‘Arctic’- 9 Dec

Saturday 09 December 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Disathairne, 9 An Dùbhlachd 7.30f

Please note change of date from our printed programme

An ‘Arctic’ evening of contemporary poetry, film and music.

Highlight Arctic’s ‘Our Reels: Ideas of North’ Tour is a continuation of the highly successful programme of events that took place in Edinburgh and Glasgow in March 2017. Events in Skye and Inverness will bring together in creative dialogue the work of Scotland-based contemporary composer Atzi Muramatsu, Greenlandic Inuit performance artist Jessie Kleemann and rarely seen filmic works by pioneering Scottish botanist and explorer Isobel Wylie Hutchison.

Jessie Kleemann – born in Upernavik (Greenland), is a visual artist and poet with an established international reputation. She is renowned for her provocative performance art, in which she has developed a form of ‘body art’ based on ancient masque performances, with themes of heritage, land and myth, exploring various aspects of modern-day Inuit identity. Jessie writes and performs in her mother tongue (kalaallisut), Danish and English;

Isobel Wylie Hutchison made several films in the Arctic, including Greenland, Alaska and Canada – and has an archive in Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RGBE) of plants collected and drawings made on her travels.

A screening of her work will be accompanied by a live musical score from award-winning composer and cellist Atzi Muramatzu (Scottish Chamber Orchestra), performing a composition responding to the poetry and archival documentary film work of Wylie Hutchison.

The live performances will be followed by an informal conversation between the artists, the Highlight Arts curator and the audience, opening up a space to consider history and our different commitments to it and investments in it, setting up connections between the past and the present, across continents, time, viewpoints and identities.

A Christmas meal at £25 is available at An Crùbh from 5pm, before the show at 7.30pm. Book this separately with An Crùbh on 01471 833417 or sharon@ancrubh.com Space is very limited. They will also need your menu choice.


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