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SCAN News: Curatorial Studio project funding: Kestrel’s Eye (1999) directed by Mikael Kristersson

20:00 on 25 August 2018
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

As part of SCAN’s ongoing Curatorial Studio network, we are delighted to be able to support projects by some of the curators who have worked with us over the last two years.

Our micro seed funding scheme has awarded £200 each, to curators who have taken part in Curatorial Studio over in 2016 or 2017.

For this event, Emmie McLuskey has worked with artist Scott Rogers on an outdoor sunset screening of Mikael Kristersson’s Kestrel’s Eye (1999).

Saturday 25th August 2018 at 8pm at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. There is no need to book, just turn up.

The courtyard at ESW is a secluded meeting place, but also a habitat. Many creatures traverse, live in, and forage through this site, guided by their distinct priorities, and desires. The outdoor screening of Kestrel’s Eye (1999) by director Mikael Kristersson foregrounds this space and the experiences of its non-human inhabitants.

The film is an intensive look at the life of a pair of Kestrels nesting in the steeple of a church in southern Sweden. As the Kestrels take the role of central protagonists, the human activities they witness are revealed as incidental. In this way, the film itself makes an attempt to produce empathy – the prioritization of a point of view that is inhuman. Nonetheless, Kestrel’s Eye carries the mark and intention of anthropocentrism, despite the transparency of its execution.

The screening is the outcome of a conversation between Scott Rogers, Duncan Marquiss and Emmie McLuskey and marks the end of Scott’s residency at ESW. A new poster edition by Scott Rogers and Duncan Marquiss will be available at ESW as well as through www.uhbooks.directory.

Film still from Mikael Kristersson's Kestrel's Eye (1999) courtesy of the artist

Film still from Mikael Kristersson's Kestrel's Eye (1999) courtesy of the artist