Dundee, Scotland : 2022

Performance at McManus Galleries as part of Alastair MacLennan: Beyond the Archive.

29 October 2022

This work was part of three concurrent performances by three artists in and around the McManus Art Gallery and Museum in Dundee, that ran from 12 until 4pm.

Alastair MacLennan: Beyond the Archive was a collaborative project between the Alastair MacLennan Archive at DJCAD (University of Dundee), Leisure and Culture Dundee, Bbeyond in Belfast and GENERATORprojects in Dundee, presenting SILIBANT MISCIBLE by Alastair MacLennan in the Dundee & the World Gallery at The McManus, Memento Mori by Rabindranath X Bhose at the Howff Graveyard, Meadowside, and Hands My In Head My Clasped by Hattie Godfrey in the Victoria Gallery & Spiral Staircase at The McManus. 

MacLennan’s statement for SIBILANT MISCIBLE reads:

As the sound of many words in English differs from their ascribed meanings, so likewise with visual appearances. How things look is often not how they are. 

Art may allude to transformative pluralities… seeing sameness in difference and difference in sameness, embracing vulnerability in performing ‘real’ time beyond the pre-edited, being adaptable re. external forms (not compromising core principles), blending ethics / aesthetics… and revealing ‘poetry in motion’, fusing self with others. 

Photographs by Jamie Donald.