On Clogger Lane (Andrew Black, 2022)

Two white llamas in a field with rolling pastoral landscape and a glowing golden sunset in the background.

This film will screen with subtitles for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing viewers

On Clogger Lane is a new experimental documentary by Andrew Black. The film meanders through the Washburn Valley between Otley and Harrogate, exploring the infrastructures of capital on land overshadowed by a monstrous satellite surveillance station, submerged beneath reservoirs, haunted by accusations of witchcraft, and populated by the traces of generations of past inhabitants.

Incorporating conversations with farmers, antiquarians, dowsers, grandmothers, Quakers, landowners and communists alongside an improvisational score, ‘On Clogger Lane’ explores the meeting points of public and private, past and present, passiveness and protest, upon the same patch of ancient land.

“The film maps multiple human presences – from cup and ring marks to wind turbines, dilapidated mills, lost villages, military bases, quarries, mines, walls and fences – but, in holding all these layers together, it manages not to flatten them into one generalised ‘human’ trace. It remains at all times sensitive to the specific.” – Tom Jeffreys, The Penitent Review

Andrew Black is an artist and filmmaker based in Scotland. His work explores hidden and obscured stories found within the British landscape, creating portraits of places with which he has a biographical attachment. Black’s films look at how the infrastructures and ideologies of capitalism, militarism and nationalism have shaped the land and its inhabitants. Often working closely with local people, his work shows ways that communities can imagine and create alternative and oppositional ways of being.

He was the 2021 recipient of the Margaret Tait Award, and his commissioned film On Clogger Lane premiered at Glasgow Film Theatre in February 2023, was exhibited at The Tetley, Leeds, and will show at LUX, London in 2024. His work has shown at CCA Glasgow, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Centre Clark, Montreal.

Kitty Anderson is Director of LUX Scotland, an organisation based in Glasgow that supports, develops and promotes artists’ moving image practices across Scotland. She was previously Curator at The Common Guild; Associate Director of The Modern Institute; and Associate Curator of Frieze Projects. Kitty is a regular visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art and has given talks and presentations at galleries and museums around the UK.

The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland project delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Creative Scotland. Previously known as the Margaret Tait Award, the name was changed in 2023 to more accurately reflect the opportunity.

On Clogger Lane
Dir. Andrew Black
2022, UK, 60mins
English + SDH subtitles

+ a post-screening Q&A with Andrew Black, hosted by Director of LUX Scotland, Kitty Anderson

Tickets on a sliding scale:
£5 / £3 / £2 / Free
Ticket guide available here

Watch at Cample:
Friday 23 February
6:30pm

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director, Andrew Black, hosted by Kitty Anderson (LUX Scotland)

Watch Online:
24 February - 9 March

Available to watch online for one month, including a recorded Q&A with Director, Andrew Black

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Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI