Tim Collins & Reiko Goto, with Sara Ocklind,
The Black Wood of Rannoch
Gerry Loose and Morven Gregor,
Adnamurchan, The Sunart Oakwood
Chris Fremantle, seminar series
How do we perceive woodlands? This is the central question for Loose and Gregor. Having lived in and travelled through the Sunart Oakwoods for a number of years, the work here in Sylva Caledonia presents some reflections on that experience: the building of a relationship and the development of a dwelt, pragmatic and empirical understanding of the interconnected lives in and of the oak wood.
Can cultural ecology be recovered when it has been lost over a period of three hundred years or more? This is the question that emerged as Collins & Goto immersed themselves in the Blackwood of Rannoch. For Sylva Caledonia they work with Sara Ocklind to present sculpture, video and a map that explores the gap between the gallery and the forest but also the relationship between the past, present and future.
During the exhibition of Sylva Caledonia Chris Fremantle, founder of ecoartscotland will be working on a seminar series that explores specific questions about the cultures, values and perceptions of ancient woodland in Scotland. Seminar presenters include artists, poets, forestry scientists, ecologists and land managers.
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