Two days in a tree house, celebrated 100 years of Dada and attempted to interrupt a structure in a high school class.
Title is taken from a friends poem written on the West Highland Way in 2006 where we met. Ten years later I return to work with the local high school and community.
Image: Picture Glen Nevis 2015
Cloud shadows on the mountainsides
on the yellow-brown and green and dark green of Rannoch Moor
and water running quickly over stone;
water-washed pink granite, slivery mica like precious ore
and heather as far as sight, tough as treeroots in the combing wind
and air clear as springwater
presenting the mountains in their best light.
Finally the path, its quartz sparkle offering,
to take each taker of the way,
always something new under the sun
TC West Highland Way May 2006
Image: Artist Book, collection of ideas, activities, exercises and words from artists, 2016
On my residency with Room 13, I mainly worked with the local high school in Music, Art & Design, History and Physics and in an offsite educational centre. Additionally, I worked with a group of adults from Montrose Centre and local residents:
Poi – experimental music and art in High School
Lunch Ideas Group
Synaesthesia Workshop Interactive artwork, Lochaber High School June 2016 students Maddie Lennon, William Landsborough and Jennifer McKenna
Touch Board training
Paper Birds film by Siobhan Room 13 volunteer
Turner Prize Visit
Outlandia is an artist studio in Glen Nevis forest built like a treehouse (www.outlandia.com). I used my time in the trees to contemplate what the universe looked like or didn’t before the big bang. An audio description of what astrophysicist Adam Frank thinks was my departure for this concept in the beginning. After the two days I realised this will be a very long project!
“What is our absolute up to date current thinking of how the universe began?”
“in the beginning…”
I like the idea of small things (birds ornaments) ‘talking’ about big things (birth of the universe).
Clip from Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe interviews artist Peter Randall-Page. Artist talks about his research in relation to our current thinking of how the universe began. He also goes on to talk about: when people are trying to imagine the unimaginable, what happened before there was anything, they are thrown back onto the most amazing poet, you cant go anywhere else only poetry and its says much more about the human condition, these stories, than literal…ephemeral cosmology …
Peter Randall-Page’s latest sculpture: a naturally eroded glacial boulder carved with stories of creation myths from cuneiform to text speak.
Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe / Interviewed Guest: Peter Randall-Page/ Producer: Katy Hickman / http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rx461
work in progress…