Kate Adams & Timothy Corrigan
Illuminating the Wilderness (2019)
Illuminating the Wilderness is a film by Project Art Works’ artists Kate Adams and Timothy Corrigan, in collaboration with artists Ben Rivers, Margaret Salmon, and neurodiverse artists and makers. Shot from multiple viewpoints and cameras, Illuminating the Wilderness is unscripted and reveals the fluidity of roles and interactions between this unique and itinerant community away from the practical, attitudinal and social barriers that they face in their everyday lives. Moments of humour and tender consideration for each other unfold in and around the landscape and weather systems of the mountains. The remoteness, scale and indifference of the remote Scottish landscape provides a rare sense of freedom and belonging for everyone involved.
The film was at the heart of EXPLORERS, a 3 year collaborative project generated by Project Art Works and involving Tate Liverpool, Mk Gallery, Fabrica, Photoworks, AUTOGRAPH and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney Australia that placed neurodiverse communities, artists and makers at the heart of civic and cultural life. The full film is 38 minutes. The cut for Earth Photo captures a central moment of the narrative where the crew spend a single night in a remote bothy together.
Project Art Works is the UK’s leading artist led organisation working with neurodiverse adults, young people and children. They bring the talents and abilities of neurodiverse artists to the forefront of art and culture by making them, their lives and their artwork visible.