Screenings over 3 days
13-15 July 2018
Surrender Your Ticket is the third part in our on-going CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS programme, which responds to our location adjacent to the Dumfries to Glasgow main line and the beautiful Victorian Cample Viaduct (built 1851 and overseen by Cample-based James Deas, one of the engineers who supervised the physical construction of the line).
In our upstairs space, we will present Nika Autor’s haunting film Newsreel #63 over three days. Shown as part of the Slovenia presentation at the Venice Bienniale 2017, the starting point for the film is a shred of video taken on the once famous Belgrade to Ljubljana rail-line by two refugees travelling between the train’s wheels. Alongside Newsreel #63, there will be scheduled screenings of Viktor Turin’s 1929 Soviet classic Turksib, which documented the establishment of the Turkestan to Siberia railway, and Rania Stephan’s beguiling short film Train-Trains 2: A Bypass, 1999-2017, commissioned by der Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and shown there in September 2017.