Scotland+Venice

For Hospitalfeild_roots(yggdrasil)

In 2009 I was chosen as one of 3 artists to undertake a Newfoundland residency at the Scotland + Venice pavilion during that years Venice Biennale.

Newfoundland is an international residency programme for contemporary visual artists, developed and delivered through a partnership between Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Hospitalfield. The underlying theme of the residency was to explore the meaning of collaboration, encouraging us as artists to explore new territories, transforming local into global networks and to research into process.

Over the course of project I worked closely with Deborah Bower and Mat Fleming, two filmmakers based in Newcastle who were in Venice for the Biennale with the British Pavilion. Following the residency in October 2009, we spent over a month at Hospitalfield House in Angus before exhibiting in EMBLEMS LEFT in the Cooper Art Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with other artists: Steven Anderson, Stuart Fallon and Kent Chang.

As well as working on a number of collaborative and individual film and video works, we also programmed Bricks and Mortar for the return, to Scotland, of Martin Boyce’s exhibition NO REFLECTIONS in January 2010.

OCCULT 2010

16mm film, hand processed and digital video
with sound

HOUND TOOTH 2009

16mm film, hand processed
with sound