DOWSER #2: CIRCUITS, REELS AND ACTIONS: ARTISTS’ MOVING IMAGE IN 1970S EDINBURGH
2020 38 pages
145 x 105mm Softcover
DOWSER Issue 2 (Autumn 2020) features media archivist and researcher Adam Lockhart’s new essay “Circuits, Reels and Actions: Artists’ Moving Image in 1970s Edinburgh.” At the outset of cultural devolution in the 1970s, helmed by determined promoters like enfant terrible Richard Demarco and the staff of the nascent Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh became the original seat of an avant-garde in Scotland. This new essay maps a series of key turns in this decade, offering a set of historical fieldnotes for further study and celebration. The issue is illustrated in full colour by a number of archival photographs, including some previously unpublished images from the Demarco Digital Archive.