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DOWSER:Circuits, Reels and Actions, Adam Lockhart

DOWSER Issue 2 (Autumn 2020) features media archivist and researcher Adam Lockhart’s new essay “Circuits, Reels and Actions: Artists’ Moving Image in 1970s Edinburgh.” At the outset of cultural devolution in the 1970s, helmed by determined promoters like enfant terrible Richard Demarco and the staff of the nascent Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh became the original seat of an avant-garde in Scotland. This new essay maps a series of key turns in this decade, offering a set of historical fieldnotes for further study and celebration. The issue is illustrated in full colour by a number of archival photographs, including some previously unpublished images from the Demarco Digital Archive.

Adam Lockhart is a leading specialist and researcher in the conservation, preservation, restoration and re-exhibition of artists’ video. He is a lecturer in Media Collections & Archives at DJCAD, University of Dundee.

DOWSER is a non-profit project. Each issue is released as an open access online PDF and in a limited print edition of 200.

These printed versions will be available for a contribution of £2.50, inclusive of a minimum £2.00 donation to the Scottish Refugee Council (Registered Charity: SC008639).

DOWSER:Circuits, Reels and Actions, Adam Lockhart

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