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Somewhere in Time: Postliminal

This group exhibition was part of the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival, and Dempsey & Boer were invited to take part. It engaged with the idea of satellite and the broader connotations of the term. Each work exhibited in the gallery had a corresponding piece, or satellite work, existing simultaneously in a different geographical location. The respective locations provided an international context that allowed for a periscope viewing of the wider exhibition.

Following their residency in Badgast, Scheveningen, The Netherlands, Dempsey & Boer decided to use this exhibition as a starting point for expanding their idea of a Beach Laboratory to the Firth of Forth, a project that is still current.

In the 16th/17th century salt was a highly valued commodity and was produced in bulk around the Firth. Sea water was evaporated by boiling it up with locally produced coal. Salt was so expensive it was worth using 16kg of coal to make 1kg of salt, by evaporating 33 litres of sea water. This fact was the basis of their installation and was intended to give the rich natural resources of the Forth a visual presence making people consider their value, which is often taken for granted.

Satellietgroep, the Badgast residency sponsors, held an exhibition , at the NEST Gallery, Den Haag, at the same time, which provided the “satellite work”.
Edinburgh Art College, 04.08.11 – 26.08.11

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