Fertile Ground is delighted to announce a new curatorial project 'CRUDE'. The project explores our complex relationship to crude oil and focuses on the sticky interplays of politics, culture and ecology. Supporting new commissions of work from visual artists Ashanti Harris and Alison Scott and writer Shane Strachan. We'll be drilling down into aspects of cultural identities, material histories, mineral extraction the proximities and narration of oil and much more with a public outcome in 2021.
Since the discovery of oil in the North Sea, oil exploration and development transformed the economic, social and political geography of Scotland in general, and Aberdeen in particular. During the research and development we'll be reaching out to multiple communities, researchers, workers and as such we would welcome conversations with people interested in the projects subject. You can get in touch via Facebook @Fertilegroundarts or through this websites contact from.
The project is supported by Creative Scotland, through the Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development Programme.
For further information on the work of the artists visit their websites:
Fertile ground is the curatorial platform for Rachel Grant. A curator based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. This blog is kept up to date with selected project activity and research.