Hi, and welcome to this site. Please click on the menu bar if you’d like to take a look at some of my recent and ongoing projects.

I create live installations and performances, mostly out of doors and embedded within the landscape. I try to use natural materials and employ low-tech effects: candles, firelight and acoustic sound rather than diesel generators and PA systems. I’m particularly interested in exploring the relationship between humans and, what the writer David Abram calls, the ‘more than human world’. As such, my work could be described as ecological in both practice and purpose.

I’m drawn to making ephemeral art: found performances, glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, pieces of magic injected unexpectedly into people’s lives. I have a background in the study of Folklore, Folk Art and Traditional Cosmology, with an MA  from Edinburgh University. This continues to provide a rich source of material for my work.

I am a member of the Dark Mountain Project’s organising collective and co-director of Base Camp, its main gathering. I curate Carrying the Fire, an annual event, and am a participant in the Playing for Time project and a contributing editor of Bella Caledonia.

I live in SW Scotland by the River Ae with my wife, the poet Em Strang, and our children.

Contact me by email at dougs@live.co.uk