RSA 2015 - Carrie Fertig
Stills is the last of a three-venue Royal Scottish Academy Residency for Scotland Bursary. There, I will learn more advanced skills for making and editing still, film, and sound recordings made during and after the first two residencies at North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Caithness, and Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath. The residencies are developing a series of passing places: sound, film, performance, installation, and mobile works based on the physical, social, and metaphysical events of death. What kind of sensory environment might be compelling as a place to die?
Image: La Sirenuse (2014), film still. Carrie Fertig. Photograph by Rob Page
I create sonic and visual environments for transformative experiences. I employ flameworked glass in an interdisciplinary practice incorporating performance, sound, light, fire, electronics, dance, and film to address emotional, spiritual, and physical states and thresholds. I’m from New York originally, and live and work in Edinburgh, where I studied glass at Edinburgh College of Art. Current projects include Torcher Chamber Arkestra, a collaborative ensemble that plays all glass instruments with digital manipulation. My work is in the permanent collection of the European Museum of Modern Glass, the Roslin Institute, and the Perth Museum and Art Gallery.