PRINT October 2018

Openings: Charlotte Prodger

Still from Charlotte Prodger’s Stoneymollan Trail, 2015, digital video, color, sound, 43 minutes.

BEDROOMS, BATHROOMS, Samuel R. Delany. Scotland, public sex, emails from friends. Blogs, lesbians, pissing. Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger peppers her single-channel videos with such constellations of people, places, and things. Prodger’s attraction to taking inventory—whether in a screen-printed compendium of her recent addresses or in a voice-over recitation of the deity Bridgit’s many names—stems from a drive not to forcibly impose an order or hierarchy, as such acts often do, but to be attentive, to stay close to the rumble of things and not overlook small variations by letting a few stand in for the many. Seriality breeds difference, not sameness. The lists that appear within Prodger’s diaristic videos speak to her larger practice of autobiographical accumulation, as she charts affinities and encounters led by desire and inscribed by power, bringing together

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