2 ideas - research starting points -edited
Updated: Sep 30, 2020
IDEA 1: Bog club night - a fantasy proposal
Dance culture - dance culture in Edinburgh - how is electronic dance music valued, is there any queer/ 'alternative" nightlife apart from CC Blooms?
Bogs - uncertain & undervalued landscapes in the city
Uncomfortable and uncertain landscapes
You can put a foot wrong and fall down into the bog
Build on existing research at Red Moss in Pentlands (and Black Woods of Rannoch)
Build on research in my essay: Anarchic Hope: Peatbogs, community & survival
Build on bog recordings library - visit Red Moss for more fieldwork & warped sounds from Undergrowth
IDEA 2: Wardie Bay Beach - radical intimacy - rising tides
Mapping this beach (sound, visuals, drawings)
The colonies of sea birds are intriguing how they group, feed, sound -birds could be: Sandpipers / Sanderlings / Oyster-catchers / Turnstones / Redshank
What will happen to the rock pool feeding birds when the tide rises? Parts of Wardie Bay are predicted to be underwater in 2050.
Record the birds, visit the birds, rock pools
Nature/culture - what has shaped this landscape? Weaving in political & ecological structures.
Beyond the pastoral
The vulnerability of these birds and also the strength
Ghosts of the future as sea levels rise?
Beach is next to my house - easier to fulfil this fieldwork during the pandemic