Media: Storytelling, Audio, Mixed Media Painting
Location: Isle of Lewis
This project starts with the archive of TB Macaulay, a prolific photographer working from Stornoway over a period of around 60 years from the 1910s through to the 1970s. I will begin with selecting a small series of photos from the collection, a mix of people, places and events. The aim is to inspire discussions and storytelling from the older generation and those living with dementia and capture these in audio form. Through discussions, prompted by gentle questioning, the opportunity is to inspire recall of sights, sounds, smell, touch and emotions in response to the images. These will be captured (where permission given) as audio files. The final stage involves creating new mixed media works incorporating the memories and senses identified by the community to create a body of work that speaks of the collective experience in response to a selection of the TB Macaulay collection photos.