The National Portrait Gallery of Scotland will be hosting an exhibition later this year entitled Rough Cut Nation.
This unique multimedia project draws together a group of young artists from around Scotland to create a dramatic collaborative installation. For the Edinburgh Festival they will construct a remixed version of Scottish history as informed by street art and graffiti culture, painted, pasted and projected directly onto the walls of the Portrait Gallery.
The project updates William Hole’s original decorative mural scheme of 1889-1898, depicting important events from Scotland’s past. This new installation exploits the empty space produced by the Gallery’s current closure for redevelopment.
As one of the artist duos involved we are interested in exploring religious iconography and the use of Jesus as a moral or social catalyst within both Scottish history and contemporary culture.
With that in mind we would like to ask you three questions:
1. Jesus- who/what was he?
2. Scotland – what (if any) impact has he had on Scotland’s history?
3. What impact has Jesus had on Scotland past, present and future?
If you only want to respond to one of the questions, that would be fine. A single word or a couple of words answer is perfect – but if you want to write more then please feel free to do so. The crucial thing is to gather opinion from a broad range of people of all beliefs (or non-beliefs).
The answers that we collect from these questions will potentially form part of the final artwork, but will not be attributed to any one individual.
Please give your answers either in the comments section below or email them to DUFI.JESUS@GMAIL.COM