It’s been a while. Last post was over a year ago. But lots has been happening in the interim. Amongst other work, Marigold Multimedia Ltd has been commissioned to create work and develop strategy for two public realm projects – details to come soon when the secrecy embargo is lifted!
But watch this space for images of new sculptures….Coming soon.
Despite more lockdown measures introduced this week there are still sunflowers to be seen in bouquets in the shops. I saw two wonderful straggly plants, their big yellow faces looking up to the sky, growing in pots beside the front door to a close the other day.
Whithorn Priory in Dumfries and Galloway used to be an important centre of ecclesiastical power. When we filmed Fashioned Earth this image of the Whithorn Crozier used by the bishops was made in sand amidst the ruins of the Priory.
This image is from the Climate Strike on George Square in the centre of Glasgow on 24th May, 2019, almost a year to the day. The model kindly agreed to display the placard while he was filmed for ‘Moot’.
The drawing, written in Cyrillic, is titled Map of Earth. It shows the layout of a walk through Kharkiv, including Turboatom, Cemetery Number II, the Synagogue.
We filmed ‘Listen, If…’ in the middle of Kharkiv in a residential area. Tall flats faced onto a circular space where there residents told us there had once been a fountain. Now it was overgrown by willow trees and strewn in broken bottles. In the pouring rain, it became the focal point of the film – a space demarcated in a circle of white chalk.
The title of the film was in remembrance of some graffiti scrawled over a wall which had been painted over and was no longer visible – a quote from a poem by Mayakovsy which is beloved in Ukraine. You can hear the poem being read aloud here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeSm9HulGpo
The film charts the creation of large-scale temporary land drawings at sites of archaeological significance throughout Scotland from a Pictish hilltop fort near Inverness to an ecclesiastical ruin near Dumfries in the Borders. It included these stunning examples of archaeological surveys.