In A Shetland Landscape (2016)


In A Shetland Landscape is a collaboration between ceramist Kay Aplin and sound artist Joseph Young following a residency at Scalloway Booth in 2015.

The exhibition responds to the Shetland landscape through an immersive 4-channel sound installation that takes the listener on a sweeping journey through the unique sounds of land and sea, accompanied by a series of ceramic panels inspired by the indigenous “micro-flora” of Shetland, magnified to produce delicate designs of vibrant colour and texture. The collaboration is documented on the dedicated blog and was successfully funded through a crowdfunding campaign.

An excerpt of Joseph Young’s sound installation on Soundcloud below. The full album is available on Greenfield Recordings.

This is part of Aplin and Young’s ceramics-sound collaborative project Landscape : Islands encompassing a series of exhibitions, residencies and events relating to the theme of landscape and islands, funded by the Arts Council of England which took place throughout 2016.

The exhibition opened at Shetland Museum and Archives and then a new version toured to In Camera at The Ceramic House for Brighton Digital Festival, Guildhall Museum, Rochester and Dover Arts Development project space.

In A Shetland Landscape, Shetland Museum and Archives, April-June 2016
Installation photographs:
In A Shetland Landscape, In Camera Gallery at The Ceramic House, September 2016
Part of Brighton Digital Festival. Performances on the opening night by Felicity Ford (AKA Knitsonic) of her work relating to the Shetland wool industry and Cathy Lane‘s Hebrides Suite.
In Camera installation photographs:

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