France-Lise McGurn’s wide-ranging practice is derived from a non-indexical album of collected imagery and moving image files. This improvised archive includes recordings of castrato voices, book covers such as Hal Ellson’s Tomboy (1960), Vaslav Nijinsky’s own drawings and the sheet music for ‘Old Souls’ (1974). Informed by this archive, all objects and surfaces have the potential to become expedient sites for the metabolic marking of thought processes. The collected source materials share themes such as identity construction, gender portrayal, juvenile delinquency, and the ephemera of social communion. France-Lise's works, often depicting a cast of rebel characters, explore the potential connotations of gender and sexuality in the written word, letter or drawn line.
Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2015 participants were: Georgia Horgan, Thomas Aitchison, France-Lise McGurn, Scott Rogers and Hardeep Pandhal
This is an archived programme entry.