LUX / Stephen Sutcliffe screening



One of the UK’s most exciting artist-filmmakers, Stephen Sutcliffe, will be in discussion with Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, about the concepts and approaches behind his recent commission Outwork, and how this expands upon issues within his wider moving image practice.

Glasgow based artist Stephen Sutcliffe (1968, Harrogate) creates film collages from an extensive archive of British television, film sound, broadcast images and spoken word recordings which he has been collecting since childhood. Often reflecting on aspects of British culture and identity, the results are melancholic, poetic and satirical amalgams which subtly tease out and critique ideas of class-consciousness and cultural authority. Through an extensive editing process Sutcliffe’s works pitch sound against image to subvert predominant narratives, generating alternative readings through the juxtaposition and synchronization of visual and aural material.

For this special presentation Sutcliffe will show his most recent work Outwork, commissioned for the Margaret Tait Award in 2013, alongside other recent works. Outwork was originally shown during the Glasgow Film Festival and is a filmic collage inspired by Erving Goffman’s book Frame Analysis. Also interrogating Jacques Derrida’s work on margins, Outwork includes trailers from films by Fassbinder, Resnais and Pasolini alongside a title sequence featuring out-takes from Cannonball Run. Hand-drawn illustrations and cartoon imagery also feature as a further framing device.

The discussion will be followed by a networking social, where you will have the chance to talk to Stephen and Ben on an informal one-to-one basis.

When: Thurs 16 January 2014. Doors 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Screening ends 8.00pm. Networking social to 9pm.

Where: Tyneside Cinema (Digital Lounge, 2nd floor), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM BALTIC.

Thanks to the support of our funders there is no charge for this event, however a refundable £10 attendance deposit applies. (This will be refunded the day following the event to those who have attended.)

Click here to register. Registration closes at 2pm on Thurs 16 Jan.

This event is supported by ERDF and Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts.


Northern Film & Media | BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art | South Shore Road | Gateshead | NE8 3BA | | 0191 4404940

All content © 2017 Northern Film & Media | Designed by Supanaught | Built by band-x Media