Singing for the Sea

ATLAS Arts partnered with London-based Artangel to bring an artwork on loan from The Artangel Collection at Tate to the Isle of Skye. The film work was presented in the unique setting of the sailing club in Portree.

Singing for the Sea is a film installation by internationally acclaimed artist, Bethan Huws, which documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers performing traditional songs on Sugar Sands, Northumberland, on the coast of the North Sea. The film was co-commissioned by Artangel in 1993. Artangel has now collaborated with ATLAS to bring the work to Skye as part of a broader project, entitled: A Work for the North Atlantic.

More about Artangel:

For over thirty years, Artangel has been producing extraordinary art in unexpected places throughout the UK and around the world. They produce art that challenges perceptions, surprises, inspires and wouldn’t be possible within the confines of a gallery.

Most Artangel projects are installations and events created for a specific location and therefore usually appear only once. Artists they have worked with have gone on to win the Turner Prize, Academy Awards and represent their countries at the Venice Biennale.

Courtesy of BBC Alba, shown on An Là
Film still of Singing for the Sea: Hungarian singers on the beach