Funded by Creative Scotland Open Fund: a collaboration between visual artist Gill Russell, sound artist/composer Pete Stollery and musician/composer Fraser Fifield.
A growing awareness of challenging global issues and a realisation that the process of negotiation between humans and nature has gone awry have created a new reality - the consciousness of the world as a single place and the need to re-assess our relationship with the planet.
In the deluge of confusing and bizarre news information directed at us by multiple media sources, we are told what to think, feel and hear. Skim-reading from terrifying news items reporting extreme weather events to lifestyle tips, sport, health and fashion. How much can we comprehend, control, understand, or believe?
Throughout time, humanity has turned to mythology and religion, invoking supernatural beings to take responsibility and to explain the mysteries and confusion of the world around us. Ancient myths, for example from Greek and Celtic mythology, resonate in the strangeness of the world today and humankind’s inability to fully understand it.
Obfuscation will explore these issues through a synthesis of different art forms between visual artist Gill, sound artist/composer Pete Stollery and musician/composer Fraser Fifield.
Creative Scotland Funding (Open Fund) was awarded to support a period of research and development for the team to create a body of work for a premiere performance/exhibition at soundfestival, Oct 2023.