Remote Performances documents collaboration between artists London Fieldworks and Resonance104.4fm, the world’s first art radio station. For one week in August 2014, 20 specially commissioned artist performances and programmes created with local residents were broadcast live from Outlandia, a unique artists’ treehouse field-station in Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland.
With Resonance104.4fm’s mobile studio ‘in residence’, Outlandia became a portal between Lochaber and the rest of the world, a context in which participants could transmit experience of place to diverse audiences through art, music and performance.
Through performances artists from England, Scotland and beyond responded to Outlandia’s distinctive and remote geographical forest location overlooked by the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, in the Scottish Highlands. Taking place at the moment when Scotland voted on the continuance or dissolution of the 300 year old Acts of Union the week-long series of broadcasts and blog posts was a timely reflection on contemporary ideas of remoteness, capturing and transmitting creative interactions with the land, its history and people and the tensions between nature, industry, tourism and heritage.