Malcolm Mackenzie, 'Plockton Population 254'

Part of Now & Next online screening

1 — 31 July 2023

Malcolm Mackenzie, ‘Plockton Population 254’, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

A short collaborative film collaging together footage of landscape and community shot by Malcolm Mackenzie and residents of Lochalsh and Wester Ross. Plockton Population 254’ explores a unique period in recent time when visitor numbers were low in the area, offering an opportunity to focus on the lives of the folk that live there.

Malcolm Mackenzie

Malcolm Mackenzie is an artist and crofter from Plockton in the North West Highlands of Scotland. His varied practice which includes film, sculpture and writing explores and seeks out ways for individuals to come together, to make through shared input with a focus on learning from one another. By encouraging collective contribution to the process of making, Malcolm’s practice explores individual engagement and the creation of community and togetherness which allows space for individual autonomy. He is currently working with Atlas Arts building two Coastal Rowing skiffs with residents of Lochalsh and Skye.

Image description: A figure sits on top of a partially constructed building on a rural building site holding a sledgehammer against a grey cloudy sky.

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