Sunday, 21 December 2014

CALL FOR 2015 RESIDENCY PROPOSALS

photography by Luke Allan (2013)

7 X ARTIST RESIDENCIES OFFERED IN 2015
Call for proposals for Outlandia, Glen Nevis, Scotland, hosted by London Fieldworks & the Nevis Landscape Partnership with a stipend of £250 offered for each selected residency.

Outlandia is an off-grid space, 3m x 3m x 4.7m up a steep forest track on a hillside facing Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Proposals need to respond to this distinctive opportunity and draw on the surrounding resources. The space might be used for thinking, researching, making, installing, performing, interacting. Proposals are welcome from creative practitioners based in the UK, individuals or small groups of collaborating artists who are working in disciplines including architecture, fine art, sound art, creative writing, film-making and object-making. Whilst Outlandia is off-grid, this need not exclude practitioners working with digital technologies. We are looking for experimental approaches to a challenging natural and working environment. We are particularly interested in proposals that engage with the tensions here around nature, industry, tourism and heritage. Residencies are for one week. Artists are expected to book their own accommodation in advance of the residency (we will provide a list of accommodation close-by).
Apply by email with a 1-page outline on why you are interested in this opportunity, how you would address the residency, proposed dates between April 2015 and October 2015. Also include your CV and weblink to images of your work.

Selection will be made by the Outlandia Steering Group in Fort William in mid February.


Deadline for residency proposal: 9th February 2015


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Remote Performances on Soundcloud

Audio content generated during the Remote Performances project (August 5-9, 2014) is available on SoundCloud. Remote Performances was funded by Arts Council England, Nevis Landscape Partnership, Oxford Brookes University with support from Forestry Commission Scotland and Live Art Development Agency.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Press & Journal

Glen Nevis treehouse to broadcast ‘Sound of Lochaber’

By Sue Restan
A new project involving local people is to be broadcast from a treehouse in the shadow of Ben Nevis. The controversial artist’s studio – called Outlandia and perched high in a tree in Glen Nevis – was built by London-based multi-media company London Fieldworks. The company, run by multimedia artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson, has now teamed up with the world’s first art radio station, Resonance104.4fm, for the project called Remote Performances, which aims to capture the sound of Lochaber. And they are appealing for local people to contact them to suggest sounds that could be included in the project.
The architect-designed structure, which is less than 12ft square and about 20ft off the ground, is reached via a quarter of a mile of boardwalk. It has spectacular views of Britain’s highest mountain and was created to give artists the opportunity to work in a remote and inspiring environment. And, from Monday August 4 to Saturday August 9, 20 specially commissioned artist performances and programmes created with local residents will be broadcast live from Outlandia.
The company’s initial proposal for three treehouses further up the glen attracted criticism from local people who feared it would blight the natural scenic beauty of the upper reaches of the glen and do little to enhance the local economy. However, it was successful with its application for one tree-house nearer to Cow Hill in Fort William and Outlandia opened in 2010.
Mr Gilchrist said the studio, which sways when the wind blows, had been used regularly by a wide range of artists. He said: “We’ve had 25 residencies since the launch. The artists who’ve stayed there said it was very inspirational and encouraged them to try things they wouldn’t normally have done. “We now want to get the local community more involved in the project.” He explained, that as well as suggesting sounds, such as music, poems or environmental noises, that remind them of the area, they will also be given the opportunity to get involved in the broadcasting.
The project is being supported by the Nevis Landscape Partnership, the Arts Council England, Oxford Brookes University, Live Art Development Agency and Edinburgh Arts Festival.
Anyone wanting to suggest sounds for the project should e-mail their ideas to info@outlandia.com

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Remote Performances

New artworks made for radio and broadcast live from Outlandia: August 4 -9 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.
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Bandanna Associations

5-9.02.2014

I spent my time in Outlandia exploring the rich landscape and reflecting upon my own relationship to it. I continued a vein of work that has drawn inspiration from the Scottish-American naturalist, John Muir. He spent his early years out in natural spaces and wrote a great deal about his experiences. As a result, he became one of the US’s earliest environmental advocates and preservationists. In the spirit of John Muir, I have chosen to use his words in my work and draw inspiration from his process and passion. I have worked on a series of writings that are joined together with images from the natural spaces surrounding Outlandia.

Jonathan Hemelberg (USA. BFA Painting and Drawing and MFA student)
Art, Space and Nature (Edinburgh College of Art)



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Space Strata

5-9.02.2014

During my residency period, I developed a series of ephemeral interventions in the forest. I built on concepts related to my previous body of work and my interest in the different elements that configure the inception of man-made architectural space.
The visual perception and even the acoustics of the forest are altered in a simple intervention that addresses the space available between trees. I worked in three different locations in Glen Nevis forest.

Javier Vidal Aguilera (Spain. Architect and MFA student)
Art, Space and Nature (Edinburgh College of Art)