Douglas Morland works across a broad range of media including sculpture, installation, printmaking, video and sound. The transmission and reception of information and the ability (or lack thereof) of a material to mediate between these poles is crucial to his practice. The objects, films and other works he creates often involve repetition, corruption and distortion, acknowledging the ghosts of memory and loss and the space of swallowed rhythms, repressions and omissions.
At Cove Park, Douglas will develop the script, visual language and soundscape of an ambitious new film work. This work will build upon his first significant moving image work, ‘Broadcast Rites’, screened as part of a solo exhibition at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art in 2015. However, whereas ‘Broadcast Rites’ was filmed within the confines of a tiny set, this new work will rely heavily upon both the power and the subtlety of the Scottish landscape.
This residency supports a visual artist based in Scotland at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme. Previous residents on this programme include Roderick Buchanan, Melanie Carvalho, Rob Churm, Henry Coombes, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Michael Fullerton, Fiona Jardine, Torsten Lauschmann, Lorna Macintyre, Toby Paterson, Stephen Sutcliffe and Hugh Watt.
Image: Still from ‘Broadcast Rites’ (2015) HD video