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Catrin Jeans

8 February – 16 March 2014

Exhibitions Satellites

Catrin Jeans devised a new installation and performance for Collective’s Satellites Programme titled Recreationally Surviving – The Great Outside. Catrin created a playful installation of a staged wilderness in the gallery and encouraged visitors to take part in survival activities and pose for tourist snaps amidst props that included hilltop heather, snowshoes and a campfire.


Centered on a series of pursuits that were originally needed for surviving ‘in the great outdoors’, such as hiking, fishing and animal tracking, Catrin’s new work explored how ‘traditional’ skills have been adopted as leisure entertainment and weekend escapism. Catrin staged a performance on the opening night of the exhibition, adopting the persona of a wilderness activity leader. She instructed visitors on how to escape and endure hardships within this temporary and rugged landscape so that they could obtain maximum enjoyment out of their leisure time.


Download the exhibition information here


Watch the Summerhall TV video with Siobhan Carroll, Head of Programme, here


Read the Satellites 2014 Publication here


Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2014 participants were: Catrin Jeans, Kathryn Elkin, Dane Sutherland, Laura Yuile, Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Matthew Richardson and Collette Rayner


This is an archived programme entry.

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