Fieldwork

8 November 2018

Fieldwork is a new film by visual artist Hannah Imlach, made with filmmaker Daniel Warren and me in 2018. The film documents the return of Hannah’s recent sculptures to the landscape that inspired them, the Flow Country peatland in Caithness and Sutherland at the far north of mainland Scotland. The sculptures were conceived as a response to the ecology of the peatland and its ongoing restoration. The restoration of this vast landscape is led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and partners, who commissioned the artwork and this documentation as part of their Flows to the Future project.

I created the sound for the film using location and studio recordings, Foley and synthesis, and used contact microphones to capture the sound of the inner workings of the radiometer sculptures, as heard from 4:30 in the film.

This film was shown as part of Flow Works, a two-person exhibition by Hannah Imlach and Shaun Fraser at Thurso Art Gallery in autumn 2018.

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Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers

3 August 2017

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Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers, a collaborative exhibition by Alec Finlay and Hannah Imlach, opens this coming Monday (7th August) at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre on North Uist. The show features the latest iteration of Aeolian Survey, my ongoing project with Hannah that began whilst on residency at the Banff Centre last year. Aeolian Survey Proposal (Glasgow) is a detail from a hypothetical installation comprising a network of aeolian harps that use transducers to generate an electronic soundscape from wind, creating a synaesthetic mapping of potential energy in any location.

Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers explores themes of energy independence, localism, and technology, from the Neolithic quernstones (hand-mills) of the islands to the MoD rocket range on Uist and St Kilda, and the renewable energy arrays of the future. It has been created in collaboration with Lila Matsumoto, Hanna Tuulikki, Chris Watson, Maoilios Caimbeil, and Dr. Fraser MacDonald.

Blàthan Briste | Broken Flowers is on from 7th August to 28th October 2017 at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist. There is a preview at 7pm on Saturday 5th August and a series of launch events between the 7th and 9th August (see here for details). Entry is free of charge.

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