The Same Hillside

A looped, multi-screen audiovisual installation by video artist John Wallace and professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen

Part of National Climate Week

As part of the Barn's contributions to National Climate Change Week, John Wallace (video artist) and Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen) present a looped, multiscreen audiovisual installation. 

Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 March, 12pm  - 4pm, the Barn 

An immersive audiovisual exploration of human links to upland ecosystems, filmed and recorded in the remote but highly productive area of Southern Scotland where three mighty rivers, the Annan, Tweed and Clyde, begin. 

The Same Hillside 14 Credit Robert Mc Fadzean 1

The Same Hillside captures the diverse experiences and opinions of those involved locally with drinking water supply, motorway maintenance, river and fisheries management, environmental restoration, sheep farms, forestry, wind and biomass power and environmental monitoring and uncovers their views on current impacts and future implications of ongoing climate change. Each looped cycle of the installation takes 30 minutes. Free entry during gallery opening times Tuesday - Saturday 12pm-4pm.


Thursday 22 March @ 7pm Talk: The Same Hillside Debate

Join Professor Pete Smith, John Wallace and guests for a chance to hear about their long-running collaboration. Find out about the science that lies behind and informs their work, the technologies linking the installation to the environment, and the latest evidence on climate change from one of the UK’s leading experts in the field. The talk is followed by an open forum where attendees can challenge scientist, artist and each other on the issues raised, and debate routes ahead. 


Organised by the Barn as part of Creative Carbon’s Green Tease network Running time 60 minutes. This event is free but please book a ticket in advance. BOOK