London Fieldworks and Resonance104.4fm present
New artworks made for radio and broadcast live from Outlandia
4- 9August 2014
Remote Performances is a collaboration between artists London Fieldworks and Resonance104.4fm, (the world’s first art radio station).
For one week in August 2014, 20 specially commissioned artist performances and programmes created with local residents will be broadcast live from Outlandia, a unique artists’ field-station in Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland.
With Resonance104.4fm’s mobile studio ‘in residence’, Outlandia will become a portal between Lochaber and the rest of the world, a context in which participants can transmit experience of place to diverse audiences through art, music and performance.
Artists from England, Scotland and beyond will respond to Outlandia’s distinctive and remote geographical forest location overlooked by the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, in the Scottish Highlands. Taking place at the moment when Scotland votes on the continuance or dissolution of the 300 year old Acts of Union the week-long series of broadcasts and blogposts will be a timely reflection on contemporary ideas of remoteness, capturing and transmitting creative interactions with the land, its history and people and the tensions between nature, industry, tourism and heritage.
Remote Performances will be broadcast live through Resonance104.4fm with listening posts set-up at Edinburgh Art Festival and the Live Art Development Agency in Hackney Wick, East London. Daily blogposts featuring texts, images and films from Remote Performances will be hosted in collaboration with the LADA (www.thisisliveart.co.uk). Full details of live broadcasts and listening posts will be announced in July.
Remote Performances Artists:
Bram Arnold • Atlas Arts • Ruth Barker • Ed Baxter (with Resonance Radio Orchestra) • Johny Brown (with Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn) • Clair Chinnery • Adam Dant • Tam Dean Burn • Benedict Drew • Alec Finlay (with Ken Cockburn) • Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson • Kirsteen Davidson Kelly • Parl Kristian Bjorn Vester (aka Goodiepal) • Sarah Kenchington • Lee Patterson • Michael Pedersen (with Ziggy Campbell) • Geoff Sample • Mark Vernon • Tracey Warr •Tony White
For further information, interviews and images, please contact Jo Joelson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or: +44(0) 7712 425054 or: +44 (0)20 8985 6340
London Fieldworksis an arts practice formed in 2000 by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson for creative research and collaboration at the intersection of art, environment, technology and society. They create artworks, performative architecture, films and publications exploring human engagement with environment. Through their projects they have experimented with radical production methods to explore how experience of place can be transmitted from remote and wild locations through art.
Outlandia is an off-grid, architectdesigned, artist treehouse studio and field-station, a legacy project for the Year of Highland Culture 2007, imagined by London Fieldworks and designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects. Outlandia is located in a copse of Norwegian spruce and larch on Forestry Commission land in Glen Nevis, at the foot of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Western Highlands. It is an artist-led project built for artists and community groups, to foster links between creativity and the natural environment. Outlandia has hosted over 25 DIY artist residences since its launch in 2010, documented on the blog:www.outlandia.com
Resonance104.4fm is a ground-breaking 24/7 arts broadcast platform, which exists to encourage creativity through radio. Open to as wide a range of artists, art forms and diverse communities as possible, its broadcasts challenge, inspire and transform people’s creative and listening experiences. Now in its 12th year, through it’s wide-ranging and far-reaching programming Resonance104.4fm strives to be culturally influential – locally, nationally and globally.www.resonancefm.com
Remote Performances is supported by:
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND (Grants for the Arts)
NEVIS LANDSCAPE PARTNERSHIP (Heritage Lottery Programme)
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
LIVE ART DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (LADA)
EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL
Image credit: Outlandia by London Fieldworks, 2010