I’ve never blogged before.
I need to figure out who I’m talking to I think.
Perhaps that will come with time.
Time is what is interesting me here in Helmsdale.
This is my third visit this year the other two visits were in January.
It was in January after my first visit that I decided I wanted to make a video work that was about time.
The River Helmsdale will be the spine of the work.
My plan is to start at the sea, go up river to Kildonan Burn or Baile An Or, where we’ll search for gold and then back downstream, through the Strath to the sea again.
We’ll pass lots of important places.
Land that is owned.
Land that people were cleared from.
Memorials and clocks.
Trees and plants and animals and birds.
This is all on going.
I’ll be working through to July and the exhibition will open in August.
What is on display now though is fantastic.
Ed Ruscha is here.
In Timespan, in Helmsdale, in Sutherland!
He’s not here in person but in spirit through his work exhibited in the gallery until the 16th April.
It looks great and it’s a real treat for me to have caught it here.
Here is me, wondering who I’m talking / writing to, reflected in Ed’s ‘dirty baby’.
Thank you Sir!