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Is a thing lost if you know where it is - 2010

Pier arts centre, Stromness, Orkney - 4th September to end of November 2010
Ian Stephen in collaboration with Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Colin Myers

Jubilee (1935 sgoth Niseach) was sailed to Orkney, from Port of Ness on the 2nd september 2010, a 26 hour long crossing with a crew of 4, Ian Stephen, Colin Myers, Dihanne Cross and Young David.
The making of the boat and elements of this adventure have been retold in a range of different mediums; sculptural work, video works, a drawing, a photographic diptych, a screenprint and a customised storm sail showing an image based on the international signal for “I am restricted in my ability to manoeuvre”.

funded by an Lanntair, Highland Print Studio, UCA Farnham, Collins Gallery, Pier art centre. Linked to the Orkney Science Festival. Reviewed in the Scottish press and radio.

This exhibition is related to Is a thing lost if you know where it is? Island project download
Writer, storyteller and sailor Ian Stephen invited me to collaborate on a project exploring storytelling and stories of the sea in the Hebrides. I proposed to examine how the concept could relate to the Echo and Narcissus myth. A storyteller is, like Echo, restricted in that he can only repeat what he has heard but not initiate. And the artist, like Narcissus is also restricted because he is bound to filter all perceptions through his own consciousness.

see RESTRICTED prints in MOIedition
see Stromness to Stornoway in MOIedition
see The Crossing in Moving images
see Falling Man in Moving images



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