Friday Lecture Series Margaret Salmon Edinburgh College of Art

This seminar by guest speaker, Margaret Salmon, is the 13th in the Friday Lecture Series 2015 – 2016, and the sixth of Semester Two.

Margaret was born in New York and studied photography at The School of Visual Arts and the Royal College of Art. She lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She creates filmic portraits which weave together poetry and ethnography, actuality and abstraction.

Interested in historic film methods, as well as realist performance and documentary narratives, Salmon is in post-production on her first long form film, Eglantine.



DATE: MAR 18, 2016 11:30 – 1:00PM – ADMISSION FREE

Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White work at the intersection of art, music and information networks, and seek to challenge default mechanisms for the authorship, ownership and distribution of art. Their ongoing project Open Music Archive is an initiative to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings and is a vehicle for collaborative projects exploring the material’s potential for reuse.

VENUE: Main Lecture Theatre (E22), ECA Main Building, Edinburgh EH3 9DF



DATE: MAR 25, 2016 11:30 – 1:00PM – ADMISSION FREE

Using theory, philosophers, current affairs and pop cultural figures as alibis to help her write, and casts of arguing characters to help her perform, Cally Spooner produces plotless novellas, disjunctive theatre plays, looping monologues and musical arrangements to stage the movement and behaviour of speech. Working through film, broadcasting, writing and live events, she considers the dissolving boundaries between personal expression and market agendas.

VENUE: Main Lecture Theatre (E22), ECA Main Building, Edinburgh EH3 9DF