Witchpricker: Invisible Scotland

Liz Adamson, Graeme Todd, Mary Modeen (Editor)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract / Description of output

In June 2013, Liz Adamson and fellow ECA researcher, Graeme Todd were invited to contribute to the project “Invisible Scotland” by attending the weekend conference of field trips and discussion concerning the notion of Place. They also contributed to a 117 page publication published by Moray School of Art Press, the University of the Highlands and Islands in association with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, The University of Dundee.

Adamson is represented in this document on pages 78 and 79 with an image of a film still from her film “Witchpricker’ 2013 and accompanying written piece specifically for this publication.

“Every participant , every contributor to this volume, shares a central concern for place- based research, however differently these investigations are conducted. This is a gathering of people with differences in approach to understanding…

Similarities and differences are recurring touch- points in this process of looking outwards. Artists, architects, cultural geographers, historians, poets and folklorists work in this area, but with different sets of tools, language and experiments. All these interdisciplinary researchers ask questions that resonate with issues about the intersections of perception, culture and memory.

Many writers, researchers and artists have addressed the importance of place – based research and thinking in the past decades; this is a timely field sustained by discourse from many disciplines. Not least important is a motivation to keep asking questions is the pressures behind an increasingly mobile, finite world of shrinking resources, increasing population and multicultural conundrums.”(1)

(1) .Taken from the introductory essay “ Invisible to Visible: Sharing Discoveries”
from “Invisible Scotland”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInvisible Scotland
Subtitle of host publicationRevealing a Process of Interdisciplinary Discovery
Place of PublicationThe University of The Highlands and Islands
PublisherMoray School of Art Press
Number of pages117
ISBN (Print)978-0-9576428-0-5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2013
Event'Invisible Scotland' Conference - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Jul 20134 Aug 2013


Conference'Invisible Scotland' Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Interdisciplinary Research


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