Alexander Hetherington

Creative Lab, CCA, Glasgow, as yet untitled 16mm film, 2020

7–20 December 2020. Thanks to CCA, Alex Misick and Claude Chan.

 

Synopsis


The Creative Lab uses texts, references and incidents from Haytham el-Wardany (The Book of Sleep and How to Disappear), extracts from operas by the experimental composer Robert Ashley and characters appearing in films by Catherine Sullivan, among others, to describe the complexly liminal figure of Tiresias, a blind seer who was transformed into a woman for seven years and who saw visions in smoke, water and the behaviour of animals, along with thoughts on the absences and interruptions of sleep, in turn to blind actions associated with shooting 16mm film.

Alexander Hetherington