X-CHANGE is funded by The British Council and Creative Scotland with support from Art Fund (UK) and Association of Art Museum Curators (US). It provides the opportunity for two artists, one from Shetland and one from Texas, to research and explore these two distinct geographies in the context of energy production and climate change. The project, that includes a one-month residency for each artist in the other’s location, will culminate in a body of digital work to coincide with COP26, the UN climate change conference in Glasgow this November.
The two selected artists are Shetland based filmmaker and writer Shona Main, and Texas-based conceptual artist, Holly Veselka.
Shona’s recent work has led her to the Canadian Arctic where she has been researching the life and practice of 20th century filmmaker Jenny Gilbertson.