Edge

EDGE ; A ghost tide line that followed and entwined with the existing one at Carrick Foreshore, formed using detritus collected along the coast together with curious objects and artifacts large and small, given to, created or found by the artists. These clusters of objects formed fragments of mysterious narratives and forgotten stories, some real, some imagined, some playful, others full of sadness and loss. The stories explored the nature of the link between this land and distant places and became part of the ancient tidal conversion between the sea and the shore. Over the three days of Spring Fling, visitors were able to explore the 150m installation at their own pace, revealing the contents of the boxes, tins and suitcases within the work. At scheduled moments, Scottish ‘country-punk’ band The Hoolits, performed a mix of their own sea-themed tunes and traditional sea-shanties.

Some of the feedback from visitors:
“One of the most beautiful and imaginative exhibitions I’ve seen. Very special and never to be forgotten. Inspirational.”
“Very powerful experience. I had no idea that an art installation could be so beautiful and so moving.”
“A lifetime of looking at art; this is the best. Loss, love, remembrance, the setting, the sea, the sun, the art. Perfecto!”
“This was a powerful, emotional, thought provoking experience – thank you.”
“A gift to art – what a fantastic installation. Made me excited to lift each box and when the music started playing – what a treat!”
“Wonderful, compelling, in a beautiful location. This installation was inspired. Thankyou.”
“Fantastic. Combining art, history, natural beauty, landscape. Congratulations.”
“Wonderful, atmospheric. What a brilliant idea. A truly special piece of art.”
Magical, inspirational, heat warming, human, emotional. Thank you. You made the day very special.”
“Beautiful. Complex but accessible. Perfect public art.”

PDF of publication

 

More information:
http://www.weareupland.com/projects/edge
http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/event/edge/

A commission for Upland

 

 

 

Contributing artists: Elaine Dempsey, Lina Mallett, David Giblin, Fran Higson, Denise Zygadlo

 

 

Categories: 2017, Collaboration, Installation, Interactive, Performance, Process, Research, Site Specific