Lila de Magalhaes's practice incorporates sculpture, drawing, performance and video installations. Limiting her visual language to the domestic environment, she explores ways of manipulating and transforming everyday objects and places into visual feasts. Her hybrid sculptures take the form of reconstituted furniture. In her film works she explores the theme of identity, often resulting in dark humour. The untitled installation in Gallery 1 was reminiscent of a science fiction landscape with its giant wooden and carpeted crystals interspersed with flickering monitors. The new film commission A Hunter's Poem, was made in collaboration with Carolyn Barrett during Lila's residency at Studio Voltaire in London. In the film the hunter character is at home in her crudely made costume, stalking out pray and projecting her identity onto Purdy the dog and a giraffe cushion.
New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2008 participants were Lila de Magalhaes, Alex Gross & Sandy Smith and Alex Dordoy.
New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies, to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.
This is an archived programme entry.