The SSA is delighted to be working with CutLog for the third time, to present a series of works entitled Re-Imagining Wonderland for this year’s Annual Exhibition.
CutLog is a group of artists in Scotland who have come together to create new opportunities for moving-image artists.
Artists based anywhere in the world were invited to submit moving-image works under 10 minutes long in response to the theme Re-imagining Wonderland, exploring ideas around issues of change and adaptation in today’s world. Selected works are being screened within a new installation by artist Mike Inglis, made entirely from recycled materials. Inglis’ practice explores the creative possibilities of transitional spaces between public art and outsider art.
The selected 15 works are shown in three distinct screenings on monitors located within the installation. The works range in length from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. The artists, including four collaborations and one research group, come from locations in Scotland, Wales, England and Los Angeles, as well as two artists who work partly in Hong Kong and Harare.
We challenged artists to think widely in their response to our theme of Re-imagining Wonderland, and we were not disappointed. The works range from re-thinking solitude through walking, to the rules that make life work in an apparently chaotic Indian city. From the depths of deep time and vanished species, to the interaction of humans and other species explored through animation, and the interaction of children with captive polar bears. Belonging and unbelonging, useless machines and the wonderland of the mind are explored, along with performative and screendance works and alternative worlds, and the newly allowed landscape of urban plants that developed during the pandemic.
The works will be available to view on the SSA website after the exhibition.
CHAK HIN LEUNG
PERNILLE SPENCE WITH ZOË IRVINE, CORINNE JOLA
High Winds & Slippery Surfaces
CHRIS AVIS WITH VICKY HAWKINS, LIZZIE HOGBEN, JILL BRYSON
DAVID OVEREND WITH HELEN BILLINGHURST, LAURA BISSELL, CATHERINE DUNN, JAMIE LORIMER, JACK REED and PHIL SMITH
Deep Time and Future Pasts in Gully Cave
The Spirit of Autumn
The Great Importance of Whim
LUIS GRANE WITH THOMAS BASILE
Your mind is a Wonderland
An exercise in solitude
JANE HOUSTON GREEN