Astro Black GSFF at CCA
14 – 17 March, 2019
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
Titled in tribute to cosmic jazz artist Sun Ra’s 1972 album, Astro Black is an ongoing multi-channel video cycle with the musician as its central figure. Comprised entirely of samples from film and music sources, Soda_Jerk’s work takes us on an alternate history tour of political resistance and music, via Afrofuturism, avant-garde jazz, German electronic music, and hip-hop, as well as being stacked with pop cultural imagery, from the moon landing to Star Trek and David Bowie.
Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective working at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction. They are fundamentally interested in the politics of images: how they circulate, whom they benefit, and how they can be undone, through sampling, re-editing, superimposition and humour.
The Astro Black cycle has been exhibited at institutions including the Barbican (London), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC).
Astro Black is a free installation in CCA Intermedia Gallery, running from 11.00 until 19.00 each day of the festival.
This section: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019
- Access Film Club: Hot Fuzz
- Blind Ambition at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War at GFT
- Notre Dame On Fire at GFT
- Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in New York City
- The Harder They Come – 50th Annivesary
- CINE(STHESIA )- Last Day of the Trams
- Sea Change Film Festival 2022
- Where The Crawdads Sing at GFT
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans + introduction
- Hit the Road at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Paris Texas at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Joyride at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Dance Along Festival: Encanto, Merchant City Festival
- Pather Panchali at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Fire of Love at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Top Gun(4 k) plus Top Gun: Maverick at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Cafe Flicker at GMAC
- Casino plus recorded introduction
- MIND-SET Indie Film in Scotland