|Description:||HD Video, 5:26, 2012
Cave as wild contained space; condensed proximity of
body, earth, culture and nature.
Cave as first shelter of first people to arrive in mainland Scotland.
Cave as first human dwelling place, primary shelter; first cultural, domestic and industrial space; first architecture.
Out of time nature; confluence of ancient and recent
The journey west, to the wild west, the escape, the
frontier, the sunset, the romanticised west within (Scottish) landscape mythology.
Both the periphery and the centre; the condition of
travel; traveller between romantic escape and a primary
need for private shelter.
Archaeological process as authority, as rational discourse.
Spoken narrative illuminating place, context and human
presence; Gaelic, Cant and Scots.
Finds evidencing human activity, direct connection with
natural resource; sculptural crafting of objects for
survival; utilitarian making process, primary labour.
Narrator as expert, artist as expert; holder of knowledge, fact and fiction, truth and lies.|