Fiona Jardine produces texts, presentations, curated exhibitions and publishing projects. She has been commissioned to develop a piece of new writing which will be performed by Sue Tompkins.
Let the Day Perish, describes a journey, its detours and coincidences, around and between the churches of Guthrie and Fowlis Easter, which sit some 15 miles apart in Angus. The church at Guthrie was the home of the only known Doom painting in Scotland and there is speculation that the painted panels at Fowlis Easter were produced by the same hands. This connection is the departure point for a poetic speculation that draws in layers of fiction, myth and history and exists as an investigation into the lure of ancient artefacts, an enquiry into the possibilities of discovery, and a portrait of the area. The invitation to Jardine draws on another history and of the strong 20th century Angus tradition of poetry, particularly women writers such as Violet Jacob and Marion Angus.
There is a durational / event-based element to this project - please visit the Hospitalfield Arts website for more details.
The research for Fiona Jardine's project has been made possible through support from The Elephant Trust.