists, curators and members of the scientific community touching on themes explored in the films. As the season develops, conversations will highlight connections between artistic inquiry and scientific investigation, and consider the commonalities of these distinct disciplines. Over the coming months, screenings will address themes of collecting and taxonomy, anthropological and ethnographic subjects, and psychological or imagined landscapes.

The first screening will present two new artist films; Back As Front, Inside As Out, Part One, by Anne-Marie Copestake, and Search Film by Duncan Marquiss.

The artists will be joined by invited speakers Isla Leaver-Yap, Project Director, Lux Scotland, and Francis McKee, Director CCA, Glasgow, for a conversation after the screening.

About the films:
Anne-Marie Copestake  
Back As Front, Inside As Out, Part One
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(2015, 25 minutes)

Holography as a theory, written in 1947 by Dennis Gabor, described how a three-dimensional image of information (as patterns encoded in a beam of light) could be stored on a photographic plate. This required a coherent light source, which was eventually provided by lasers twenty years later as technology advanced. Copestake’s film considers this early period as holography developed as an artist’s medium, foregrounding experimentation and pursuit through rigorous actions, optimism, exploration and discovery. Duncan Marquiss Search Film (2015, HD, 22 minutes) Search Film follows the artist's father, the biologist Dr. Mick Marquiss as he tracks goshawks, an elusive bird of prey, in rural north east Scotland. The film expands into a broader conversation on the nature of searching in a variety of contexts, comparing innate foraging behaviour with shopping and browsing databases.

Duncan Marquiss
Search Film
(2015, HD, 22 minutes)

Search Film follows the artist's father, the biologist Dr. Mick Marquiss as he tracks goshawks, an elusive bird of prey, in rural north east Scotland. The film expands into a broader conversation on the nature of searching in a variety of contexts, comparing innate foraging behaviour with shopping and browsing databases.

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Event Curator: Chloe Reith

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