Alec Finlay‘s work focuses on cultural and political relationships with wild nature, in particular, place-awareness, ecopoetics, hutopianism and rewilding. Finlay recently concluded a five-year programme of research-based projects with Hauser and Wirth, NTS Mar Lodge and Trees for Life. This work is woven together wit installations and books relating to illness, the body and landscape. At Cove Park, Finlay proposes to shift the focus of his work by bringing personal experiences to the fore and to explore innovative ways to access wild land, reflecting on disability perspectives in terms of acts of mapping, visualisation, knowledge exchange, imagination and empathetic acts of witness.
Image: From ‘gathering’, Alec Finlay, 2018, commissioned by Hauser & Wirth; photography by Hannah Devereux.