Catrin Jeans devised a new installation and performance for Collective’s Satellites Programme titled Recreationally Surviving – The Great Outside. Catrin created a playful installation of a staged wilderness in the gallery and encouraged visitors to take part in survival activities and pose for tourist snaps amidst props that included hilltop heather, snowshoes and a campfire.
Centered on a series of pursuits that were originally needed for surviving ‘in the great outdoors’, such as hiking, fishing and animal tracking, Catrin’s new work explored how ‘traditional’ skills have been adopted as leisure entertainment and weekend escapism. Catrin staged a performance on the opening night of the exhibition, adopting the persona of a wilderness activity leader. She instructed visitors on how to escape and endure hardships within this temporary and rugged landscape so that they could obtain maximum enjoyment out of their leisure time.
Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2014 participants were: Catrin Jeans, Kathryn Elkin, Dane Sutherland, Laura Yuile, Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Matthew Richardson and Collette Rayner
This is an archived programme entry.