Artist, Glasgow School Of Art
(iaylie Runciman takes armchair trayel to an extreme. ('urrently her (Ilasgow sitting room has been transtormed into ..\ntarctica thanks
ltl titlltlc‘t'titts \\llil'c‘ sllc‘c‘ls llc‘t' bathroom illlt) the (iobi desert and her bedroom into rural liuropc. It takes more el'l'ort than l'licking through traycl brochttrcs. btit l‘or Runciman. 4l-ycars-old and a one-time actress. transl'orming the banal into something tnore exotic is what‘s important. Recently she
turned a redundant site next to the School or
.v\rt into an open-air sitting room. l'urnished \\ ith a bookcase stul'lcd with trayel books. l-‘or her degree work. Runciman is showing l’iye lcct square ol' household dust. (ileaued from the hooycr and Various corners ol~ her home o\ct' the last year. the work is doubtless l'iguratiw. ‘80‘.’ is skin cells.’ she explains. :\.\iclc‘ t'rom literal trayel plans. Runciman is staying put in (ilasgow.
Filmmaker, Edinburgh College OfArt
‘lt‘s really exciting now. There is more coming out of Scotland and it means you haye an option to make films here without going to the yast metropolis. London.‘ So belieyes liwan 'l‘aylor. a 26-year-old lilmmaker whose celluloid heroes include such contemporary greats as Woody Allen.
Martin Scorsese and Dayid Lynch. Taylor
already has two ﬁlms to his name. The latest. The (Use Of ll'i/lium IL. was inspired by the writings ol~ nettrologist ()liyer Sacks. and charts the mental decay of an lidinburgh resident. ‘lle belieyes the world is speeding up. but really he‘s slowing down.‘ says 'l'aylor. (‘urrently he is tackling his first feature lilm —- ‘a sort ol‘ road moyie' — and sourcing possible l‘unders. local businesses. Scottiin Screen. in l'act anyone — bill the money usually comes out ol' our own pockets.‘
From left to right: Sharon Connelly. Jason Keith, Helen Knowles. Gaylie Runciman and Ewan Taylor
‘l‘hc uer of nurﬁ'ultmwl graduates and their rrHtlr'ntptH'ul'ir'x is (ill .\'/1(m'(l!.'
I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street. ()l4l 353 4500. Sat 27 Jun—Fri 3 Jul.
()pen to the public: Mon-Thu 9.30am—9pm‘. Fri 0.30am—7pm; Sat ‘).30am—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
I Edinburgh College of Art Lauristou Place. ()l3l 22l (>000. Sat 13 -'l‘ue 23 Jttn.
()pen to the public: Mon ~Thu l0am-8pm; Fri—Sun l0am 5pm.
I Filmhouse 88 Lotluan Road. ()l3l 228 2688. Public screening of work by College of Art students on Thu l8 Jun at ()pm. Public screening of work by Napier l'niyersity students on Tue 23 Jun at 6pm. I Napier University Marehmont Campus. Marchmont Road. 0l 3| 444 2266. Tue 23—Sun 28 Jttn.
()pen to the public: ()am 4.30pm.
I Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Perth Road. 01382 345330. Sat l3—Sat 20 .lun.
()pen to the public: Mon -l-'ri ‘)am —‘)pm; Sat
9am 5pm; Sun 9am —2pm.
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