This April we welcome Glasgow International 2018 to Platform - a renowned festival of contemporary visual art, which happens every two years across Glasgow.
Platform is delighted to present new work by Jessica Ramm that has been created over a period of time of working and being based at Platform. In addition, a series of events and projects will take place across The Bridge and the Shandwick Shopping Centre offering a diverse programme for people to take part and experience.
PERSONAL STRUCTURES | Jessica Ramm
Jessica will create a new art work that is informed by and responds to our setting: our architecture and people. Working closely with Platform, Ramm reflects upon the emotional effects of the spaces we live and work in, presenting performances and sculptures that explore the possibilities of ‘home-made’ architecture as an aesthetic and political statement.
The construction processes Ramm uses are informed by her experience of growing up in an 80’s squatting community with a radical DIY ethos. For GI 2018 she will present a series of temporary structures that will occupy and respond to the architecture of Platform. Developed in the run up to the festival through a programme of workshops and events led by Ramm, these structures will present new versions of familiar domestic spaces; restaging an urban environment that resembles Easterhouse.
Opening event: Sat 21 April (free)
Exhibition: Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May* (free)
LOVE AND LITHIUM | Henry Coombes
A screening of a new experimental art film by Henry Coombes called Love and Lithium. Combining documentary with cinematic surrealism the film follows the life of Marcella Macintosh - a 68 year old larger than life Glaswegian character and enthralling story teller.
Sat 28 Apr - shown during Platform’s Outskirts festival
Sun 29 Apr, 2pm – free but ticketed
Love Unlimited is a new curatorial collaboration between Hamish Chapman, Kirsty Mellon, Andrew Sim and Freya Fullarton. We function with a nomadic practice, curating pop-up exhibitions and events in various locations around Glasgow. For Gi2018 they will curate a series of events, inviting a group of artists to take over The Bridge swimming pool.
Sat 21 April
Wed 25 April
Sat 28 April - shown during Platform’s Outskirts festival
INKIND | Janie Nichol and Ailie Rutherford
A temporary pop up installation, INKIND will look at the hidden economies of the GI festival, focussing on and examining the ‘below the water-line’ economy of the arts. The project will chart the unseen and unaccounted for efforts that enable GI to take place, exploring the support in kind, unpaid labour, mutual support, favours, gifts and volunteer hours that go into making Gi festival.
Sat 27 Apr – Wed 2 May