The Agent RiA: registered in art
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The Agent RiA:registeredinart platform was conceived and initiated in March 2010 as part of my research approach to explore works by artists using documented performance, sound and video, often alongside other methods within their practice. RiA was conceptualised as an online channel where new works by different artists are uploaded periodically, adding to a collection, with the intention of creating a supportive, shared community for works, encourage conversation around new areas of public art and engage with a wider audience less familiar with artists’ moving image.

The Agent RiA:registerdinart projects have received the generous support of Hope Scott Trust and Creative Scotland

The online programme has become a resource, with works selected for festivals (Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney) and shows in the UK (Tate Modern, London) and USA (Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Michigan).

RiA has also developed an expanding off-line programme:

Screenings, Careof / DOCVA, Italy, 18 Feb – 2 Mar, 2013

Image: Sonotoki, Amanda Belantara

A screening programme of recent works from selected artists hosted on The Agent RiA’s registeredinart channel.
Careof Organisation for Contemporary Art and DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts, Milano.

La Nostra Terra, Stills, Thursday 10 May 2012, 11.30am – 5.30pm

Curating Video collections and archives
An introduction to the collections of Careof DOCVA, Milan, Rewind UK and The Agent RiA and their utilisation within curatorial and educational contexts. Participating speakers include Adam Lockhart (Rewind UK), Chiara Agnello (Careof DOCVA, Milan) and Lyndsay Mann (The Agent RiA).

alongside Landscape and photography – Scotland and Italy: Participating speakers include Alexandra Tommasini (Courtauld Institute of Art),  Francesca Lazzarini (Curator, Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, Italy) and artist Alexander Maris (Scotland).


Artist’s films at the Middle Eastern Film Festival, 6 – 20 February 2012

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RiA initiated artists film within Edinburgh’s 2012 Middle Eastern Film Festival, programming artists’ moving image works within this Filmhouse cinema programme for the first time, with works by Erkan Özgen (Turkey) and Hakan Akçura (Sweden). A concurrent programme also played on the registeredinart  channel throughout the festival, showing new feature work by the artists involved.

RiA also received support from Hope Scott Trust to host an artist’s talk and screening event, which took place at Stills: Scotland’s Centre for Photography.
Feb 12 ‘Edinburgh Celebrates Kurdish Cinema’, Abu Dhabi Film Festival magazine

Spelling the Myth, Edinburgh Art Festival, 15 – 28 August 2011

Image: Clodagh Emoe and Simon Critchley, Scotsman

A curated screening programme examining popular myths and stereotypes through a focus on shared cultural traditions and personal experiences, with works showing for the first time in Scotland from Michelle Deignan (London), Clodagh Emoe (with Simon Crtichley) (Dublin), Martin Healy (Cork/Dublin) and Alan Phelan (Dublin).

> EAF Archive:  Edinburgh Art Festival Archive


RiA’s first off-line screening programme, 1 January 2011.
Mound Precinct, National Galleries Complex as part of the Hogmanay Festival, Edinburgh.

Works from the registeredinart channel by: Brian Ross, Craig Coulthard, Kevin Henderson, Lyndsay Mann, Agnes Nedregard, Jennie Temple, Daniel Warren.

Image: The Forest of Pretty Things, Kevin Henderson, 2008.