ink (2009) will be shown during the alt-w ⎜SSA Annual Exhibition, 5 – 20 December 2014 at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. ink was awarded the 2010 UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science. This installation was first commissioned to celebrate 500 years of book printing in Scotland.
a journey to the clouds will be shown during the Alt-w⎜Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition from 1 – 30 August 2014 at Evolution House, Edinburgh.
pollen analysis (2013) will be shown and heard at Seventeen in Aberdeen.
This exhibition is supported with funding from the National Lottery through the Creative Scotland Year of Natural Scotland Open Fund and Seventeen.
Saturday 5 April to Saturday 26 April 2014
~ in the fields: pollen analysis
Opening & Talk
7 November 2013 · 7pm
Sir Duncan Rice Library
University of Aberdeen
Exhibition 8 – 17 November 2013
Mon – Fri 10am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 5pm & Sun 12pm – 4pm
19 October 2013, 7:30pm
The sea-based installation floating stones is featured on the inspiring Cape Farewell Seachange website as a ‘profiled project’: www.capefarewell.com/seachange/in-the-fields-artist-collective/
Ken Cockburn and Alec Finley are visiting us on their ‘tour to the hebrides’, inspired by Boswell & Johnson. They see the floating stones in the moonlight, just a couple of days before we dismantle it again.
photo: Ken Cockburn
Sibylle, Moni and Herwarth are in Tarbert, so this is the time to install and document the work. Friends (thank you Ed, Karina and family!) and some neighbours help us with their boats and patience. The divers and underwater photographers go diving despite the reputation of Scottish seawater temperatures… Many thanks to the landowners Mr and Mrs Barker and Tarbert Harbour Authority for allowing us to install in White Bay!
This is not the first time for ~ in the fields to visit Kilmartin Glen, but the first time to see the Temple Wood Stone Circle. And noon is not the best time to visit the rock art – cup and ring marks – in Achnabreck, as the sun is too high up and does not allow the rings to cast the shadow. But they are stunning anyway, still – after 5,000 years.
Time for a summary of what this Natural Bennachie art & science collaboration is about – we are interested in the methods how the scientists are working, but mainly the part of the process where they start to make decisions, where knowledge is been made. Also how it is further visualised and designed through diagrams or in the display of artefacts in collections. In short – the aesthetic of knowledge order systems. Then there is Bennachie with all the made-ness of landscape and it’s history of being created (and called ‘nature’).
Also interesting is the relation between micro and macro in this project: Bennachie with the prominent heights of hills like Mither Tap and Oxen Craig in Aberdeenshire, but then to look into microscopes to see pollen grains – to find out something about the Bennachie’s (anthropogenic) past environment.
Apart from that, the pollen grains look really beautiful.