Collaboration with Transmission Gallery, 2019-2021

Bothy Project’s collaboration with Transmission Gallery involved artists Najma Abukar, Adebusola RamsayClarinda Tse and Matthew Arthur Williams. The project started in the late autumn of 2019, but took a hiatus in 2020 due to Covid-19, but by the end of 2021 each will each have undertaken a residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on Eigg and worked with a mentor to discuss and develop their practice over the period of the project.

In June 2021, the online project Crossing Waters x Everyone Knows (you’e not part of the island) went live.

Thanks to the artists, mentors – Ingrid Pollard, Alberta Whittle and Ajamu X – and all at Transmission for their dedication ot this project between 2019 and 2021.

Najma Abukar

Matthew Arthur Williams: In October 202o, Matthew Arthur Williams and Ajamu X took part in a Close Up Conversation at Street Level Gallery, Glasgow. You can watch the talk here

Clarinda Tse: interact with Clarinda Tse’s project under toes cream dream here

Around April last year, Clarinda compiled notebooks of messy thoughts into a spreadsheet. This was further translated into an alternative archive programmed through boids*. Seeking to find a space that she can remember from a distance, where language has a constant shift and movement, this manifested into a digital interface titled under-toes-cream-dream.

*Boids is an artificial life program, developed by Craig Reynolds in 1986, which simulates the flocking behaviour of birds.

Adebusola Ramsay