'The Thick and The Sticky' took place in May 2018 at the proposed site of the incinerator, showcasing a new commission by artist Yvette Bathgate.
The response to the project focused on the immateriality of air with particular research on the effects of air quality on human health. Yvette developed a site specific audio work that invited the audience to imagine what the future of air quality at this site might be.
The event was supported by the 'Curatorial Seed fund' provided by Curatorial Studio, a project devised by Kirsteen Macdonald and delivered by Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN).
About Yvette Bathgate
Looking both forward and backward through time Yvette speculates futures and reflects on histories to form new narratives. Taking inspiration from archaeological processes, she collates fragments from past civilisations in order to piece together cultural narratives based on the material objects left behind. Yvette considers the materials that our contemporary, and near future cultures will leave behind and how this may shape the way archaeologists of the deep future interpret our time.
Website: Yvette Bathgate
We were delighted to receive a critical text in response to the event from Caroline Gausden.
Caroline is a writer, curator and environmental activist. She previously worked with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) to produce a three year series on the subjects of hospitality and support in Aberdeen. She holds a practice based PhD in social art practice as a feminist manifesto from Gray's School of Art and is currently based in Glasgow.
Photo credit: Rory Barclay