Alex Hetherington is a visual artist with a practice in film, text and sculpture who works under the title Modern Edinburgh Film School. He produces complex projects on the ideas of film, poetic form and sculptural process.
Modern Edinburgh Film School (2014) projects and appearances termed as The Silver River include The National Review of Live Art, a printed edition as a surrogate to a screening event at GoMA, Glasgow International presented as a lecture 12 April 2014, ACRCIT, The Social Media of Too Long on Dinda Fass, Lauren Gault, Michelle Hannah and Catherine Street. A new film and print project “Yvonne, in Two Parts” for Michelle Hannah, screened at Niteflights, CCA and BYOB, eca. An essay on the project Before Le Cerveau Affamé by Georgina Starr at Cooper Gallery Dundee, published in Aesthetica Magazine blog, inclusion in Atelier Public at Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, spring 2014 and 17 January 2014, a Friday lecture with Mairi Lafferty at eca, Edinburgh. It is contributed to a Salon for the Voice at Cooper Gallery Dundee November 2013, and at the same time published an edition The Free Arc of Life on recent works by Karen Cunningham, Allison Gibbs, Mairi Lafferty and Georgina Starr. Other recent writing include a piece on the German artist Kathrin Sonntag at Cooper Gallery Dundee in Aesthetica blog.
Modern Edinburgh Film School (2013) was made in association with ESW. And was supported by New Media Scotland's Alt-w Fund. Supported by Embassy Gallery. With support from LUX. With support from Arts Trust of Scotland. With support from Talbot Rice Gallery. With support from Rhubaba. With support from Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College and Contemporary Art Practice, Moving Image, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. In kind support for research from Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. Supported by a Professional Development Award, 2013-2014 Creative Scotland.
The Hand That Hold The Desert Down, 15 March 2013 ESW and Green Screen, a group exhibition at Embassy, 15–31 March 2013. April Set, 26, 27 and 30 April with Zoë Fothergill, Sarah Forrest and Anthony Schrag. 24 May is The Slow-Wave with Lynsday Mann at Talbot Rice Gallery and 25 May, The Good Work at Inspace, featuring Catherine Street, Claire Denis and Bobby Niven. 6000 Posters for Giants and Dwarfs, June, Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, Videotheque at Make Shift, Talbot Rice Gallery, June, Lauren Gault: Granular and Crumb, ESW, July at ESW, Ute Aurand: FILME, August at Stills Gallery and Modern Edinburgh Film School at Product, ESW for Edinburgh Art Festival 2013. Hold This Object Up Until There is Nothing Left of You, 31 August 2013, closed the project’s residency at ESW.