Kairos II, 2015
Installation with antique cast of Venus Marina and four channel sound in the Sculpture Court of the Royal Scottish Academy.
This work returns a single cast from the Sculpture Court of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), to the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA). It is an action that references the origin of the cast collection at ECA that, up until 1908, belonged to and was displayed at the RSA. Surrounding the Venus Marina are four speakers through which a four channel recording plays. This is a part-improvised, durational polyphonic performance of an excerpt from Purcell’s ‘Dido’s Lament’, scored and sung in reverse in the Sculpture Court of ECA. Vocal performers: Rhubaba Choir.
Awarded the Royal Scottish Academy Art Prize & Macleane Watters Medal, 2015
Listen to the sound.