The Ullapool premiere of two new artist films exploring our relationship to the sea and shot in Ullapool and the Firth of Clyde by Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall. After the premiere, join us upstairs in the Ferry Terminal for live music and storytelling by Ullapool singer and teacher Lisa MacDonald, refreshments and films about the Wester Ross shoreline by Sea Change.
Shore: How We See the Sea is an arts and marine science project touring Scotland with the aim of reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). After touring to Arran, Barra, North Uist and Gairloch, this event is an opportunity to share thoughts and reactions as part of a Scotland-wide conversation about “how we see the sea” and the role of MPAs in preserving or ‘shoring up’ our endangered aquatic worlds.
The two new films by Scottish-based artists Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall being screened explore the Marine Protected Areas around Arran and Wester Ross:
Directed by award-winning director Margaret Salmon and shot on 35mm, ‘Cladach’ is an observational portrait of a place, the shoreline of the Wester Ross MPA, and the community bordering it in Ullapool. Following the shoreline as a point of meeting between worlds, Salmon seeks to connect nature and society mirroring the coastal town activities with underwater footage and lyrical sound recordings from above and below the water.
‘I walk there every day but never saw it that way’, directed by Ed Webb-Ingall is a ‘Fogo process’ inspired community film that seeks to understand the role and impact of Marine Protected Areas for those people who live near them and work with them. With the participation of Arran residents and Campbeltown fishermen, the film draws out conversations and asks questions across and between different communities and individuals, to understand the various and complex relationships that exist. It asks ‘Who does the sea belong to?‘, ‘How do you use the sea?’ and ‘How do you protect the sea?’.
Shore: How We See the Sea is curated by Invisible Dust and supported by Creative Scotland and the Wellcome Trust. Find out more at the project website: www.shorescotland.com.
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