Elizabeth Ogilvie

1946 –


Ogilvie Ogilvie was born in 1946 and brought up near the Cairngorms and now lives in a converted cinema facing the sea in Kinghorn, Fife. Elizabeth is known for her contemplative and compelling installations that combine film, architecture and science in immersive environments. Her subject matter is water and, more recently, ice. The artist’s primary concerns, however, are not only with the politics of climate change, but also with the sheer physical and emotional command of the element itself.

Ogilvie’s residency has enabled her to film in the Davis Straits and Baffin Sea off the Canadian territory of Nunavut and northwest Greenland. All of the ice floes from the Ilulissat Icefjord in northwest Greenland (on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 2004) pass through these waters en route to the north Atlantic and the area is renowned for its spectacular icebergs. This unique phenomenon has been studied for over 250 years and has informed our understanding of icecap glaciology and climate change.

Ogilvie has been researching ice for five years now and has also studied the Inuit’s relationship to ice through visits she has made to northwest Greenland. This residency will enable her to observe, film and photograph ice in various forms and to consider the cultural resonance of ice within the Arctic. The body of work she is developing will be shown in a major exhibition of the artist’s work at P3, London, in 2014. With Highland Print Studio Ogilvie will produce an experimental series of prints through collaborating with ice itself which will generate stunning records of its melting. Elizabeth Ogilvie (born Aberdeen, 1946) lives and works in Fife. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally: recent solo shows have been presented in London, Dundee, Glasgow and Osaka.

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