Are you LOCATIONALIZED is a new work by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan sited across the two Hebridean islands of Skye and North Uist. The artists were invited to make new work for GENERATION that, in common with their other works, engaged not just with the location it would be shown within, but also with the context of its commission.
The work combines photography, sculpture, text and audio to make a composite piece that challenges a viewer to make sense of it as a whole. At Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Art Centre the artists have created a photographic record of the publicly sited sculptures of two distant and distinct locations - Loughborough University Campus and the Uists. The artists have then themselves sited two outdoor works: in Portree, they built a tower around a tower and in Lochmaddy they built a wall in front of a wall.
ATLAS Arts has commissioned the artists to create a new and evolving artwork to coincide with the Highland Games days in Portree on the Isle of Skye. Visitors will come across the installations at this event and as they explore the islands by car and on foot.
This project also includes a public programme bringing together thinkers and practitioners in the fields of art, architecture and visual culture to share ideas.
Are you LOCATIONALIZED commissioned by ATLAS Arts as part of GENERATION: 25 years of Contemporary Art, and developed by Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan.
Supported by Outset Scotland, Creative Scotland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise