Say-so: Footnoting the Archive

Lyndsay Mann (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract / Description of output

A curated screening programme by Lyndsay Mann for Glasgow Film Festival 2016. Commissioned by MAP magazine guest editors, Claire Walsh and Suzanne van der Lingen.

‘…because I/he/she/they say so ’

Say-so is a collection of works in conversation. As the fluidity and instability of memory shapes our perceptions, active pasts inform present experiences, attitudes, and behaviours. This programme begins with responses to perceptions of self in relation to others, and extends to observations of more ideologically charged narratives addressed through collective experience and shared memory.

The title, Say-so, stems from the commonly shared childhood experience of hearing, ‘…because I/he/she/they say so ’, in response to questions about, or challenges to, established patterns of events. This phrase might be expanded to consider ways in which these same dynamics continue and play out in hierarchies of discourse. What forms of knowledge give a voice its value? Or said another way, which voices are imbued with enough value or authority to be heard?

Works by Ursula Mayer; Saskia Olde Wolbers; Steve Connolly; Jem Cohen; Mona Hatoum; with Intermissions by Lyndsay Mann, a series of 2 minute videos made using voice recordings from the Sound Archive at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2016

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