I have always considered my arts practice and my collaborative work to have little division. I am motivated to collaborate with ‘non art’ groups and communities, as it focuses who I am as an individual and an artist. It emphasises the multiplicities of individual and collective narratives. I’m interested in the crossover and complexities of individual and collective memory, the ambiguity between truth and fiction in these constructs. These multiplicities along with states of doubt and the sense of disquiet is where I place my current practice.
My work is preoccupied with ideas of limbo and narrative ambiguity. It is the in-between stage that fascinates me - when what was, is no longer, and what will be, is not yet. Undoubtedly, the experience of moving from Canada to Scotland as a young teen has been a source of inspiration and certainly I have little memory of my pre-Scotland ‘self’. No doubt this presents a parallel with my preoccupations in my arts practice.
Lindsay Perth is an Edinburgh-based Artist and Photographer. Canadian born, Perth has lived in Scotland since 1986 and is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, in BA Printmaking and PgDip Electronic Imaging.
She has exhibited and curated artwork nationally and internationally and worked with arts organisations across Scotland for 17 years as a collaborative artist.
Although predominantly lens-based Perth’s work is interdisciplinary and includes performance, text-based work and installation.
Perth is currently Artist-in-Residence at the North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre, hosted by North Edinburgh Arts.