Artist in Residence 2022 – Lise Olsen
Lise Olsen is a responsive artist researching and collecting stories by embracing uncertainty, in-between a sphere of space and the sonic. Her practice explores immersive sound and the ‘Soundwalk’ experience using field-recordings and stories. She is searching for different forms of awareness, by interpreting sound as a sonic identifier of place. A PhD Candidate at the University of Aberdeen, her research focuses on sound art and installation, questioning ‘Why immersive soundscapes create an embodied experience of the in-between’. She enjoys collaborating with others to co-producing work and her collected research uses a diverse range of presentation methods.
Endings and Beginnings
The last section of my walk on the Moray Way was from Calashdhu to Forres. It’s a relatively easy walk through forest, farmland, and town. I walked with some members of the Moray Way Association and the artist Norma Hunter. Norma is the new artist in residence for the Moray Way Association, and it seemed…
The Desolate and Dramatic Dava Moor
My walk began at the Dava junction, where the ward boundaries of Highland and Moray meet. The junction is also where the A940 to Forres begins. I wandered through woodland and was eventually rewarded by the views of the Dava Moor. It is my favourite part of the Dava Way. The landscape is dramatic, with…
Rock, Ravine, and a Dragoon
I decided to take a slight detour and leave the Dava way and walk down a steep bank to seek out Huntly’s Cave, also known as Lord Huntly’s Cave. The legendary location of the rock face, cave, ravine, and stream was the hiding place of George Gordon. An information board described how he apparently, hid…