The Dark Outside. Residency in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park
An investigation of the human relationship to the night sky and the designation of place as a socio-cultural response to the global issue of light pollution resulting in a variety of work including performance, site-specific video projection, mapping, sound works, photography, a drive in movie, publications and public interventions such as roadside shrines. This work led to a developing interest in narrative mapping, and in the creation and purpose of borders and boundaries.
Further developments for the Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2013 saw the production of a site-specific 24-hour radio event within the Dark Skies Park broadcasting unheard music and sound from musicians and producers from all over the world (collaboration with Stuart McLean), and The Dark Star Lounge engaging people with questions of place and the wider cosmos through a collaboration with Scotland’s Astronomer Royal. The residency led to the development of Sanctuary Lab, a 24 hour art laboratory in the Dark Skies Park.
Wide Open / Creative Scotland / Forestry Commission / Environmental Art Festival Scotland. 2012/13