DOWN THE STREET

MARC BAINES

6 August, 2020 – 6pm–8pm
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For the first in a new season of FILM CLUB, we have invited Glasgow-based illustrator, MARC BAINES, to respond to our theme of Neighbourhood, with a presentation on the depiction of Neighbourhoods in comics and short films.

For this special online edition, Marc presents DOWN THE STREET - a set of short films , accompanied by a newly constructed slide show of comics set to music, featuring some of the most exciting contemporary cartoonists from England, Canada and the USA. Comics by Father John Bagnall, Lynda Barry, Lale (pronounced “Lally”) Westvind and John Porcellino, films by the poet Margaret Tait and her contemporaries.

The presentation will use fiction, reportage and autobiography in short films and comic strips to look at a series of stories involving groups and individuals out on the paths and pavements of their neighbourhood

strolling
meeting friends
window shopping
playing games
singing on the corner
making plans
listening to the sounds in the air at night time

and will then be followed by a discussion about our streets and how we use them.

This event will last for about 2 hours, and will be held online via the Zoom platform. Marc will present for approx 25 minutes, followed by the film screenings and then following a break, the room will be opened up for discussion for an hour.

Please click this LINK for booking details and to receive your Zoom entry - please contact the gallery for any more details.






Marc Baines is a printmaker and cartoonist, formerly involved with co-running the Vesuvius Records label and his own Kingly Books imprint. He started the independent record label Vesuvius in Glasgow in the mid-nineties, putting out records by local acts such as The Yummy Fur, Lung Leg, Ganger and Cylinder, as well as international acts Jad Fair and Make Up.

Currently he pursues his interest in film, music and comics through involvement with the Umpteen Press collective and the Fantôm Cinema events he curates with artist Rob Churm. He also leads the Illustration specialism on the Communication Design BA at Glasgow School of Art. Marc set up the Art School Film Club back in 2004.