March 29th- April 8th, 2018

Ian Giles

After BUTT



Ian Giles, After BUTT (2018). Film still.



Press Release
Entrée is excited to present Ian Giles new film After BUTT in Bergen. After BUTT explores the social and cultural legacy of the iconic gay magazine BUTT. Within the film transcribed interviews with original contributors are re-voiced by a group of young gay men. Noted for its iconic pink pages and candid interviews; we hear the group sharing sexually charged narratives and frank reflections. In an act of storytelling between generations the film also interrogates BUTT’s imbalances, raising questions around the magazines handling of race and gender. There is a playful relationship with language in the film: words becoming transferable between originators and speakers. Giles continues his employment of first-hand research, participatory workshops and verbatim theatre as structures to produce a social network and film.

Ian Giles (b.1985, UK) completed his MFA in 2012 at the Slade School of Fine Art. He was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/13. Recent exhibitions, screenings and performances include: After BUTT, Chelsea Space, London (2018); Multiplexing II, Cineworld Cinema, Glasgow with LUX Scotland (2017); AsToAsIsTo a collaboration with the Youth Forum, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); Connected Works, Harvard University, Cambridge USA (2016); m-Health, Cell Project Space, London (2015); Videoclub: Selected IV UK national tour including Nottingham Contemporary (2014); The In Between, Carroll/Fletcher, London (2013); 21st Century Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012) and Whitstable Biennale (2010). He was a resident at Hospitalfield, Scotland in 2017 and awarded a Production Bursary by Spike Island and The Centre For Moving Image Research 2016.

The film was commissioned by Chelsea Space (2018) and funded by Arts Council England and supported by Hospitalfield, Scotland.

Screening times are Thursday- Sunday at 5pm & 7pm (Thursday also 9pm). Doors will open 15 minutes prior, and the full program will take 35 minutes. Please find a day and time in your schedule.
Looking forward to see you!



19.03.2018
Objektiv
Interview with Ian Giles
“I’m constantly alluding to and borrowing from the aesthetics of participation”, he says, “and the script and the making of the film were great ways of getting this group of people together”.
By Helena Haimes

Further read about After BUTT by Ian Giles here:

"As a new generation gives voice to the past, we are able to appreciate the subtle dimensions of Giles’s defense of "BUTT". He implies that homosexuality is inherently radical, and that queer zines like "BUTT" are radical insofar as they are stridently sexy."
— Zachary Small, Out Magazine

"Giles’s project is intriguing in its analytical candor and expands modes of oral history and self-publishing practices"
— Philomena Epps, Artforum

"Giles’s film stands both as a timely recognition of BUTT’s legacy and a stimulating conversation piece engaging ongoing discourses about the gay community."
— Francesco Dama, Hyperallergic

"With After BUTT, and its accompanying materials, Giles provides a narrative that is as engaging, encompassing, and inviting as the mattresses on which viewers of his film recline."
— William Kherbek, Map Magazine