Project Description

Why don’t you just relax and take it as soon as you remember? It is almost time for your next dose.

This video was part of  larger installation created for ‘THE SCOTTISH ENDARKENMENT. ART AND UNREASON FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT’ at Dovecot, Edinburgh May – August 2016.

Other artists included Christine Borland, Joan Eardley, Graham Fagen, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Gordon, Kenny Hunter, David Shrigley, Jonathan Owen, Eduardo Paolozzi, Katie Patterson, Simon Starling, Alison Watt and others.

This thematic exhibition, curated by Dr Bill Hare and Professor Andrew Patrizio, in collaboration with Dovecot, provides a radically new and fascinating presentation of the shared concerns which have obsessed many of the most important Scottish artists since the end of World War Two. The Scottish Endarkenment explores a wide range of disturbing and provocative topics, from ever-escalating international conflict, social inequality and unrest, gender identity and sexual prejudice – all fired by the dialectical struggles within the Scottish psyche between good and evil, Self and the Other. All these subjects are imaginatively treated within a variety of different interpretations and mediums – from the out-and-out horrific to the darkly satirical.