Remote Possibilities

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For Remote Possibilites, Timespan welcomed 5 students from Edinburgh College of Art for a 12-day residency exploring how we might understand the meaning of remoteness today.

The residency was an intensive period of research and production supported by a programme of events and activities which highlighted the diverse aspects of the area’s cultural, historic, and natural heritage. Devised in collaboration with artist Kenny Hunter, a tutor on the masters course at ECA who worked with Timespan in 2012 to realise The Unknown, a permanent sited sculpture in Borgie Forest, the residency also provided an opportunity for the residents to see how artistic practice can be sustained in rural or remote contexts.

The residency culminated in an exhibition in Timespan’s Gallery, presenting the outcomes of each artist’s investigation into the theme, and a public workshop Future Norths, which drew on the idea of possibilities to investigate what North is now, and what it might be in the future.

The Residents

Rachael Disbury | Justine Lim | Jessica Ramm | Freddie Thomas | Suzanne van der Lingen

The 5 residents were all studying on the Masters of Contemporary Art programme in the College of Art at the University of Edinburgh and were selected through an application process.

Supported by: Remote Possibilities is supported by The Highland Council, through the Highland Culture Fund, by the Masters of Contemporary Art at the University of Edinburgh and by the AHRC Northern Peripheries Group.


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