Confusing shadow with substance

3 screen video and sound installation

A collaborative work with painter Janette Kerr, supported by Creative Scotland and shown at Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick in summer 2017. Confusing shadow with substance investigates the traces of an historic fishing station at Stenness, one of many around the coast of Shetland which was active in the mid 18th to the late 19th century. The installation merges contemporary video and film with archive photographs, sounds heard and re-imagined on the beach and local voices reading documents relating to the far haaf fishermen.

A 2020/21 tour of the installation will travel to six different venues, more details on the Confusing Shadow with Substance website.