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
- Reimagining Our Economy – Screening Woodlands Community
- Africa in Motion Film Festival 2020
- Canada Now – New Canadian Cinema at GFT
- Saint Maud, GFT
- On The Rocks, GFT
- I Am Greta – GFT
- Movie Screening: ’13’ – Black History Month
- Game On: Queer Disruptions in Sport screening plus Q&A
- World Food Day 2020 – Propogate Scotland
- International Day of the Girl Child
- There’s Something in the Water, Femspectives and Take One Action
- Blue Heart – Take One Action Film Festival
- Africa in Motion 2020
- SQIFF Programme 2020
- Watch Party: Tongues Untied – Black History Month Scotland
- Black Cowgirls and Cowboys, Real and Imagined
- World of International Film Festival 2020
- Rocks at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Havana Glasgow Film Festival 2020
- GYFF Miss Junetenth GFT