Ulrike Ottinger, SUPERBIA – The Pride, 1986. Courtesy the artist / Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion.

Mobilisations: Still Moving 

As part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, The Hunterian is presenting Still Moving, a retrospective of the work of Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger.

Mobilisations is an associated programme of events that takes Ottinger’s work and the context of The Hunterian collection as its points of departure. Through three workshops and two commissions, Mobilisations will offer critical insights into key themes in Still Moving.

The programme is curated by Lydia Honeybone, Xiaolian Lan, Christiana Myers and Joshua Speer (Masters in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), 2017-18).

Places are limited. Booking via Eventbrite from 5 April 2018.

Entry to an evening screening of one of Ottinger’s feature-length films is included in the booking fee for each event.

Header image: Ulrike Ottinger, SUPERBIA – The Pride, 1986. Courtesy the artist / Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion. 



Monday 23 April 2018
12.00pm - 4.00pm
Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre
Tickets £3.00

A day-long workshop led by artist Andrew Black looking at contemporary and historical representations of queer people in artists’ films. 

Drawing on themes of the performance of gender/sexuality and queer culture in Ottinger’s work, the workshop aims to understand the lineage of the representation of queer people on film. It will compare contemporary and historical, art and media references from The Hunterian’s exhibition, YouTube videos and Black’s own artistic practice. James Mackay, producer of many of Derek Jarman’s films, will introduce excerpts from Jarman’s The Garden and Glitterbug as part of the programme. This event will be an inclusive opportunity for discussion through screenings, lunch and talks, in readiness for the evening screening of Ottinger’s film Ticket of No Return (1979) at Kelvin Hall.

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Monday 30 April 2018
11.00am - 1.30pm
The Hunterian Collections Study Centre at Kelvin Hall
Tickets £3.00
Places are limited

Carnival of Objects is a study day utilising a wide range of objects from The Hunterian’s vast collections. The objects selected all relate to themes of carnival, costume, and fantasy which are central to the work of Ulrike Ottinger. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds including art history, contemporary art, queer theory, and more, will discuss these objects with the workshop participants, offering diverse and unconventional approaches to the study of art and artefacts. 

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Monday 7 May 2018
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Meet at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street
Tickets £3.00 
Places are limited

RiverCity: the way is the reason is a walking tour led by artist Anthony Schrag. The journey offers a unique opportunity to re-discover how waterways made Glasgow an important city both in the medieval and industrial periods. Starting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the tour loops back to the Hunterian Art Gallery, Scotland’s oldest public museum, where the artist will deliver a talk exploring the role of art within the public realm, informed by his 2638 km 'contemporary pilgrimage' walk from Huntly (Aberdeenshire) to the Venice Biennale in 2015.

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Monday 7 May 2018

A newly commissioned performance by the interdisciplinary group Stasis in collaboration with visual artist Lewis den Hertog.

Using a sporting site within Kelvin Hall, this performance by Stasis will reflect the unusual historical and contemporary uses of Kelvin Hall: from sermons to circuses, library to gym. Working with themes of outlandish performance found in Ottinger’s work, Stasis and den Hertog have developed a site-specific performance as a social commentary on ideas of wellness, the multidisciplinary uses of the site, and its history of civic responsibility.

23 April - 7 May 2018

Using Ottinger’s films as a catalyst, Edinburgh-based artist Stephanie Mann will be commissioned to produce a print for Glasgow International as part of the Mobilisations programme.

The commission aims to open up The Hunterian collection to those that may not be able to access these behind-the-scenes spaces. Through active investigation and exploration into the archives, Stephanie will produce a new piece of work that brings together objects from the collection; giving prominence to their being.

The work will be made into an editioned print, freely available for audience members of the Mobilisations and film screenings to take away.