Launch of the Film “Shore” by Invisible Dust – Free Screenings!
On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 01:00 pm and Friday, July 27, 2018 at 04:00 pm
Shore – an ambitious multi-arts and science project reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – will launch in Brodick on the Isle of Arran in the Screen Machine mobile cinema on Friday 20th July. Produced by Invisible Dust, Shore aims to spark Scotland-wide conversations about “how we see the sea” and the role of MPAs in preserving or ‘shoring up’ our endangered aquatic worlds. The launch event in Brodick takes place in partnership with COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust)…
‘Shore’ will inspire, connect and reflect responses in Scotland’s coastal communities to the Marine Protected Areas two years after their legal designation in 2016.
Award winning artists Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall were inspired by the work of marine scientists and by coastal communities affected by MPAs including the Isle of Arran and Wester Ross area. They came to Arran earlier in the year and led community film making workshops at COAST. In their contrasting Island and Highland coastal positions, both locations provided ideal settings for exploring the relationship between humans and the seas.
The launch event at Brodick on the Friday 20th July 2018 will see the premiere of Margaret and Ed’s films alongside live performances from local musicians, a chance to take a closer look at the shore with COAST, and a range of citizen marine science activities to inspire all ages.
Following the Arran launch, Shore will tour across Scotland over 18 months, visiting
– ATLAS Arts, Skye;
– Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, North Uist;
– Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Helmsdale;
– Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee;
– Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh;
– Barra, Ullapool and Gairloch with Regional Screen Scotland’s mobile ‘Screen Machine’
– Sea Change, Wester Ross.
Alongside the screenings there will be additional creative and scientific content co-curated with each host venue providing local context; interactive community ceilidhs led by community heritage organisation Local Voices; and opportunities for everyone to contribute to an interconnected project network forming a ‘chain’ conversation across Scotland as all Shore participants and audiences are invited to respond to the ideas, thoughts and learnings of the previous tour location.
Throughout ‘Shore’, voices, texts, impressions and images will be gathered and shared online and across tour partner locations to create an impression of the national picture around the social, economic and environmental implications of MPAs. Exploring the complex perspectives and perceptions, Shore aims to encourage a wider national awareness and open up dialogue around the challenges of caring for our natural resources in Scotland and the UK.