Our installation ‘Forest is …’ was in the exhibition ‘On the Ground’ at Perth Museum & Art Gallery – 20th January – 2nd April.
‘On the Ground’ suggests a place based in reality. Yet the very real actions of the artists and performers in these land based videos all lead us into more complex and abstract notions of the places they inhabit.
The selected video artists, guest curated by Su, were:
Adam Chienjo / Kenya Henry Coombes /Scotland Ruth Levene /England Sam Spreckley /Scotland Christopher MacInnes /Scotland Emma Weislander /Sweden Kyra Clegg & Su Grierson /Scotland – video installation
‘No place like…’ was showing at Summerhall in Edinburgh in 2016 as part of the ‘Underground’ exhibition.
Our new 5 screen installation ‘ No Place Like…’ was shown at Alchemy Film Festival 2016. Using text as a primary visual feature with moving image and sound it is based round fluctuating states of home and rootedness, exile and exploration. More info here
We’re delighted that our five screen video installation ‘Forest is …..’, won the Ramsay Cornish Prize at the SSA exhibition at the Royal Academy, Edinburgh.
Our Black Tent, showing three videos from our Land of the Living series, was part of the In Land exhibition at the Gracefields Art Centre in Dumfries 2015.
Had a productive week at our Outlandia residency. More info in ‘residency’.
We showed work at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society as part of the 2015 Perth Festival. The exhibition brought our creative vision of land into a relationship with the more specific geographical enquiry.
Not a white cube in sight. ‘Deep Beneath Within’ showed at the incredible Chapell Carmellite at the 2015 Traverse Video festival in Toulouse.
Our video and sound installation which included two works from ‘Land of the Living’ was shown at the SSA 2014 exhibition at the Royal Academy, Edinburgh.
We were delighted to be shortlisted for the 2014 Morton Award for lens based work at the Royal Scottish Academy. It was encouraging for our ‘Land of the Living’ project to get this recognition and for the positive feedback at the interview.
Cove Park Residency
Enjoying a productive collaborative working week at Cove Park.
Alchemy Film Festival
‘Deep Beneath Within’ was shown at the 2014 Alchemy Film & Moving Image festival, Hawick http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2014/dreamland-3/
We had a really enlightening day at the Eskdalemuir Observatory. Our thanks to Chris who managed to reduce the most profound aspects of our universe to language that we could understand. The data produced here and at other similar observatories quite literally keeps our civilisation and our systems on track. Our interest in the invisible forces that underpin our landscape has taken a massive leap forward.
Kyra Clegg www.kyclegg.co.uk
Su Grierson www.sugrierson.com