Shore: How We See the Sea

Curated by Invisible Dust and supported by Creative Scotland and the Wellcome Trust, ‘Shore: How We See the Sea’ is a touring multi-arts and science project reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) four years after their legal designation in 2014. Find out more at the project website: This special event is a screening of two new films specially commissioned for Shore, followed by 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, ‘Chladach’ is an observational portrait of a place, the shoreline of the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area, 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, 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?”.

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Adults £9, Concessions £6.50

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