Artful Migration Exhibition Now Open
Visit WWT Caerlaverock and see the new work by Artful Migration artist in residence
After a successful opening event on 28th April, 'Faileas', a new site specific exhibition by Angela Alexander Llyod continues until 31st August 2018 at WWT Caerlaverock.
Angela has been the first Artful Migration Artist-in-Residence, undertaking a period of research at WWT Caerlaverock between November 2017 - March 2018. Artful Migration is a three year residency programme being developed by Upland in partnership with Ginnie Wollaston of Moving Souls Dance along with support from WWT Caerlaverock and the RSPB.
Angela has created a video installation and a sound walk which visitors can interact with whilst exploring the reserve. She says of the work created:
"The drive behind this body of work is heighten awareness of the both the local and National consequences of climate change that are increasingly evident, as well as to extend the prospective implications should carbon emissions remain unabated. Witnessing extreme weather across the globe can perhaps place us at a distance from engaging in the debate or the reality that we too are facing inevitable changes to our lifestyles and our landscapes in Scotland. There are many factors behind our reluctance to actively react to the issues of climate change but perhaps the realisation of the precarious disposition of many of our immediate environments will provide the impetus for change and our individual attachment.
The site-specific video installation work calls on the viewer to reflect on our culture of consumption, our Nation’s role and the consequences of maintaining “business as usual”.
The soundscape created allows the visitor to engage directly with a landscape that is under threat and to witness the species that utilise the habitat as refuge. Local people give their experiences of the changes that they have already witnessed and scientists explain the likely outcome for the site as well as challenge many of the misconceptions that surround the climate change debate."
More information on the exhibition here.