Materials: software, video, print
Simon Yuill is an artist, theorist and programmer. His work is based within processes of social and political enquiry using software, documentary, public discussion and print. The Stackwalker project is a form of 'software documentary' combing film and interview transcripts that explores parallels between two seemingly disparate groups: Highland Crofters and A8 migrant workers. The project reveals various historical parallels in terms of their roles within the Scottish economy, how as groups they have been constituted by imposed legal definitions, such as the Crofters Act and Workers Registration Scheme, and yet how each has formed various structures and acts of resistance and agency within this.
Simon Yuill has recently exhibited in "Collaboration and freedom - the world of free and open source art", Furtherfield, London, has won a number of prizes across visual arts and theory, including the SAC Creative Scotland Award and Vilem Flusser Media Theory Award, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Goldsmiths.
Music for Stackwalker composed and performed by Hanna Tuulikki.
The Stackwalker project was supported through funding from the National Lottery and Scottish Arts Council (Creative Scotland), and CCA Glasgow.
Simon Yuill received an Alt-w award in 2005.
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Image: 'Blood Fank', Sartle, Skye - from Stackwalker, 2010