Analogy Loom

Video Art Workshop with Duncan Marquiss

at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016
March 2-5, 2017

Hosted by
LUX Scotland
British Council
Kochi Biennale Foundation


Analogy Loom takes the analogy and analogical thinking as its focus, using video as a framework for examining the human tendency to draw comparisons and think in metaphors. Can an analogy be the subject of a film? How might the form and structure of a film mimic its subject matter? Through discussions and practical exercises, participants will consider how artists and filmmakers use analogies to generate ideas and devise new formal approaches by combining disparate topics, materials and processes.

The workshop will be led by Scottish artist Duncan Marquiss. Marquiss works with the moving image, drawing, writing and music. His practice is often driven by a search for patterns and connections between seemingly unrelated subject areas. He takes these analogies as starting points for process-led artworks that overlap disparate materials and cultural references. Marquiss has exhibited his films internationally, including presentations at the BFI London Film Festival; Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; and Microscope Gallery, New York. He was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award in 2015.


To Apply


Applications are invited from artists, filmmakers and art professionals to participate in Analogy Loom. Applications must contain 1) a CV (max 1 page) and 2) a statement of purpose (max 300 words) and may be sent to [email protected]org with the subject-line “LUX-KMB Video Workshop Application”. Prior experience of working with video is helpful, but not essential.

Fees for the the workshop covers shared accommodation in Fort Kochi and entry to venues of the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Fees: Rs 2000
Dates of Workshop: Mar 2 to 5, 2017
Location: Kochi Biennale Foundation, Fort Kochi
Last date to apply: Feb 22, 2017