Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Gardening as Astronomy: Woodend Barn

Woodend Barn are exhibiting a film by doctoral researcher Chris Dooks from 18th March to 23rd March, screenings from 10-5pm daily.

The Ayrshire-based artist bans the word 'sun' (keep it as 'star', he says) and defines gardening as astronomy.

In this short film, Dooks interviews patrons of Woodend Barn over a 48 hour period and stitches their responses to high definition in-camera triple exposures, a Steinway piano and recordings of everything from the underwater sounds of a burn to the plumbing of the arts centre itself.During Chris' stay in Banchory, he photographed the aurora over Aberdeenshire, which features in the film.

Chris Dooks visited us last year as part of a mini-residency. We are delighted to show this short film over a week to launch our Year of Natural Scotland. On loop in Barn.

Chris Dooks will return to the Barn on Wednesday 20 March to introduce the film and discuss the work, starting at 7pm.

Woodend Barn Arts Centre, AB31 5QA Banchory, United Kingdom.


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