FILM over three days
17-19 August 2018
Two lectures on the subject of Gold were given in Thornhill in the 1850s and 1860s under the auspices of the Thornhill Institute. One of those lectures took place on 20 February 1865, no doubt reflecting on Thornhill’s relative proximity to Wanlockhead and Leadhills, historic locations for mining and panning in Scotland.
The contemporary and international perspective of There’s Talk of Gold takes as its pretext the documented presence of mining specialists from Germany and The Netherlands living in the Wanlockhead community in the 15th and 16th centuries.
We are delighted to be showing a second film by Alfredo Jaar following our screenings of his 2006 Muxima. Over three days, his short film Introduction to a Distant World will be installed in our upstairs space. We will also screen two extraordinary film by experimental filmmakers Bill Morrison and Ben Russell, who have produced long-form films that invite you to engage and spend time with their respective subjects.