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Colm Cille’s Spiral | The participants begin to arrive!

This week we were thrilled to spend time with the eminent photographer, Thomas Joshua Cooper who is part of the project, Colm Cille’s Spiral and the first artist from the Scottish knot ‘Convocation’ to make the journey to Skye and Raasay. On his first night here he walked right out to the point of Sleat and then on Neist Point, taking his nineteenth-century camera with him. His aim is to take pictures at the four cardinal points of Skye and then Raasay.

Cooper also talked about his own ‘Atlas’ project called The World’s Edge – the Atlantic Basin Project – An Atlas of Emptiness and Extremity, which involves to date three completed sections: point of no return (photographic work from the cardinal extremities of furthest north, west and south of the continents of Europe and Africa); Ojo de Agua (photographic work from furthest north, east and south of the continent of South America) and TRUE (photographic work from the north and south (poles to their respective Polar Circles.)

Thomas Joshua Cooper is Head of Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art.

Published on 21 July 2013