Future exhibition

Kate Davis

Charity, video still (2017) Kate Davis
28 Jul 2017 - 8 Oct 2017

Using moving image, photography, drawing and printmaking, Davis’s work questions how historical narratives are produced and perpetuated. This has often involved probing the aesthetic and political ambiguities of particular artworks, and historical moments, from a contemporary feminist perspective. A recent series of prints, On Sensitive Ground, use soft ground etching techniques to explore the parallels between housework and the print studio.

Davis’s work frequently references the theory and practice of photography, and how that relates to other media such as drawing and the moving image. This is her first solo exhibition in Edinburgh and Stills is an inspiring context for Davis to make and present new work. This is also the first gallery presentation of her recently commissioned Margaret Tait Award film, Charity. Inspired by the ways in which Margaret Tait’s films invite us to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked, Charity questions how the essential, but largely invisible and unpaid, processes we employ to care for others, and ourselves, could be reimagined.

Image: Charity, video still (2017) Kate Davis. Copyright the artist.

 

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CLICKING COMEDIANS by Steve Best

CLICKING COMEDIANS by Steve Best
4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
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Exhibition open daily: 11am - 3.30pm 

FRINGE Comedy Performance: 4pm - 5pm each day (except 14th), FREE (non-ticketed)

Location: Stills’ Project Space (lower ground level) 

Taken from his third book, COMEDIANS BACK TO FRONT, ‘Clicking Comedians’ is a collection of fine art photographs of comedians back stage and front of stage taken by photographer and comedian Steve Best.

Steve Best’s many years on the comedy circuit has allowed him to build trust with some of the funniest people on earth. This exclusive access has given him an opportunity to take hundreds of intimate, deeply moving images from the very new comedians, the seasoned professional, to the downright famous.

Steve’s first book, COMEDY SNAPSHOT, a collection of his photographs of 427 comedians with their jokes and quirky facts, became an instant classic. ‘It’s a book designed to be dipped in and out of at random – to plunge full-in would be like guzzling all your chocolate box at once; but each morsel is deliciously rich.’ Chortle.

Its sequel, JOKER FACE will be published by Unbound and Penguin Random House this summer (exclusively available at Stills throughout the festival).

FRINGE Comedy Performance: 4pm - 5pm each day (except 14th August)

Steve Best tells his story behind the photos he’s taken of Britain’s finest stand-up comedians, the unique access into the comedy world and his Herculean efforts to turn all this into a book.

He has performed all over the world including South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bosnia, South Africa, Holland, Denmark, The Falkland Islands, and Southend on Sea. He plans to go further afield. He has been on huge nationwide tours with Frank Skinner, Craig Charles and Omid Djalili. He has been on TV (a few times). 

Further information is available on the Fringe website here

www.stevebest.com

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