Imagining Natural Scotland Project for the Year of Natural Scotland 2013, presented at the INS Conference at the University of St Andrews on 27th August 2013.
Organisation: Collins & Goto Studio collinsandgoto.com
Project Description: A series of residencies and partnerships to produce sculpture, new media and sound artworks that promote public discourse about the cultural import of future forests in Perthshire.
This project proposes a series of residencies and partnerships that will result in sculpture, new media and sound based artwork that promote public discourse about the cultural import of future forests in Perthshire. The partnership will also explore art and aesthetic ideas in relationship to current discourse about ecosystem assessment and cultural values with potential international implication. The how and why of this is explained below in item C1. Collins and Goto would argue that if art has a primary purpose it is to provide a process and method for the evolution of subjectivity. The artists think about creative inquiry as a means to expand perception, recharge experience and engage with others on contemporary issues, meaning and value.