Time is Malleable
2021

When a Midwinter festival goes wrong, our hosts – a Neolithic tribal leader, a magpie and a standing stone, are accidentally transported through time, from the Land of the Pishinrain 2628BC to Argyll 2031AD. Arriving in Glasgow, they are fascinated by the scale and acoustic properties of the Gartcraig Road salt dome and decide on this as the site of their future festivals and ceremonies. Making use of the unfamiliar objects from their new material world, they design new ceremonies based on those of their past, with a wish to reconnect with their past lives through these familiar acts. Time is Malleable is a fictional exhibition of the assemblages of objects created by our Hosts for this purpose. The exhibition presents an investigation into material culture and the role objects play in the creation of memory, ceremony, relationships and time.