Confusing Shadow with Substance is a collaborative project between artists Janette Kerr and Jo Millett, exploring aspects of Shetland’s relationship with the sea and the past. The project investigates the traces – tangible and intangible – of the once thriving fishing station at Stenness, Northmavine, Shetland, where hundreds of men worked and lived for the summer months in the 18th and 19th centuries. The resulting three screen video and sound installation, looping continuously with images and sounds creating spatial and temporal connections and disjunctures will navigate between distance and nearness, permanence and transience.
This 5 week run kicks off the start of the Confusing Shadow with Substance national tour. Be sure to visit this immersive piece which will be show alongside artworks from the Scottish Martime Museums collection. The paintings have been selected in collaboration with Kerr and Millett as they evoke the atmosphere of coastal life in working harbours and fishing villages around Scotland.