The Jerwood Residencies 2016 support the creation of new work and new ways of working by Scottish artists working collaboratively. Generously funded by the Jerwood charitable trust since 2002, four residencies of two weeks each focus on research and experiment rather than development of a specific project and take place within the interdisciplinary setting of Cove Park.
Samuel Tongue (poet), Susie Leiper (calligrapher/painter) and Timothy Cooper (composer/sound artist) will work on a new collaborative project combining visual art, spoken word and sound art. They are interested in finding ways for their practices to relate to one another, but also in the ways their practices might collide and provoke one another. During the residency period they will explore a number of potential starting points for a new work relating to site sensitivity, abstracted-ness and how the ‘meaning’ behind their words, images and sounds might create new perspectives when their different disciplines are combined.