North Light Arts have been working with artists Dalziel + Scullion for the last nine months to create a legacy of their time in residence in Dunbar and along the John Muir Way.
Scottish artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, were given a brief, which was for them to engage with the rich nature of our countryside, both the man-made and natural elements of the landscapes on the John Muir Way, and to create a legacy that would enhance people’s experience and perception of our fast changing environments.
Much of their time has been spent working in the landscape and HOMING has involved Dalziel + Scullion working with a number of local specialists, including geologists, botanists and Countryside Rangers to investigate the nature of the route. A number of carefully-chosen sites have been identified where local people volunteered to interact with its geology, plants, insects or other life forms that invite contemplation, curiosity and interaction. The artists have also looked to traditional approaches and craft activities, which reflect both the narratives and folklore tethered to our landscape.
In the following blogs they will talk about their residency time the processes they have gone through and the people they have come into contact with in the development of the project.
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