Plural Futures: Archive Residency

Performance artist Catherine Weir began her digital residency with Tobar an Dualchais and ATLAS this month, joining ATLAS Director Ainslie on a 3-day course hosted by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to get an in-depth introduction to the Tobar an Dualchais collection. The course included lectures and workshops with folklorist and anthropologist Mairi McFadyen, Gaelic translator and cartographer Raghnaid Sandilands and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Senior lecturer Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart.

About Catherine Weir:

Catherine is a performance artist and musician in a feminist punk collective called Fallope & The Tubes. Fallope & The Tubes is an exercise in mutual support and uninhibited self-expression and the energy it fills Catherine with drives her other more introverted practises of drawing, writing and, of late, animating. Her drawings and animations are observational and darkly comical and almost everything is driven by strong eco feminist leanings and an obsession with personal individual narrative.

Tobar an Dualchais is Scotland’s largest online collection of sound recordings, consisting of up to 50,000 recordings of songs, music, history, poetry, traditions and stories collected from across Scotland from the 1930s onwards.

Catherine will be sharing updates on Tobar an Dualchais’ instagram page for the coming month, working towards a public sharing of her research in September.

This residency is part of ATLAS Arts’ Plural Futures programme.