COMING BACK TO PAPAY (20 YEARS AFTER)
and CALL FOR A CONSTITUTION
artist's talk, films and poem-installation
@ GRAIN LOFT. HOLLAND FARM. PAPAY
TU 4 SEPTEMBER, 8PM.
TALK & FILM: MARGINS IN PAPAY (1991)
WN 5 SEPTEMBER, 2 - 6PM.
EXHIBITION & CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST
WN 5 SEPTEMBER, 8PM.
TALK & FILM: THE RING (2004)
After 20 years Angus Reid is revisiting Papay to share his memories, stories, film Margins (a document of Papay life and the art project which took place here in 1991), new works and new project. His last visit with a group of artists
to Papay is documented in Jim Hewitson book "Papa Westray" and became a part of local folklore and stories still told and some traces of artworks produced 20 years ago can be seen at Papay shores
COMING BACK TO PAPAY (20 YEARS AFTER MARGINS)
artist's talk and films
MARGINS IN PAPA WESTRAY (1991)
Arts documentary recording the residency of a group of artists including Miles Richmond, Angus Farquhar, Lindsay John and Speakeasy Theatre Company on the island of Papa Westray, Orkney.
THE RING (2004)
"... my film The Ring, as this is a line that was first drawn in the sand on Papay, and then on the globe... it shows the impact that Papay had on me and where I managed to take it."
Encounters with European artists, West African goldminers, Bosnian camp survivors. A vision of human values, and their absence, in the 90's.
CALL FOR A CONSTITUTION
artist's talk and poem - installation
This project, built around the poem Call for a Constitution, stems from a personal quest to initiate a discussion around a constitution for Scotland. The project aims to move towards a contract between a people and a government built from the core question "what kind of country do you wish to live in?"
The artist describes the poem as a "marker that I hope can help to define a consensus". For this reason he is installing the poem in venues around Scotland in the period August – September 2012. The aim is to explore the perspective of different communities on this issue, and to collect those viewpoints. The poem itself aims to define shared values in a memorable way and to be as simple as possible: for the values to be counted out on one hand.
You can contribute to this discussion in a number of ways:
- by leaving a mark on the response wall beside the poem
- by sending an image to be projected in the Scottish Parliament
- by adding a comment to the blog
- by coming along in person to join the discussion in the Scottish Parliament on the 25th September at 6pm.
The installation is being made to run simultaneously from mid-August to the end of September 2012 at the following venues:
- Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
- William Mason's Shoe-shop, High Street, Dunbar
- St Thomas of Aquins High School, Edinburgh
- Caithness Horizons, Thurso
- Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland
- Orkney Library and Archive, Kirkwall
- Papey Listskjul, Papa Westray, Orkney
- Skerray Village Hall, Sutherland
- Taigh Chearsabhagh, Uist, Outer Hebrides
- The Mission House, Harris, Outer Hebrides
- Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye
- Bradshaw Art Space, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
...and it will be present in The Scottish Parliament from the 17th – 28th September.