artist’s talk – the well, at the world’s end – alexander maris

…join us to hear Alexander Maris talk about his recent seventeen day journey from Schiehallion to Tobar nah Aois, followed by a lively discussion and lovely refreshments.

Alexander and Susan Maris are artists working on a new series of artworks and events which  invite people to think about their relationships with the environment and history of west Scotland.

On 01 May, Alexander Maris set out on a journey from the centre of Scotland, Schiehallion. He had chosen to walk the complete journey in order to see it for himself, feel the terrain under his feet and the weather around him, have time to think about it, and to see where the journey led him. As well as being fit and well prepared with the right equipment, the other vital element was chance: rather than Maris commanding nature, he wanted to be led by the route, and in doing so, gain an insight into what makes places what they are.

Join us to find out about what Alexander and Susan Maris will be making and why, what they’ve learned from the journey, and to hear from some of the people who enabled the journey along it’s seventeen day route…

The event will last around 40 minutes with an introduction from Rhona Dougall and Deirdre MacKenna, followed by Alexander Maris, then a good conversation with those who would like to join in.

Find out more at

http://www.culturaldocuments.net/event/artists-talk-the-well-at-the-worlds-end-alexander-maris/

http://www.locatinglorne.net/story/worldsend/

http://www.locatinglorne.net/event/worldsendevent/

 

6.30pm, Thursday 28 June at The Rockfield Centre, Oban. https://www.facebook.com/events/215924699200692/

(Alexander and Susan) Maris
(Alexander & Susan) Maris employ a variety of media to explore concepts of the ‘post-urban’, and the role of landscape in cultural history and myth. In 2011 they moved to rural Perthshire to be closer to Rannoch Moor, whose primeval topography has inspired and informed their collaborative life-work for the past twenty years.
http://www.locatinglorne.net/contributor/alexander-susan-maris/

Rhona Dougall
Rhona Dougall has been developing community arts programmes, projects, events and activities since a student at University of Glasgow, and while working for refugee support projects in Glasgow and Gaelic language initiatives in Lochaber. She now devises the programme for The Rockfield Centre, a new, community owned cultural space in her home town of Oban. https://www.therockfieldcentre.org.uk/events/

Deirdre MacKenna
Deirdre MacKenna will briefly introduce the programme ‘Locating Lorne’, a new cultural programme which invites people to explore what Lorne means in today’s super-diverse society. http://www.culturaldocuments.net/contributor/deirdre-mackenna2/


  • Date from: 28 June 2018
  • Date to: 28 June 2018
  • Isle of Iona, Tobar nah Aois
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Connected Images

GPS drawing during reconnaissance for The Well at the World's End. 2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

GPS drawing during reconnaissance for The Well at the World's End. 2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

One hundred seeds begotten of the Fortingall Yew. Aluminium Capsule containing 100 Yew Seeds for The Well at the World's End. 2017 © Alexander and Susan Maris

One hundred seeds begotten of the Fortingall Yew. Aluminium Capsule containing 100 Yew Seeds for The Well at the World's End. 2017 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Pages (3-1) from the journals of Findo Gask (pen name of Alexander’s father) written between 1982 and 1987 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Pages (3-1) from the journals of Findo Gask (pen name of Alexander’s father) written between 1982 and 1987 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Alexander Maris discussing the route of The Well at the World's End. 17 May 2018 © Cultural Documents

Alexander Maris discussing the route of The Well at the World's End. 17 May 2018 © Cultural Documents

North Observatory Camp. Site of Maskelyne's Observatory on Schiehallion (1774) for The Well at the World's End. 2016 © Alexander and Susan Maris

North Observatory Camp. Site of Maskelyne's Observatory on Schiehallion (1774) for The Well at the World's End. 2016 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Shiehallion Well. Image showing antique coins temporarily removed from the Schiehallion for The Well at the World's End. 2016 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Shiehallion Well. Image showing antique coins temporarily removed from the Schiehallion for The Well at the World's End. 2016 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Cailleach Stone. Quartzite found on the shoreline of Loch na Caillich and subsequently concealed in the Schiehallion Well for one year. Artefact of The Well at the World's End. 8 x 6 x 5 cm (approx) 2017-2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Cailleach Stone. Quartzite found on the shoreline of Loch na Caillich and subsequently concealed in the Schiehallion Well for one year. Artefact of The Well at the World's End. 8 x 6 x 5 cm (approx) 2017-2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

The Fortingall Yew en route to The Well at the World's End. 01.05.2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

The Fortingall Yew en route to The Well at the World's End. 01.05.2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

Loch Dochard, en route to The Well at the World's End. 05 May 2018 © Maris

Loch Dochard, en route to The Well at the World's End. 05 May 2018 © Maris

The Pursuit of Fidelity (detail) Waterfall on the Isle of Mull 1997 - 1998 Gelatine Silver Prints by Alexander and Susan Maris © Alexander and Susan Maris

The Pursuit of Fidelity (detail) Waterfall on the Isle of Mull 1997 - 1998 Gelatine Silver Prints by Alexander and Susan Maris © Alexander and Susan Maris

The Well at the World's End. 15.05.2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

The Well at the World's End. 15.05.2018 © Alexander and Susan Maris

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