DOWSER ISSUE 2: CIRCUITS, REELS AND ACTIONS by Adam Lockhart
A6, 40 pages, full colour printing throughout, perfect bound, first edition of 200, 2020.
‘DOWSER Issue 2 (Autumn 2020) features media archivist and researcher Adam Lockhart’s new essay “Circuits, Reels and Actions: Artists’ Moving Image in 1970s Edinburgh.” At the outset of cultural devolution in the 1970s, helmed by determined promoters like enfant terrible Richard Demarco and the staff of the nascent Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh became the original seat of an avant-garde in Scotland. This new essay maps a series of key turns in this decade, offering a set of historical fieldnotes for further study and celebration. The issue is illustrated in full colour by a number of archival photographs, including some previously unpublished images from the Demarco Digital Archive.
Adam is a leading specialist and researcher in the conservation, preservation, restoration and re-exhibition of artists’ video. He is a lecturer in Media Collections & Archives at DJCAD, University of Dundee.’