Marcus Jack , MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), The Glasgow School of Art MA (Hons) English Literature & History of Art, University of Glasgow

Job Title:

PhD Research Student


School of Fine Art


‘and everything crooked will become straight’, screening programme, 2016. Photo: Ivaylo Andreev.

‘and everything crooked will become straight’, screening programme, 2016. Photo: Ivaylo Andreev.


Marcus Jack

Mapping a History for Artists’ Moving Image in Scotland

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Sarah Smith
Co-Supervisors: Dr Sarah Neely (University of Stirling), Kitty Anderson (LUX Scotland)

This research project investigates the significant narratives in the history of artists’ moving image (AMI) in Scotland since the mid-1960s. Acknowledging the absence of comprehensive critical and historical research, the project seeks to identify and analyse this history’s key custodians; map exhibitions, funding schemes, supporting organisations / institutions, and networks; and, contribute an assessment of the forms, subjects, presentation, and distribution methods which are particular to Scotland. The project understands cultural production through its power structures and asks how a social art history methodology, using archival and interview-based research, might address gaps in institutional and scholarly attention towards the development of local, ephemeral art practices such as moving image production.

Selected Publications

• “Dark Chambers, Fever Dreams: Artists’ Moving Image and the Gothic Landscape,” MAP Magazine, #48: Together We Will Have A Lot of Fun (Glasgow, 2018)
• “Flashing Green: Notes on Post-Nature, the 11th Taipei Biennial,” Videoclub (2018)
• “‘DO YOU REALLY JUST WANT TO BE PART OF A BAND?’: Notes from the 14th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival,” MAP Magazine, #47: The Body is a Fiction (Glasgow, 2018)
• Curatorial Studio, Living Out Ideas (Glasgow: Good Press, 2016)
• [Ed.] SAOTHAIR (Glasgow, 2016)
• [Ed.] and everything crooked will become straight (Glasgow, 2016)
• [Ed.] The Economy Experience (Glasgow, 2015)
• “Cathedral-Factory,” UJAH (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014)
• [Ed.] Groundings, Vol. 7 (Glasgow: GU Dialectic Society, 2014)
• “Traditions of Reaction,” Groundings, Vol. 6 (Glasgow: GU Dialectic Society, 2013)

Selected Curatorial Projects

• The Territorial Sea, Document Film Festival, Glasgow (2018)
• Beyond Cataclysm, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2018)
• How to Thrive, CCA Glasgow (2018)
• Amie Siegel: DDR/DDR, Goethe-Institut Glasgow (2018)
• Soft Cells, Glasgow Short Film Festival (2018)
• Uncanny Loop, Glasgow Film Theatre & CCA Glasgow (2017)
• Lutz Mommartz: the breath of the sheep and the sea is infinitely beautiful, CCA Glasgow (2017)
• SAOTHAIR, ATLAS, Portree, Isle of Skye (2016)
• and everything crooked will become straight, Glasgow Short Film Festival (2016)
• The Economy Experience, The Pipe Factory & CCA Glasgow (2015)
• The only way to do it is to do it, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow (2015)