The ORIGIN project came about when Diane Maclean, a sculptor, was working with stone from Clashach quarry and discovered it’s link to the Museum of Scotland. It was from here that the creamy stone of the facade was quarried. A fact that was not acknowledged within the museum itself. Discussions around this fact lead to the concept for the work which was informed by Diane Macleans ’s experience in public art commissions and Su Grierson’s expertise with filming and editing. The external projection was without sound while a smaller monitor work inside the building utilised abstract and field recorded sound. This work functions by interlinking and overlapping the site, the process and the building, and reminds us that even at the core of our national, urban and cultural life lie dynamic links with the very heart of our landscape.