Made in the summer of 2008, out of an exploration of the Anglo/Scots borderline, one of the oldest borders in the world, an enquiry into the meanings that might be revealed at its heart and within its landscape. This piece took on the nature of a visual, philosophical, historical and yet deeply personal meditation.

Runtime: 11m 19s

See it on Vimeo: Lament

The work takes the form of a single screen moving image installation, artist monograph and still images, created at various locations on the border. First exhibited at Casa Artelor, Timisoara, Romania March 2009, curated by Ileana Pintilie. Subsequently shown in Scotland at the Forest Gallery, Selkirk, at the SSA Dundee and at various film festivals.

‘Lament’ was published by Nowhere Arts in February 2009, a 60 page artist monograph consisting of still images, a 6000 word prose text, with an introduction by the art critic and curator Ileana Pintilie Teleaga.

Contact me if you would like a printed copy. You can also download it here.

The Borderline text was also published within the Borderline exhibition publication in Romanian, to accompany the exhibition of still and moving image works from this project, as part of the international Borderline exhibition and conference held in Casa Artelor, Timisoara, Romania, March 2009.

Review by the curator, Ileana Pintilie Teleagă.
Lament review by Allan Harkness.
Sunday Times Review by Joan McAlpine.

Available screening formats:
Single channel HD digital video. Source format: Apple ProRes 422, 1280x720p

Credits: Directed by, camera, editing and sound: Richard Ashrowan