SMF / Sierra Metro Film

Sierra Metro presents SMF, a film screening programme that will continually unfold alongside Sierra Metro’s other projects. Screenings feature new work by artists who have previously exhibited with Sierra Metro, and have formerly taken place at Sierra Metro’s Granton gallery and other sites across Edinburgh. Future screenings will continue to be presented at locations across Scotland.

SMF does not aim to bring these works together in a format that encourages comparison, contrast or assimilation, but instead focuses on the single work format, granting each film considerable space and time for reflection.

Please check back regularly to for updates of upcoming SMF screenings.



Kevin McPhee
Looking without knowing, but feeling
Part I: Online film presentation / 16 - 30 June 2012 /
Part II: BBC Big Screen, Lothian Road, Edinburgh / 16 June 2012

Photography: Hope Dickens

Filming out in Marfa Texas, McPhee explicitly and implicitly alludes to the work of seminal conceptual artist Donald Judd. McPhee’s work references the conventions of art world ontology, art historical mythology and personal relationship. To see McPhee's new online presentation between 16 and 30 June, visit:

Part of Embassy Annuale 2012:


Aileen M Stackhouse
that was then and this is now . . . a time collage for five minutes only (Sierra Metro 2009-2012)
Saturday 3 March, 4pm

Sierra Metro presents a screening of Aileen M Stackhouse’s new film, "that was then and this is now . . . a time collage for five minutes only (Sierra Metro 2009-2012)". This screening will be accompanied by a performance by the artist; a drawing action that will be simultaneously projected alongside the film. Presenting a collage of moments of time between August 2009 and February 2012, this film is a continuance of her 2009 site-specific Sierra Metro exhibition, "How Long Is Now?"

Click here to download a text by Kate Andrews, developed as an accompaniment to SMF03
Click here to download this file

SMF 02

Ashley Nieuwenhuizen
Loam, 2010
Saturday 5 November 2011, 3pm-5pm, Sierra Metro

A two-part film performance, ‘Loam’ (2010) sees artist Ashley Nieuwenhuizen examine the shared territory between animal species and humans.

SMF 01

Jesper Carlsen
Compositions, 2011, Computer Animation, 24min
Location: BBC Big Screen, Festival Square, Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Dates & Times: 20, 21, 22 October 2011 / 19:00

Comprising 36,000 frames, Carlsen’s ‘Compositions’ explodes El Lissitzky’s 1922 painting of the same title. In Carlsen’s film the camera rotates slowly around the different elements of the painting, viewing each arrangement from many different angles.

Photography: Dave Grinly

Photography: Dave Grinly

Image courtesy Jesper Carlsen