‘[Showing] the relationship between the past and the present […] so it’s not just “the past is over here and the present is over here” and that is it’
– Nicky Bird, interviewed on video for the Stills Centre of Photography in Edinburgh
While I was doing some reading on Nikki Bird for part 5 of C&N (around Question for Seller), I came across a later piece called Beneath the Surface, where Bird had worked with people whose part of Scotland had been “wiped away” to combine their photographs with up to date pictures of the places in the pictures. At the time when she first started thinking about this, she had been involved with an archaeological dig in Edinburgh.
Bugger! I thought. Continue reading