Alison Scott, Poor man's weather glass, photo, 2021

Alison Scott, Poor man's weather glass, photo, 2021

Alison Scott
ditto ditto ditto

Satellites Programme


24 Jul 2021 — 19 Sep 2021  


New exhibition ditto ditto ditto by Alison Scott is a cross-media installation in our Hillside space which marks a significant point in Alison’s expansive research project around weather.

Building on two years of archival, performative and collaborative research ditto, ditto, ditto includes new writing, sound, custom wallpaper, moving image and sculptural elements. The exhibition title comes from time spent in the Scottish Meteorological Society’s archives, where Alison examined personal weather diaries and found this phrase often used as short-hand for ‘same again/ likewise/ repeats’.

ditto, ditto, ditto invites viewers to navigate discrete and rich elements, each of which shifts scale: from personal and embodied, to global systems of observation; from analogue and local, to mass-media digital infrastructure. The exhibition unveils implicit authorities in anecdotal diaristic notations of weather, offering a point of stark contrast between this historic sense of stability and the faltering rhythms of climate breakdown that form a backdrop to the project.

*** Pre-booking is not necessary, but please note that you may have to queue to enter the exhibition due to social distancing measures. ***

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Alison Scott is a Glasgow based artist and writer who often works with other artists. Her work is research-led and driven by interests in expanded performance and writing practices, and speculative approaches to knowledge production. Alison studied at Duncan Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Glasgow School of Art. Previous projects have taken place with MAP magazine, Glasgow Project Room, Edinburgh Art Festival, and Timespan.

Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent practitioners based in Scotland. Satellites aims to support diverse practitioners to produce a new commission and a critical development programme of critical of retreats, workshops, studio visits and group discussions, public exhibitions, events and publishing. Practitioners are selected from an open submission by a new panel each year. The 2020 participants are Alison Scott, Kirsty Hendry, Sulaïman Majali, Holly McLean and Becky Šik.


Alison Scott: open-weather
Reading the winds
You are the season, the day, the minute