Visual artist Daniel Poller will be based at Cove Park for three weeks in December 2014. A recent graduate from Fine Art Photography at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, this will be the first time Cove Park has awarded an Emerging Visual Artist residency to an international artist. This residency has been created with generous support from the Goethe-Institut, Glasgow.

Daniel will develop a new body of work related to the transformation of ecclesiastical architecture in Scotland. He is interested in the deconsecration of churches (a process that is not common in Germany) and their transformation in to a wide variety of alternative spaces. He is concerned primarily with the process of re- and over-writing images and has stated that he perceives the ‘altered’ churches as palimpsests. Working primarily in photography, he is considering the architectural, social and historical contexts at play in this process.

Image: ‘Evolution added value’, in co-operation with Jan Mammey, 60 silkscreenprints on DIN A1 MDF, dimensions variable, 2011/2012