Tunnel Vision

Jo Hodges worked as Lead Artist developing work with young people responding to the historic properties and their contents at Broughton House, Kirkudbright and Threave House, Castle Douglas. Both projects led to long term exhibitions at the properties.

CREATE Scotland with National Trust for Scotland

Jo worked with art students from Kirkudbright Academy to make site specific tunnel cards (these type of cards were popular at the time that the house was occupied) that reinterpreted the house and gardens. The cards were displayed throughout the property and were extremely popular with visitors.

At Threave, Jo worked with a group of young people to respond to the house and contents. They made a series of site specific interactive flick books that were installed throughout the house. The group also made stop frame animations using the contents of the house as inspiration.

Categories: Community Engagement, Jo Hodges, Participatory, Pre 2013, Process, Site Specific

Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.

Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.

She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.