Where I Am

Where I Am’ was a generative tour in 2015 that explored a deep history of artists’ moving image in Scotland over the past 100 years.

Taking its title from Margaret Tait’s experimental film work Where I Am Is Here’ (1964), the project showcased the rich tradition of artists’ filmmaking in Scotland, and began with conversations with audiences, venues and artists about what might constitute a distinctly Scottish tradition in both a national and international context.

The tour travelled to six host venues: Atlas Arts, Skye; Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, North Uist; the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; the Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, Inverness-shire; DCA, Dundee; and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

In the spring and summer of 2015, each of the six host venues adapted the programme in response to their own context, by adding a work that they commissioned or is particularly resonant to their area; organising a live event that roots the discussion in their region; or developing a series of talks and readings with their local audiences.

This project was supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.

Find out more about Where I Am’ on the archived project website