The Archivist

The Archivist was part installation, part performance that explored, expanded and illuminated some of the ideas, proposals and visions submitted to the Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2015. The Archivist toured the region for the 4 days of the festival, with a trunk containing representations of 25 ideas. At each location The Archivist engaged audiences in discussions about art and environment through the presentation of each object.

Jo and Robbie worked with each artist to create a representation of their idea for the trunk. in some cases, the artists submitted a model or soundtrack for inclusion themselves, in other cases, Jo and Robbie created the item.

In addition to creating the Archivist and the trunk, Jo and Robbie also presented two of their ideas through the work.   

Article by Chris Fremantle on The Archivist here
Performer David Giblin
Commission Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2015

Images below feature work by Mike Inglis, Karen Gabbitas, Debbie Ryan, Irene Rogan, Andrea Geile, Bob Budd, Robbie Colemann and Jo Hodges, Aileen Jones, Paul Henry, Simon Fildes.

Categories: 2015, Collaboration, Interactive, Performance, Process, Research, Strategy

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.