Water levels rise and fall continuously in the Flow Country. Luci Holland’s Release uses 18 months’ worth of scientific data on these minute, ceaseless variations, gathered in different areas of the peatland bog, to generate a series of restless, shifting percussive soundtracks. Tempos slow and accelerate according to the ebb and flow of water, letting us hear the kinds of changes normally too small to see. 

Originally presented at Cryptic’s Below the Blanket, part of The Peatlands Partnership’sFlows to the Future Project (with RSPB Scotland as lead partner) and supported by: The Hugh Fraser Foundation

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

Images: Neil Jarvie