At Skye Bridge Studios in Kyle, Emmie assembled a programme of four UK-based artist moving images: Cal Mac ‘Preserving Fruit’ (2020), Susan Schuppli ‘Can the Sun Lie?’ (2014), Alberta Whittle, ‘from the forest to the concrete (to the forest)’ (2019), Charlotte Prodger, ‘BRIDGIT’, (2016). Each of these explored themes of community, the land, mental health and healing, and how this connects to art, climate and social justice.
Saturday, 28th August
Skye Bridge Studios
After a well-deserved lunch at the Plock, Isabel facilitated a group exercise in making a giant cat’s cradle, in response to Donna Haraway’s Storytelling for Earthly Survival viewed in a previous session, with each person acting as a digit (or finger) when creating the string figure. This acted as a playful exercise in team-building and communication.
Saturday, 29th August
On the following day, the group met at the Lump in Portree. With good weather, the last session led by Emma and Ainslie was spent sat outside reflecting on the past 8 months, leading into a publication planning session led by Sebastian ahead of its winter launch. This was followed by lunch at the Oyster table on Bayfield Shore.