A live installation with 16mm film by Gill Clarke and Lucy Skaer
Gill Clarke and Lucy Skaer investigated ways to unbalance normal conditions and record different realities. Travelling to the now uninhabited island of St Kilda and to Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of St Kilda’s former owner (the Fifth Marquess of Bute), Clarke and Skaer double exposed film, making visible the historic link between the two places. The resulting superimposed images, and live elements of the work, explore conflicting senses of gravity and presence through destabilised image and movement.
Originally commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance, A Dance of Ownership, A Song in Hand will be exhibited at Mount Stuart in Scotland from 24 June - 31 October 2012. The work is newly edited by Skaer for the location at Mount Stuart.
24 June - 31 October 2012
11am - 5pm
Isle of Bute
£4 per person or included with a House & Gardens admission
See a postcard from the artists
Gallery - from the making of A Dance of Ownership, A Song in Hand
Photos and film stills by Gill Clarke and Lucy Skaer