Collaborations/Videos

I create videos in response to places I visit and collaborations – I often work in collaboration with poets or musicians, which I find an inspiring part of the creative process.

Most of the following videos showcase aspects of collaborations, and feature montages of my paintings with the work of people I’ve collaborated with, including composer/cellist Atzi Muramatsu, poet J.L. Willams, author/poet Louise Palfreyman, pianist/composer Jane Gardner, poet Alan Spence (Edinburgh’s Makar 2018), musician, Donald Ferguson and animator Adam Brewster.

The Planets. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis

In association with the exhibition ‘The Planets’ (view series on this page – Artworks and more about themes of the exhibition Here) Animator, Adam Brewster, created the following digital animation which responds to the theme of planetary influence as creatively imagined in Medieval cosmology; his animation depicts the idea of atmospheric influence on landscape – the cycles of nature:

The Planets. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis

In association with the exhibition ‘The Planets’ (view series on this page – Artworks and more about themes of the exhibition Here) Composer/cellist, Atzi Muramatsu (here sitting in front of the painting ‘Saturn’) responds to the theme of Saturn as creatively imagined by author C.S. Lewis in ‘The Last Battle’ from the Narnia Chronicles. Author Michael Ward discovered this influence in the Narniad during his PHD research on C.S. Lewis, which he writes about in his book Planet Narnia. Atzi’s piece evokes the ominous themes of Saturn; endings, darkness and cold, juxtaposed with the beauty of stars falling from a night sky:

 

Sanna – Featuring footage of Ardnamurchan on the west coast of Scotland, music by Donald Ferguson and paintings by Rose Strang. Footage, March 2019, paintings and music, May 2019.

 

Wells of Arthur’s Seat project. 2 minute video highlighting poem by Alan Spence, cello by Atzi Muramatsu and paintings by Rose Strang. June 2018.

 

Winter Series. 12 paintings in response to 12 pieces of music by cellist/composer Atzi Muramatsu created for this project.

Moonscapes: Isle of Harris. Live performance by Atzi Muramatsu as part of exhibition launch. July 2017

 

Hebrides: Sea, Space and Sky. Cello: Atzi Muramatsu, poetry: Louise Palfreyman

 

Stormy Sky, Lindisfarne. Poems written by J.L.Williams in response to paintings of Lindisfarne. Exhibition Sea, Space and Sky at the Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh 2014

 

Collaboration as part of exhibition Eigg Island at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh 2015

 

Music by Atzi Muramatsu in response to three paintings: North 1, 2 and 3 from the Snowscapes exhibitition, Gayfield Crative Spaces, Edinburgh 2015

 

Video of a painting in progress, musical accompaniment; Jane Gardner’s Oceans