Jan Pottinger-Glass's artistic practise is a multi-layered process, incorporating work which stems from a physical site as a first point of reference. For New Work Scotland Programe, the site was Binning Wood in East Lothian. The paths and clearings of Binning Wood formed a personalised map of exploration where aspects of her research including video footage and 'text mixes' - random excerpts of sound which create a form of alchemic poetry. Found elements of the wood were intuitively combined with man-made materials reflecting the actual site, her response to it and random occurrences. The working space inhabited can be understood as a form of physical mind map, a sculptural laboratory, where ideas and materials collided, where ritual met spontaneity in experimental concentration.
New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2006 participants were Katie Orton, Stephen Murray, Sara Barker and Jan Pottinger-Glass, and Jim Colquhoun was commissioned to make a new publication.
New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.
This is an archived programme entry.