Spike Island

Screening introduced by Charlotte Prodger


Friday 30 October 2015, 6–7.30pm


£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates

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Charlotte Prodger introduces Revolve (1977), a video by seminal American land artist Nancy Holt. Through multiple camera angles and minimal repetition, Holt presents her friend David Wheeler’s intimate story of his battle with leukemia, and effectively projects the personal into the conceptual.

Duration 77 minutes.

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This event is part of the Art Weekender – Bristol & Bath, a three-day celebration of visual arts across two cities, with over 50 arts venues, artist-led groups and arts producers.

Nancy Holt

A pioneer of earthworks and public art, Nancy Holt also worked in sculpture, installation, film, video, and photography for over three decades. She is best known for her large-scale environmental sculptural works, including Sun Tunnels in Utah and Dark Star Park in Virginia. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Holt made a series of pioneering film and video works, including several collaborations with Robert Smithson. Holt's early videos explore perception and memory through experiments with point of view and process. 

Charlotte Prodger

Charlotte Prodger (b.1974) lives and works in Glasgow. Forthcoming solo shows include: Temple Bar, Dublin (2015); Hollybush Gardens, London (2016) and Tramway, Glasgow (2017). Selected group shows include: British Art Show (touring); The Weight Of Data, Tate Britain, London; The Secret Life, Murray Guy, New York; An Interior That Remains an Exterior, Kunstlerhaus Gratz, Austria (all 2015); Annals of the Twentieth Century, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Phantom Limbs, Pilar Corrias, London (both 2014); Holes in The Wall, Kunstalle Freiburg, Switzerland; Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York (both 2013).

Selected past solo shows include: Markets, Chelsea Space, London; Nephatiti, Glasgow International Director’s Programme, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow (all 2014); Percussion Biface 1-13, Studio Voltaire, London; :-*, Intermedia CCA, Glasgow; Essex Street, New York (all 2012); and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow (2011). Charlotte Prodger was shortlisted for the 2013 Jarman Award and won the 2014 Margaret Tait Award. She is represented by Koppe Astner.