Morwenna Kearsley

Visual Art

Where?

The old Leith Theatre

When?

All festival

Selected Artist

Martin Elden and Morwenna Kearsley are based in Glasgow. Elden’s practise examines relationships to visual communication, with a focus on typography and letterform. Kearsley’s practice considers the physical and psychological properties of image with voice through photography, moving image and sound.

For Hidden Door 2017, they collaborate on a site-specific installation investigating fear of empty spaces.

A few years ago, I went to an open-air cinema in another country. The screen was stretched out onto the side of a building and we sat in plastic chairs, drinking warm beer. Bats flicked around us, which concerned me a little, but then I remembered that they are just mice with wings, claws and fangs. Part-way through the film, I looked up and saw the beam of light thrusting out in a long triangle from the projector to the wall. Within the beam, all the little images were hurtling along to their curtain call.