Film, 6 mins.
Music Composed by Anna Clyne
Performed by Violist Jane Atkins
Filmed and Edited by Will Martin
Commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and Fruitmarket, Edinburgh
Reveal is the result of a long-term collaboration between myself, Anna Clyne and Jane Atkins. In the film Atkins performs music composed especially for my sculpture installation Pardes at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. In the film, performer and sculpture are revealed through the journey of the music, in turn revealing the space and acoustics of the newly renovated Fruitmarket warehouse. Atkins describes the film as an embrace of ‘simplicity and complexity, angularity and softness, isolation and inclusion, dark and light.’
Myself, Clyne and Atkins were first brought together in 2020 by Scottish Ensemble to make a digital lockdown work. At the time, my Pardes commission at the Fruitmarket had been postponed due to the pandemic so I decided instead to make a model of the sculpture by hand at my studio in London. This formed the basis for a film, with music composed remotely by Clyne at her base in upstate New York and recorded by Atkins at her Edinburgh home. Reveal thus also represents the full realisation of Pardes and the collaboration between myself, Atkins and Clyne.