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aemi & LUX Scotland presents
To train the whole body as a tongue

Tue 25 June 2019

LUX Scotland is delighted to partner with aemi to bring To train the whole body as a tongue to CCA.

aemi & LUX Scotland presents: To train the whole body as a tongue

Initiated by aemi and curated by artist, Sarah Browne, To train the whole body as a tongue is a screening comprised of five films that are concerned with practices of bodily exertion and effort in the service of learning, all working within and against certain constraints. An adaptation of a Kafka short story of the same name, Report to an Academy details the experience of a protagonist who has transformed herself from a human into an octopus. Working in an impossible environment, the character chooses to surrender spoken language and take on the form of the agile octopus as a means to find a ‘way out’. As Browne describes, ‘moving through the programme, the significance of the voice recedes and the other sensory capacities of the body emerge. Many of the films share a technique of a frontal address to the camera, as a singular protagonist negotiates institutions of education, illness and beauty, pushing at the limits of our sense of the possible and what bodies can (or should) do’.

Programme

Stuart Marshall and Neil Bartlett, Pedagogue, 1988. 11 minutes

A M Baggs, In My Language, , 2007. 9 minutes

Saoirse Wall, Sticky Encounter, 2016. 10 minutes

Sarah Browne, Report to an Academy, 2016. 28 minutes

Rosalind Nashashibi, Eyeballing, 2005. 10 minutes

Total running time: 68 minutes