Floating Worlds is an ongoing multi-disciplinary exploration of our relationship with the natural environment. A collaboration with visual artist Andre Dekker, the project offers an artistic response to some of today’s most pressing issues: the negotiations with landscape and climate amongst an ageing and sometimes isolated population.  Floating Worlds: Erraid Sound is the first part of this project and is presented as a short film and book publication. It has two distinct geographical and cultural influences: it was created in lockdown during a residency carried out in the remote coastal landscape and island community of the Ross of Mull, and also draws extensively on the artists’ continuing research into Japanese theatre’s relationship with landscape and the natural world. These two sets of influences both find their place in the film and book that make up the two halves of this project in a structure that draws on the narrative drama of a two-act play.

Click here to watch the film.

The book, Erraid Sound: Floating Worlds that accompanies the film is available here.

Floating Worlds: Erraid Sound by Graham Eatough and Andre Dekker is part of the current Hunterian exhibition Dislocations: territories, landscapes and other spaces. 

The Floating Worlds project is a co-production between Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow and An Tobar & Mull Theatre, Tobermory. The film and the book have been created in association with KNOCKvologan Studies
With the support of Creative Scotland, Daiwa Foundation, CBK Rotterdam, Dutch Embassy London and the School of Culture and Creative Arts and the CUSP programme at the University of Glasgow