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Cryptic Nights
The Same Hillside - John Wallace with Professor Pete Smith

Thu 2 March — Sat 4 March 2017

An immersive audiovisual exploration of human links to upland ecosystems, The Same Hillside transports viewers to the remote but highly productive area between Moffat and Abington, where three of Scotland’s mightiest rivers, the Annan, Clyde and Tweed, begin.

Using documentary video, audio field recordings and extensive interviews, artist filmmaker John Wallace has captured the experiences and memories of those living and working in the area. Through live links to environmental sensors that react to changing conditions and trigger different audiovisual sequences, this is a unique viewing experience that highlights the impact of our modern lives on Scotland’s resource heartland.

Supported by Creative Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway Council and guided by the principles of Ecosystem Services Modelling, the work is a collaboration between John Wallace, soil scientist Professor Pete Smith, and the Crichton Carbon Centre.

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