Joanne Lee

Current Event

Joanne Lee

Co-programmed by LUX Scotland and David Dale Gallery

Poster by Greer Lockyear

6th – 15th October

Thursday 6th October, 6 – 8pm
In conversation starts at 6:30pm

Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm

David Dale Gallery Warehouse, 161 Broad Street, Glasgow, G40 2QR


Programmed by Joanne Lee

body as/is landscape, Joanne Lee, 2019, 12 mins, 34 secs

‘Body as/is Landscape’ shows the landscapes of St Andrews, Dunoon, a human body and the now demolished site of the Red Road flats in Glasgow. Lee asks what frames of references we are using to understand and relate to these landscapes? Attempting to situate the self among these places of privilege, absence, ruin and industry by observing in front and behind the camera. Questioning how we relate to and consume these landscapes – through the frame of the phone, the lens of the digital camera.

The Image that Spits, the Eye that Accumulates, Rhea Storr, 2017, 11 mins

A Mixed race body explores a Norfolk (UK) landscape whose future is uncertain due to coastal erosion. The physical erosion of the landscape, mirrors the now obsolete expired Kodachrome film once hailed as the new archival film for its vibrant colours but no longer able to be processed.


Joanne Lee is an artist and programmer who is from and lives in Glasgow. Centering embodied knowledge and translating what it means to make and see from the periphery sits at the heart of their moving image, writing and conversations. They’re interested in the possibility for new narratives to emerge that are based on slowness, healing and community. Recently, Joanne has been included in Glasgow published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe. They have screened work and exhibited at Camden Art Centre (London), Pavilion (Leeds) and Platform (Glasgow).


Rhea Storr is an artist filmmaker who explores the representation of Black and mixed-race cultures. Masquerade as a site of protest or subversion is an ongoing theme in her work. So too, is the effect of place or space on cultural representation. On occasion she draws on her own rural upbringing and British Bahamian heritage. Rhea Storr often works in 16mm film; she considers that analogue film might be useful to Black artists, both in the aesthetics it creates and the production models it facilitates. She is currently undertaking a PhD entitled ‘Towards a Black British Aesthetic: How is Black Radical Imagination realised through 16mm filmmaking practices?’ She is a co-director of not nowhere an artists’ film co-operative, London, that has a particular focus on analogue film. She is resident at Somerset House, London and occasionally programs at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. She is the winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 and the inaugural Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Prize. She was educated at Oxford University and the Royal College of Art.


David Dale Gallery and LUX Scotland are excited to present a series of three screenings in collaboration with Owain McGilvary, Joanne Lee and Chizu Anucha, three Scotland-based artists working with moving image. 

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