HICA’s presentation of Where I Am focuses on the very particular results of the choices individuals make, which, in terms of artworks, determine both form and content. It will consider how an artwork’s audience might also be understood to be involved in determining the work’s form, exerting influence on what they see, and will thus present questions around peoples’ involvements more generally in their surroundings: the interactions between people and their local and wider environments.

As part of its adaptation of Where I Am, HICA will present works, including the film Atom Town (2011), by Gair Dunlop. These works by Dunlop reflect on the recent history of Dounreay and Thurso, and highlight a consideration of art in the light of understandings from modern physics, the implications of which will be explored throughout HICA’s 2015 programme. It is through this consideration that a local perspective has been developed and explored, by establishing a local discussion group, who have been involved in deciding the selection of works for the project, and thus in the form of the exhibition itself.

Screening programme:

Sunday 24th May – 28th June.
Open Sundays 2.00-5.00pm,
or by appointment.

Where I Am: selected artists’ moving image from Scotland + Gair Dunlop: Atom Town.

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The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art (HICA) is an artist-run space, located near Inverness in the North of Scotland. The gallery occupies part of a farm building situated in hills close to Loch Ness. Its relatively remote setting provides a very particular context for exhibitions. 

LUX Scotland One-on-one sessions at HICA 

June 14th

In collaboration with HICA (The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art), LUX Scotland is offering a number of One-on-One sessions for artists based in and around Inverness-shire.

Running in parallel with the ‘Where I Am‘ project and Gair Dunlop’s screenings of his work ‘Atom Town’ at HICA, LUX Scotland is excited to be able to meet with local moving image practioners to discuss, support and help develop their work.


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