Matthew Dalziel & Louise Scullion

The Idea of North

Matthew Dalziel & Louise Scullion have been making work collaboratively since 1993. Their work explores mankind’s relationship with the natural world through a variety of media including photography, sculpture and film.

The title of this work is derived from a radio documentary by Canadian broadcaster and composer, Glenn Gould. The Idea of North was part of the Solitude Trilogy – a meditation on Northern Canada and its people.

All markers on the compass have been removed so that its prime function is to point to the magnetic North. The Idea of North explores the concept of North as both a fixed location and undefinable destination.


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