Frances Scott’s Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices (2017) is showing as part of On the heights, a group exhibition also including work by artists Miriam Austin, Sam Belinfante, and Tom Lovelace, commissioned by Art Licks in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
As part of On the heights, the four artists spent two weeks in residence at the Park in April 2017, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The resulting works in the exhibition – curated by Art Lick’s Holly Willats in collaboration with YSP – consider the setting of YSP and explore the history, stories and landscape of the area, presenting a new dialogue between nature and experimental contemporary art practice for visitors to explore.
Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices was commissioned for On the heights and received the inaugural Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image award this year, as well as funding from Arts Council England and Ampersand Foundation, with additional support from York Archaeological Trust. The piece responds to the landscape around West Yorkshire listed as ‘waste’ in the Domesday survey of 1086 and is composed of several connected elements: a 16mm film, sculpture, sound installation and script. This is currently shown across three sites at Yorkshire Sculpture Park: the archive, Bothy Gallery and 19th century Camellia House.
More details about Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices can be found on Frances Scott’s website.
On the heights opened at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 28th October and runs until 3rd December 2017.
The closing event, On The Heights: A Group Reflection, will take place at 2 – 3.30pm on 3rd December.
Visit the YSP website for more information.
Images: Installation views, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2017 (photographer: Jules Lister) and film stills.