Awl-love. New work by Stuart Gurden. 19 August – 23 September 2006
Opening night Friday 18 August 6pm.
Centred on a new video film, ‘Awl-love’ explores the popularisation of Aberdeenshire’s many recumbent stone circles, and their ‘recuperation’ by various, competing interests, whilst also touching on the debate between scientific rationalism and more esoteric ideals.
The film is exhibited alongside related new and recent works on paper, a photograph and cast bronze objects, which use a kind of ‘over-wrought realism’ to construct a series of diverse portraits.
“You will end up in a debate between scientific rationalism and creationism, and wide-eyed discussions of materialism; a dreamlike re-enactment of a drunken game called Brick; and a plot to lace a famous distillery’s water source with homeopathic quantities of magic mushroom tea.” – Stuart Gurden