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ALICE Still 2

Holly McLean: screening and
discussion with Frances Stacey

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20 May 2021  



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To celebrate the reopening of Holly McLean’s Satellites Programme exhibition, Collective invite you to join us for a special online event presenting three of Holly’s evolving series of filmed portraits of women. The screening will be followed by a response from special guest Frances Stacey (a curator and producer based in Newcastle) and an open discussion with Holly.

If you get the knees right the rest should follow presents a slice-of-life of Alice Vandeleur-Boorer, an artist, market-gardener and surfer. Holly and her camera follow Alice across different spaces in her life and we witness their intimacy, humour and raw frankness.

This is the latest in Holly's series of film portraits aligning discoveries and discrepancies between science, nature and challenges to norms of representation. The developing suite of films draw on aspects of science-fiction, anthropological film making, home movie-making and artist’s film and video.

Tickets are free (donations welcome) but please book in advance via Eventbrite.

Screening Programme

This is my sister, 2017, 15 mins

Saturnania, 2019, 2 mins

If you get the knees right the rest should follow, 2020, 10 mins

Holly McLean lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include; Visions in the Nunnery P1 (Bow Arts, London) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2019. Saturnrania (2019) was selected for and produced through the BBC/LUX Now & Next programme. Her work has screened at film festivals at centres in London, Kassel, Leeds, Glasgow, Albuquerque and Berlin.

Frances Stacey is a curator and producer based in Newcastle who focuses on expanded approaches to curatorial practice, often involving open-ended research with others. She is a member of the Feminist Art Maintenance Group and is currently working with artist Petra Bauer on a collaborative oral history of 'political mothering'. From 2013 – 2020 Frances was a Producer at Collective where a key project was film 'Workers!' with Petra Bauer and the Scottish sex worker-led organisation SCOT-PEP with whom she continues to organise.


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