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Next steps for the Emergency! project

The Emergency project is entering a new phase. From 10th July – 4th August I will be based in Sion, Switzerland, as artist in residence at the Musée d'art du Valais, supported by Musées Cantonaux du Valais. During the residency, I'll be exploring how the Emergency! drawings can act as records of melt. This new project builds on the previous three years of research around drawing and glacial archaeology. I’ll be staging a number of experiments, exposing wax drawings from the Emergency! series to the heat of the alpine sun, at the museum in Sion and on location at nearby glacial sites. The experiments will be documented through photography, film and sound. A film about the work will be made in collaboration with artist filmmaker Dr Rebecca Birch of UCL. Through this process I hope to develop skills knowledge and understanding of how lens-based media can be used to extend the capacity of drawing and offer new tools for revealing the emergency of glacial archaeology.

A blog post will be published each week of the project so watch this space for updates.


The project has been realised with the support of Musées Cantonaux du Valais and a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Lancaster University impact acceleration account.

The project has also been supported by a South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, funded by Creative Scotland, Live Borders and Dumfries & Galloway Council.


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