The Land Art Generator Initiative project in Glasgow is inspired by four key factors: Scottish Government’s ambitious targets for renewable energy; the Scottish environment’s multiple significant opportunities for renewables; the interaction between Land Reform and community owned renewables; and Scotland’s creative sector, including artists and designers. This paper contextualises the LAGI Glasgow project in relation to historical and contemporary artworks: John Latham (1921-2006) and his work with the spoil heaps of the shale oil industry; and Ebban an’ Flowan (Finlay, Watts and Peebles 2015) which explores the need for a vernacular language associated with marine renewables.
FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice. Presented at 2016 Petrocultures conference: the offshore, 31 August - 3 September 2016, Newfoundland, Canada.