Northern Exchange: Iceland, Scotland and Finland in Bolungarvik: Examining the sense of place through artistic practice

Roxane Permar (Photographer), Susan Timmins, Ásthildur Jónsdóttir, Elina Härkönen

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

Film and 4 audio works in group exhibition of artistic outputs by seven artist participants in the Research Project, Northern Exchange: Cold War Histories and Nuclear Futures.
Northern Exchange investigates the legacy of the Cold War in Northern Scotland as it exists both physically in the landscape, and in memory. This exhibition and public workshops were part of Timespan's Northern Paradigm programme.Bringing together work across sculpture, photography, film, and sound, Northern Exchange encourages a different understanding of Scotland’s remote north through a consideration of the area’s historic significance as a new Front Line for defence against the perceived Soviet threat in the Cold war era.The exhibition title references both nuclear exchange, a term used to describe the firing of nuclear weapons, but also the exchange of memories and recollections that are at the centre of the artists’ collaborative work. The exhibition in Helmsdale draws our attention to the questions that Cold War era history and the nuclear issue raise and invites viewers to take part in a dialogue about experiences and perceptions of this period.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRovaniemi, Finland
PublisherUniversity of Lapland
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017

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    Permar, R. (Photographer), Timmins, S. (Author), Jónsdóttir, Á. (Author), & Härkönen, E. (Author). (2017). Northern Exchange: Iceland, Scotland and Finland in Bolungarvik: Examining the sense of place through artistic practice. Exhibition, University of Lapland. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-484-958-6