Alexander Hetherington

Linda Fratianne, HD Video, 3 mins 45 seconds, 2010

Production Stills, all Stephen McGarry, all 2010


Linda Fratianne is a multi-screen film of a devised performance which orchestrates complex, often abrasive, materials. It is based on a story by the Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek with references to vaudeville, film noir, theatrical and cinematic styles, performance art and televised sports to explore through gestures, texts and improvised sequences, notions of spectacle/spectatorship, inspection and judgment, violence and failure, glamour and persistence. Commissioned by CCA to mark the beginning of Glasgow’s tenure as host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the six films explore the ways in which artists can respond to sport in its broadest sense, as well as the social and cultural impact of the Games on the city and its people.


Alex Hetherington, Director

Rebecca Green, Actor
Chris McCann, Actor
Karly Robertson, Figure Skater
Brian Docherty, Music

Pauline McCloy, Co-director
Lorna Shields, Costume Design
Stephen Mcgarry, Stills Photographer
Kenny Christie, Lighting
Finn Hobson, Post-production Sound

Jim Rusk, steadicam operator


Electroprojections, Newcastle, Australia, August 2011
Pale Fire, Generator Projects, Dundee, August 2011
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow UK, 17 October 2010
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow UK, 14 October 2010

Filmed on location at the CCA, Glasgow and Dundee

Alexander Hetherington