RHONA MÜHLEBACH _ DITCH ME
23rd September 2023
2nd December 2023
The Antonine Wall stretched across Scotland from the Clyde to the Forth. It was the Roman Empire’s final border in Britain and its construction has left a still-visible scar across the country.
Rhona Mühlebach’s new work – Ditch Me – draws on the gradual evolution of that landscape, transposing historical aspects into a new fictional universe. A variety of characters and stories populate her film: Roman and medieval soldiers, a barber, two lovers, lice, some slime mould, a thief, a humming violinist and a latrine cleaner, among others. In the spirit of world-building, this tapestry of anecdotal events is linked through the ditch-world, suggesting a series of multi-dimensional slices of time. In this strange new realm, even slime mould can become an articulate character or an all-powerful being.
Preview 22 September
Rhona Mühlebach, Ditch Me, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow G2 3JD, 23 September - 4 November 2023. Learn more.
Image credit: Ditch Me, Rhona Mühlebach