Ash Reid works in collage, film, drawing and sound. Her practice explores memory, the nature of how it is formed and ways in which it can be revisited to survey effects of current cultural conditions. Particularly interested in the hypnagogic state as an entry point for this enquiry, her work forms fleeting situations that discombobulate past happenings into a series of punctuated actions.
Film clips of Ash running into a wall teamed with repetitive aural sounds played out in relation to a series of scripted scores. Whilst wilfully disparate these elements formed a powerful rhythm which, rather than narrational, echoed the indiscriminate nature of memory in relation to speed, hierarchy and exclusivity.
Collage and fragmentation are key processes in her work and offer a parallel language which speaks of her forays into indeterminate personal archaeology. Devoid of linear and historical encasement the work existed as a continuation of a hauntological culture and a reflexive questioning of the impact this has on artistic production. This new body of work speculated on these ideas through film and performance.
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 2011/12 participants were Gordon Schmidt,
Rhianna Turnbull, Amelia Bywater & Christian Newby, Florrie James, Oliver Braid, Joey Villemont, Ash Reid and Jack McConville
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.