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Image: ‘the entertainer’, intermissions as part of ‘Say-so’, Lyndsay Mann, 2016

Say-so is a programme of artists’ moving image works curated by Lyndsay Mann and presented by MAP for Glasgow Film Festival 2016. It took place on 18 February at the CCA Cinema, Glasgow.

‘…because I/he/she/they say so

Say-so is a collection of works in conversation. As the fluidity and instability of memory shapes our perceptions, active pasts inform present experiences, attitudes, and behaviours. This programme begins with responses to perceptions of self in relation to others, and extends to observations of more ideologically charged narratives addressed through collective experience and shared memory.

The title, Say-so, stems from the commonly shared childhood experience of hearing, ‘…because I/he/she/they say so ’, in response to questions about, or challenges to, established patterns of events. This phrase might be expanded to consider ways in which these same dynamics continue and play out in hierarchies of discourse. What forms of knowledge give a voice its value? Or said another way, which voices are imbued with enough value or authority to be heard?

Works by URSULA MAYER | SASKIA OLDE WOLBERS | STEVE CONNOLLY | JEM COHEN | MONA HATOUM | Intermissions by LYNDSAY MANN with recordings from the Sound Archive at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh

Supported by: Creative Scotland, Glasgow Film Festival, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Thanks to: Maureen Paley, LUX, VDB, Sound Archive at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh

Lyndsay Mann is an artist filmmaker based in Scotland working with writing, sculpture, and moving image.