Hello Orkney

Hello Orkney (2019)
Hello Orkney (2019) – excerpt (window3)

Hello Orkney
Mixed media triptych (2019).
3.9 m X 1.35 m X 0.6 m. Signal flags, codebook, dowels, fishing wire, marine rope and hooks.

Hello Orkney occupies the gallery’s three main window spaces, displaying flags that can be read from the street using the International Code of Signals. A codebook is displayed on an interior wall to assist with translation for non-maritime visitors.

This work introduces the first sound art show that has taken place at Northlight Gallery. Inspired by the what3words geographical mapping location for the north-facing window (northward.regarding.overture) the work stands in place of a ‘Hello World!’ statement, the classic induction to a new computer programming language.


Amy Beeston