Water(e)scapes 1,2 and 3 were made and shown at the Tanera Mor, 3-Island
International Artists’ Residency in Scotland.
Water(e)scape 1 - Attempting the impossible water landscape in harsh light
and wind conditions - Site specific installation including digital prints of
drawings, 3 videos and a selection of recognizable art material.
“The Artist sat and observed the landscape while trying to capture it in her
sketchbook. The boat in the water kept moving while she drew because the
wind was harsh. There were other distractions, too, like the man attempting to
mount a lifesaver behind her and the group having beer at the table next to
her. Meanwhile, the kayaks also kept passing by too quickly.
The day of the opening they arrived, the tourists and those who wanted to
see the artists who had been living on this remote island. They watched as
she put up her work and for them she lay out all that they would’ve expected
Water(e)scape 2 - Lost at Tanera
Video - 7 min
“A package arrived by boat”.
Video (4 min) in the common video room and intervention in the public toilet,
twenty steps from the Cafeteria (on Open-day).
“This is a public service message”.
An inexplicable apprehension towards having a conversation about varying
toilet traditions led the artist into making a work in the interest of public
service. Hand-shower instructions and installation sheets were placed at the
back of all toilet stall doors and ghost hand-showers were added where they
should have been but were not (next to the Water Closets) in each stall. This
was done in both male and female toilets. A video also ran amongst the other
videos in the Open-day video viewing room. This video was a slideshow that
spoke about the benefits and simple installation procedures of the hand
The hand-shower is also known as the health faucet in some parts of the
world. In most Muslim countries, it is commonly referred to as the Muslim shower.
The artist was hoping to only make the benefits of the hand-shower known to
the people of Scotland and any and all visitors attending Open-day at the
Island. The effort was in no way meant as a criticism or imposition on or of
anyone’s cultural values or standards of personal hygiene.