Image of movie Being in a Place - A Portrait of Margaret Tait
Image of movie Being in a Place - A Portrait of Margaret Tait
Image of movie Being in a Place - A Portrait of Margaret Tait
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Being in a Place - A Portrait of Margaret Tait

Luke Fowler
Vereinigtes Königreich 2022
61 min
OF
V'23

Margaret Tait (1918–1999), Ärztin, Filmemacherin, Dichterin – Macherin verdichteter Filme –, bereiste unter anderem Indien, Sri Lanka und Rom, doch die meiste Zeit ihres Lebens verbrachte sie in der von ihr so geliebten schroffen Insellandschaft der schottischen Orkneys. Die Kamera galt ihr als eine Verlängerung ihres Selbst. In diesem Geiste kollagiert Fowler ein wunderbares Porträt, das einen Dialog zwischen Mensch und Natur, zwischen (Film-)Geschichte und Gegenwart führt. Dabei blickt BEING IN A PLACE aber nicht nur auf Taits offizielles Vermächtnis, sondern fasziniert auch mit kürzlich gefundenem Material, das sie unfertig hinterlassen musste. (Roman Scheiber)

Mit THIS IS HOW A CHILD BECOMES A POET.

The magnificent work of Scottish poet and filmmaker Margaret Tait is imbued with an irrevocable sense of presence that gives attention to the smallest details of the world surrounding us. Luke Fowler translates his own experience of entering Tait’s world on the Orkney Islands and elsewhere into a restlessly ecstatic and haptic collage of images, sounds, words and memories. Without losing his own sense of looking at the world, he manages to convey a similar appreciation of the abrupt nature of beauty as Tait did; you might call it kinship or the evocation of a particular perception, a portrait not of a person but of her being. After making a short film called HOUSES (FOR MARGARET), this is his second work to engage with Tait’s legacy and he has an embarrassment of riches to choose from. The film combines archive materials such as notes, letters, rushes, audio recordings of people and places and Fowler’s own sketch of an unrealized Tait film project called HEARTLANDSCAPE. This densely edited material enables Fowler to ask how landscapes can evoke the ghosts of those that lived in them and further ofers a playful concept of filmic heritage along the way, one where the footsteps you follow lead to not just a way of seeing but also a way of being. (Patrick Holzapfel)

With THIS IS HOW A CHILD BECOMES A POET.

Luke Fowler: WHAT YOU SEE IS WHERE YOU’RE AT (K, 2001), THE WAY OUT (K, 2003), PILGRIMAGE FROM SCATTERED POINTS (2006), BOGMAN PALMJAGUAR (K, 2008), AN ABBEYVIEW FILM (K, 2008), TENEMENT FILMS (K, 2009); ALL DIVIDED SELVES (2011), THE POOR STOCKINGER, THE LUDDITE CROPPER AND THE DELUDED FOLLOWERS OF JOANNA SOUTHCOTT (2012), TO THE EDITOR OF AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER (2014), DEPOSITIONS (K, 2014), COUNTRY GRAMMAR (WITH SUE TOMPKINS) (K, 2017), ELECTROPYTHAGORAS (A PORTRAIT OF MARTIN BARTLETT) (2017), MUM’S CARDS (K, 2018), CÉZANNE (K, 2019), HOUSES (FOR MARGARET) (K, 2019), PATRICK (K, 2020), FOR DAN (K, 2021)

Credits
  • Luke Fowler
  • Margeret Tait
  • Luke Fowler
  • Peter Todd
  • Lee Patterson
  • Luke Fowler
  • Sarah Neely
  • Louise Barrington
  • Luke Fowler
  • Lionel Marchetti
  • Lee Patterson
  • Donald W. Lindsay
Luke Fowler, Sarah Neely

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DCP
Farbe und schwarzweiß
Fr. 20 Okt
16:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
OF
iCal
So. 22 Okt
13:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
OF
iCal
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