Another rainy day, with a side order of stair-rods, low cloud, and – oh-yes! – a wee bit more rain. But this is Scotland, and a damp and soggy ticket is the price of entry. Compensation comes on the days when the skies clear. Global Warming may be drying the uplands – the bogs don’t seem as boggy as when I was a young ‘un – but yet not so much that there isn’t still green a-plenty gaze upon while wandering the wonders of Scotia’s highlands.
Today my wanderings were nearer sea level, and of a more cultural hue, as I encountered Aert at the Dundee Contemporary Art Centre. ‘Infinite Jest’ is an interesting exhibition, made more so by a rainy-day lack of desire to rush about which found me with time to watch the accompanying short documentary, so I emerged informed as well as entertained. But here’s a thing…
Subjects, Objects, Verbs is a ‘photo-logographic portrait project’. Like a waltz, it’s in triple time (well, sort of…)
1) The invited subjects of the project are asked to select up to three objects.
The objects can be anything; a shoe, a trinket, a book, a coin, a key, a toy, an instrument, a ring, a ball, a clock, a bag, a tool, a piece of equipment, a stone, a map. It is something tangible selected by the subject which connects them to an important time, or event, or place, or person in their life. A connection which they feel is important to you because that time, those events, that person, or that place was formative. It can be to do with work or it can be something more personal, but it should be something which represents a connection which is not arbitrary, but to something, someone, or sometime which really mattered to them.