Horsecross Arts Threshold artspace is collaborating with Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, Wales and Aberystwyth-based artist Miranda Whall for Crossed Paths.
Crossed Paths comprises three projects by Aberystwyth-based artist Miranda Whall, occurring between 2017 and 2021 in Wales, Scotland and France. These bring together film, performance and the body in motion, mountain and upland ecology: each project telling a story of a mountain from a different perspective.
In the summer and autumn of 2017, the artist, wearing a sheep fleece and covered in 14 GoPro cameras crawled, in stages, along 5.5 mile of sheep tracks in the Cambrian uplands. As a kind of cyborg sheep/human she attempted to document, experience and understand the mountain, its inhabitants and its matter, in relation to her body, moving in an altered state through the landscape. The Scottish part of the project will see Miranda Whall exploring the Cairngorm Mountain range in a different disguise.
Horsecross Arts creative director for contemporary art, Iliyana Nedkova and fellow curator Alex Jones will be joining Miranda Whall for the launch of the project and panel discussion at Oriel Davies Gallery on Saturday 21 April.