Fife Contemporary Art & Craft have organised a series of weather based visual art & craft activities involving the community of Levenmouth as part of The Weather Project. So far artists have worked with pupils & staff in both local secondary schools; participants in out of school workshops, culminating in an exhibition at The Buckhaven Beehive; and patients & staff at Cameron Hospital, Leven.
As part of this project Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead were commissioned to make a film relating to Fife weather. They have created this piece in response to time-lapse recording of the view from FifeWeather Station in Lochgelly made by Graham Smith since 2006. He has been filming the view facing 310°NW towards Loch Ore and Benarty Hill from 6am to 6pm daily. Having had preview screenings at The Cupar Arts Festival and DCA, the film can now be viewed on FCA&C’s Vimeo channel. It lasts 11minutes 29 seconds).
The Weather Project has been supported by Fife Council, the Craw Trust and The Robertson Trust.
Jon Thomson (b London) and Alison Craighead (b Aberdeen) are fascinated with how globalisation and digital global communications networks have been re-shaping the way we perceive and understand the world around us. They live and work in London and Kingussie in the highlands of Scotland making artworks and installations for galleries, museums and site-specific locations that include the worldwide web.
Jon is Reader in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, while Alison is Reader in contemporary art and visual culture at University of Westminster and lectures in fine art at Goldsmiths University, London.
FREE EVENT – An Audience with Graham Smith – The journey of ‘technology’ as it meets weather … as it meets art!
Tuesday 29 April 2014, 7-8.30pm, Lochgelly Centre (Bank Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9RD)
Join Fife Contemporary Art & Craft for the screening of ‘Six Years of Mondays’, a documentary artwork about a man called Graham Smith living in Lochgelly, Fife, who has been making timelapse recordings of the view from his bedroom window everyday from 6am to 6pm since 2006.
Free but ticket required (book 01592 583303 or firstname.lastname@example.org)