Holy Motor is an eco-poetic performance blending myth and machine to discover the spiritual dimension to human and non-human interaction. Memories of art events in Glasgow, imagined technological futures, and a praying mantis, play host to the becoming-other of the artist’s body - its vital consumptions and verbal emissions.
Alex Millar is a Scottish artist working with sculpture, performance and film. His recent work is inspired by theories of the uncanny, and the combination of spiritual and technological modes of being, as an ecological practice. Past exhibitions and performances include Gold Head Yellow Dancer, a solo exhibition at Dornoch St Project Space in 2018, and Everyday Dionysus, a performance for ‘Folly’, at David Dale in 2017. He is currently a committee member at Market Gallery, an artist-run, contemporary visual art space in the east end of Glasgow.
Following an open call for proposals Present Futures offered two micro bursaries to emerging artists Annie Lowry Thomas & Anna Danielwicz and Alex Millar to support their involvement and contribution to the 2019 edition of the festival.