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BFI Reuben Library

Between Categories: Researching Margaret Tait with Dr Sarah Neely

Sarah Nealy discusses her research into Margaret Tait’s work.

Image from Between Categories: Researching Margaret Tait with Dr Sarah Neely

Photograph: Alex Pirie and Orkney Library and Archive.

Total runtime 80min

In the first of four library events discussing the relationship between British artists’ film and archival research, Sarah Neely, author of Between Categories The Films of Margaret Tait: Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place (Peter Lang), talks about her research into this unique artist, whose work includes film, poetry and stories. Dr Neely spent over 10 years in archives, libraries and collections from London to Orkney (Tait’s birthplace), is Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling and has presented Tait’s work around the world.

Tickets £6.50

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“A pioneer. A modernist. A far sight. A first voice. An original. A maker….She makes us, and our senses, and the world, more possible.” Ali Smith The Margaret Tait Years.

“The only genuinely independent experimental mind in film to precede the current moment.” Malcolm Le Grice Studio International 1975.

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