My research focuses on how artists’ create and construct communicative contexts within practice. Focusing on sound, my work observes human interaction and activates spoken-word, with original narratives being questioned and new, quasi-fictional narrative constructed/composed. Exploring ‘erasing’ as a methodology, my […]
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Areas of Interest Challenge – How to ‘connect’ the old and present communities by exploring the trace of the past. The role of re-enactment; how much is done, what form does it take, what community involvement is there; is it […]
I am thrilled to be working as the Artist in Residence at The Scottish Crannog Centre this Spring. The post is supported by the SGSAH (Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities) and will run from the end of January […]
A blog to document and discuss my Artist in Residence post at the Scottish Crannog Centre, supported by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities.
In the autumn of 2017, I was invited to develop a piece for presentation for the 2018 sonADA festival in Aberdeen. This would be a live performance and I was reassured that as long as I made some sound, I […]
For practice-based research, creating and applying a methodology has it’s challenges. For many artists, art works are developed with different goals and themes that can make applying a recurring working method difficult. This also applies to my work, however, I […]
Rising to the Challenge One of the hardest parts of any new period of study, research or creative practice is moving on from older work and managing to keep the creativity flowing. I’ve found this challenging and probably even more […]
This post is a reflection on the challenges of developing my theoretical position and how this underpins my practice and work. As my research is practice-based, theoretical writing is optional but is something that I am interested in. However it […]
I am half way through my PhD first year in the music department at the University of Aberdeen. Over this time I have focused on my thesis topic, re-focused on my thesis topic and changed my topic! I have started […]
This blog will document the development of my practice and my PhD thesis Traces and What’s Left: Constructing a Communicative Form as an Art Practice as research in the Music Department at the University of Aberdeen.
From:July 08, 2017
To:July 15, 2017
Glen Finglas sits within the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the wider area is one of the largest outdoor recreation areas within Scotland. The Glen is between Callander and Brig O’ Turk […]
I’ve been working on a series of short observational spoken-word sound poems. Each is based on an object that Sarah and I have found as we’ve explored Islay together for our collaborative art project. Here’s a little excerpt of one: […]
…large box constructions suspended from the ceiling by chain or steel wire. Each box will be have a fine, light wooden frame encased in drawings on frosted draft paper. Laing’s drawings attempt to abstractly identify and describe a found object. […]
The Ard was one of the sites that Sarah and I visited twice during our project and it seems to have a draw for us. I usually try to take my dog Nacho on a walk around The Ard in […]
This blog documents thoughts, images, conversations and project progress as our New Collaboration Bursary Project develops. From the remote island of Islay we will be creating new works based on concepts of play and games that incorporate drawing, spoken word […]
This blog documents my period of study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Enrolled in the Sound Department, I was the recipient of the school’s prestigious Trustee’s Merit Scholarship for the duration of my degree studies.