The Accidental Finding of Treasure
Watched by the sky, a small handmade boat rocks in the loch, the high pitches of its sail touching cloud. Darkened with trees, the islands reveal shapes out of the mists baring mountains without names, deeply mapped by wolves.
This audio installation is an evolving creation that uses objects and sounds to metaphysically and metaphorically represent the relationship between ourselves and the matter and substance of the natural world. The boat holds reference to our own life journeys and the structure to that which underpins and elevates our perspective as well as our ecological connection to place. The speakers are placed at water level and play the recordings of the hums and breath of women rowers. The audio’s go in and out of sync echoing a sense of a wide-open space and our connectivity within it.
Audio Installation: handmade sailing boat (facing due west towards Cromarty), aluminium scaffolding, rusted steal pool, Loch Maree water darkened with Black Isle peat and five speakers containing rower’s breaths and hums.
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