Navigating Technologies

My work has always been concerned with technology and Indeed I will be developing my research into our relationship with the online as my main focus for the second half of this year. Through this I will develop a short experimental film that reflects on the effect of Navigating Digital spaces and seas of information us, using the metaphor of past nautical technological innovation as a cue.

Its about acknowledging that we are at the very dawn of our days traversing digital territory and as we become more aware of the affects on us, need to develop the equivalent support network as that of maps, radar, lighthouses of these online spaces.

I will develop this a lot over the coming months as I have committed to undertaking two artist residencies, first through An Lanntair art centre sailing from Berneray to St Kilda in June, and secondly through Arteles creative centre in Fnland, where I will spend all of July on a residency ‘disconnected’ from the online.

This will be an ideal way to build on my preliminary research into this area that was reflected in my time in residence at Brighton Digital Festival (residency interview here may be a useful intro to my thinking). I will be applying for support for the focused development of this work from autumn onwards, and am committed to developing this in due course.

The video here illustrates some current current research

Tairm Video

Video for the new single by WHYTE

Performed by Zoe Katsilerou
Featuring Ross Whyte and Alasdair Whyte
Cinematography by Alan Mclirath
Arts direction and edit by Dan Shay

Thanks to University of Glasgow, David Dale Gallery and Studios, Transmission Gallery, Leanne Fischler and Jakub Sirkowski.

Produced with the support of Tasgadh / Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

Download the single itself from bandcamp whytetheband.bandcamp.com/track/tairm

Gaelictronica CCA Glasgow

A significant development of my ongoing collaboration with the band WHYTE, joined by Zoe Katsilerou for a performance at the CCA Glasgow as part of Ceol’s Craic Gaelictronica on 24.3.18.

For this performance I used a gauze to allow transparency to the performers.

The New Projectionists

I was delighted to present my work at The New Projectionists Conference: VJing, AV Performance and Post-cinematic Projection with academics, artists and VJs. A collaboration between The Projection Project and Light Touch AV Festival.

 

1,210KM

I have undertaken the role of Digital learning designer for an exciting theatre production 1,210km.

1,210 km is an explosive new show that will inspire, question and provoke. Award winning young performance companies, Junction 25 from Glasgow Tramway and Theatre an der Parkaue from Berlin, explore ideas of cross-cultural identity, connection and belonging as they ask the question ‘what is the space between us?’

The work will premiere at Tramway in Glasgow on 10 & 11 August as part of Festival 2018 and tour to Theatre an der Parkaue in Berlin in autumn 2018.