~ in the fields talk

 

This is an opportunity to hear ~ in the fields talk informally about their practise, in conversation with Sorcha Carey, Director of EAF.

Venue: Edinburgh Art Festival Pavilion, St. Andrew Square Gardens, EH2 2AD Edinburgh
Date: August 19th 2012, 2–3pm
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~ in the fields exhibition during the Edinburgh Art Festival

For this exhibition ~ in the fields reinvent old media, modify ancient, odd machines and play with optical toys. They found the starting point for this exhibition on the Shetland Islands leading them to investigate the very elements and definition of Scottish landscape and seascape.
This body of work takes on the old notions of observation, research and (dis)play. In two of their installations, the artists have chosen to make particular reference to the aquariums of Victorian oceanographic scientists and the 16th century bookwheel of Agostino Ramelli.
A third work is a networked device inspired by the 19th century myriorama card game. Visitors to the exhibition are able to create seamless panoramas depicting idealized Scottish landscapes which can then be viewed through a tourist telescope located in St Andrew Square.
Recipients of the inaugural Alt-w Design Informatics residency. The telescope was co-commissioned by New Media Scotland and Edinburgh Art Festival. The Alt-w Fund is managed by New Media Scotland with investment from Creative Scotland and the Centre for Design Informatics.

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Persistence (of Vision)

~ in the fields will talk about their working methods and previous art works, as well as their current research as Artists in Residence at the UCL Environment Institute on plastic pollution in the oceans.

As Artists in Residence at the UCL Environment Institute ~ in the fields are researching a variety of phenomena relating to plastic pollution in the oceans and ocean gyres. With a series of different art works they reflect upon the “awayness” of plastic garbage in the collective memory – once it is thrown away – and its persistence (as a rarely degrading material) in the oceans and on the beaches.

They have travelled to the Shetland Islands to find remote and beautiful beaches – each with a different affinity to plastic garbage.

Venue: G07 Pearson Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Date: 19 May 2011, 5-7pm
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Travelling Gallery

~ in the fields shows three of a series of twenty responsive discs in the current Travelling Gallery Alt-w Shortcuts exhibition.

Alt-w Shortcuts is a group exhibition of eleven artists whose practice has been supported by the Alt-w Fund. The artwork exhibited all had a digital element, but included a variety of media, such as drawing, film, animation, sound, photography and tapestry.

 

 

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ink – booklaunch at The Fruitmarket Gallery

ink – a booklaunch

ink will be launched at 7pm on Tuesday 22 November at The Fruitmarket Gallery

ink is a beautiful new artist book, featuring full-colour images of the prize-winning sculptural work ink by ~in the fields, and specially written texts by Ken Cockburn, including circle poems, Reflections on the writing of marginalia, and a hidden alphabet offering twenty-six imaginary shades of blue.

 

The book will be introduced by Dr. Anette Hagan, National Library of Scotland and the contributors.

Details

208 x 198 mm
Hard covers
52 pages
Full colour
French folds
Edition: 500
Publisher: Abertay University Press, July 2011
ISBN 978 1 899796 25 0

Ken Cockburn is a poet, editor, translator and writing tutor based in Edinburgh. His other collaborations with visual artists include the book CENTUM (2008) with David Faithfull, and the sound installation Pandora’s Light Box at the Talbot Rice Gallery (2011) with Frances Priest.
www.kencockburn.co.uk
www.theroadnorth.co.uk
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ink – the book is published

a book by  ~ in the fields and Ken Cockburn.

ink is a sculptural work by ~ in the fields, developed from inscriptions found in five printed books from five centuries. These inscriptions were taken from a Bible, a copy of the Arabian Nights, a songbook and books about natural history and botany.

ink consists of five colourless clear glass bulbs – each partly filled with blue ink. When the visitor approaches, the bulbs begin to rotate, causing a layer of ink to coat the inside surface. Through the ink, illuminated handwritten inscriptions become visible on a spinning armature, thanks to the phenomenon of persistence of vision. The inscriptions are given to the visitor individually. The visitor’s presence initiates the offering of the inscription once again.

In this book, images and texts relating to ink are augmented by new poems by Ken Cockburn, which consider the sculptural work itself as well as the related topics of marginalia and the colour blue.

Details
208 x 198 mm
Hard covers
52 pages
Full colour
French folds
Edition: 500
Publisher: University of Abertay Press
ISBN 978 1 899796 25 0
Price: £24.95

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Visiting Artists on Shetland

~ in the fields have travelled to the Shetland Islands to find remote and beautiful beaches – each with a different affinity to plastic garbage. We collected plastic from 23 beaches – from the South Mainland at the West Voe of Sumburgh to Skaw on Unst, where we found the UK’s most northerly plastic fork.

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Memory – of books, things & garbage

English Speaking Union, Scotland
(Invitation by John Scott)

Nicole Heidtke & Stefan Baumberger
artists collaboration based in Edinburgh, working as ~ in the fields
will speak on
(1) ~ in the fields‘ artwork ink – or the memory of books
(2) UCL Environment Insitute artists in residence – or the memory of garbage
(3) Highland Hospice artists in residence – or the memory of things

Venue: Royal Over-Seas House, 100 Princess Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
Date: 31 March 2011, 12:15pm
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ink ~ in the fields catalogue is published

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Artists in Residence at UCL Environment Institute

~ in the fields are commencing a new residency at the University College London Environment Institute to research about oceanic plastic pollution.

1 October 2010 – 30 June 2011

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