Kian McEvoy has worked alongside conservationists in what remains of the ancient Caledonian Forest, once a flourishing woodland known as ‘Scotland’s rainforest’. McEvoy’s series of videos documents a still-vibrant ecosystem – the ‘entanglements’ of vegetation growth, insect activity and water movement continue, and the conservationists’ seedplanting keeps alive generations of trees whose ancestral past spans millennia. The footage is set to a soundtrack of field recordings that are stretched or chopped in accordance to a coded algorithm: like the workings of nature in this environment, Entanglement unfolds according to rules that we may not grasp but that are never truly random. 

Part of Art & Nature at Sonica, a series of compelling works inspired by the Scottish landscape – and showing it as you’ve never seen it before

Supported by: Trees for Life & Cove Park