About Christine Borland
Christine Borland was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1987
The Quickening 
Screenprint, 50 x 70cm
Donated by the artist to Cambridge: Glasgow - Ten Prints for New Hall (Hughson Gallery, Glasgow, May 2000)
Like Sam Ainsley's Red Cocoon, The Quickening is part of Glasgow Print Studio's HABITAT portfolio. Greg Hilty gives a lucid account of the many elements in Borland's oeuvre in Christine Borland (1997) published to accompany her exhibition at Frac LR, Montpellier: her concern with process, the poetry of effect; her use of double images ("a single object is an image but doubled it becomes an idea"). An initial response to this work might be that territory (or habitat) is being defended. But the realisation that a mirror-image is employed creates a wholly different set of criteria. The artist has used digital technology in the production of the work.