Tessa Lynch's performances deal with cultural differences, the bizarre, and the human belief in magic and oddities. For New Work Scotland Programme, Tessa invited viewers to take props and objects from the far gallery into the first gallery to re-enact newspaper stories. Tessa filtered the mass information from the daily newspapers to find both political and everyday stories, which were collated into a pamphlet from which visitors could chose a headline. By re-enacting the stories, Tessa intended to change the importance of the real life narratives to create quite unpredictable and alternative realities. Tessa always works across two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats, and this constant push and pull of different dimensions directly references her interests in reality and fantasy. The further she pushes these ideas, the more the artist needs to collaborate with others, which always adds a very human and unexpected quality to the work.
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 2007 participants were Holly McCulloch, Oliver Herbert, Andy Wake, Jason Nelson and Tessa Lynch.
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.