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13 Apr 2010

Kate Davis and Faith Wilding at the CCA for Glasgow International

The Long Loch: How Do We Go On From Here?
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)


Fri 16 April - Sat 29 May 2010 Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 6pm.
Sunday openings during Glasgow International: 18 & 25 April and 2 May
Twighlight openings during Glasgow International: Thursday 22 and 29 April

Kirsty Gordon
+44 (0) 141 352 4900
+44 (0) 141 332 3226

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
United Kingdom

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The Long Loch: How Do We Go On From Here? is a discursive exhibition project featuring work by Kate Davis and Faith Wilding, commissioned by CCA for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010.

The project explores convergences within the artists' separate practices that expand, illuminate and learn from feminist concerns and legacies in ways relevant and pertinent to 'a present' of Glasgow 2010, while aware of the need to think ahead.

It will encompass installations, a day-long symposium titled How We Go On Now, an archive room of 'peculiar resources' and a reading room collaboration with Glasgow Women's Library. The reading room will include texts, films, visual and audio works from the Read Out! Read In! Feminist Lines of Flight in Art and Politics online resource, which continues to act as a catalyst for a network of reading group discussions.

With the working title of, What has that got to do with a room of one's own?, Kate Davis is developing a series of projections and works on paper as well as her first substantial film work. Exploring the social and political complexities Virginia Woolf's question still poses today, Davis is using an examination of the qualities of film (both digital and 16mm) to discuss the construction and perception of maternal and matriarchal structures.

Faith Wilding is interested in the many overlaps between Virginia Woolf and Emma Goldmann, but also in the great differences between them; differences of lives, strategies and mediums for work. Focusing on a lived feminist aesthetics of politics, the powerful heritage of which has inspired and guided Wilding for more than 40 years, she has started working on a series of small watercolours and drawings that are temporarily entitled The tears/tears of Virginia and Emma. She is particularly interested in the fact that Woolf's and Goldman's life-spans closely coincided and yet they often aren't considered as contemporaneous with each other.

Events taking place as part of the exhibition project at CCA (unless otherwise stated):

Garnethill Women's Heritage Walk

Saturday 24 April 2010
Starting from the foyer at CCA
2.00pm – 3.30pm, free
Glasgow Women's Library leads another of its acclaimed Women's Heritage Walks, taking in grand tenements, painted gables and architectural triumphs, helping tell the most remarkable achievements of women in Glasgow history.

Read Out! Read In! Feminist Lines of Flight in Art and Politics
Tuesday 27 April 2010

5.00pm – 7.00pm, free
This session will discuss the line of flight, Sylvia Plath's poem, Kindness (1963). Kindness and further details of all reading groups are available at The session is free and all are welcome to attend but reading of Plath's Kindness prior to the session is recommended.

Reading and Wading through the Long Loch
Friday 30 April 2010

5.00pm – 6.30p, free
Wilding and Davis read their hand-written letters, discussing how we can go on, followed by an informal tour of their exhibition.

Symposium: How We Go On Now
Saturday 1 May 2010

11.30am – 9.00pm, free (ticketed)
Drawing together a range of international feminist voices to question how we dream and desire to go on in the future in relation to a feminist heritage.