This work explores the brute nature of landscape, the vulnerability of human expression and the critical importance of sociality in shaping our creations. Exposure harnesses video, painting, 35mm and medium format film photography, text, sound installation and performance in order to depict the many facets of the uneasy experience of a human relationship with a harsh island environment – be that emotional, existential, ecological, or elemental.
This work brings together two perspectives – the familiar with the ‘outside eye’. The Isle of Jura, for Metcalf, is far flung, whereas for Perring it is the centre of his world, his normality, his everyday. The dialogue sparked by these two creative responses begs questions around what defines our sense of ‘remote’.
The exhibition features the sounds of the World Organ – an all weather sound sculpture created by Giles Perring, located on the Isle of Jura. It gathers and harmonically shapes the sound of the landscape that surrounds it. The result is a generative piece of music which Giles has streamed live since he launched this project in August 2020. The show also includes 6 film works which involve performances from Melanie Pappenheim and Kirsty Law.
Produced by Helm Arts, this exciting work toured across Scotland, to Dunoon, Isle of Lewis and Edinburgh in the Summer of 2021 and is now brought to South Block in September 2022. View the work and find out more here.