Graham Fagen: The Slave's Lament and Rope Tree
Sat 18 Mar - Fri 5 May 2017
An Tobar Gallery
An Tobar, Tobermory
Opening Night 18 March, 6-8pm, in the An Tobar Gallery.
Gallery Talk 1 April.
The Venice Biennale comes to Mull.
The Slave's Lament
Graham Fagen has collaborated with Ghetto Priest, The Scottish Ensemble, Adrian Sherwood and Sally Beamish to produce a four-screen video and sound work based on Robert Burns' poem. This powerfully evocative installation has been specially adapted for An Tobar's gallery space.
A monumental bronze cast of a coir cable spans the entire width of the gallery. The rope's uncoiled ends become roots and branches offering up numerous metaphorical possibilities. The light, pliable rope has become metal. The symbolism of roots and branches imply darker notions of bondage, servitude and hanging.
Supported by Scotland + Venice and Hospitalfield.