Solo artist 2017

Simon Mcauley

On The Same Latitude

The collaborative project On the Same Latitude was commissioned by and shown at Project Ability in Glasgow in 2015 and is an on-going journey consisting of individual photographic documents and correspondences. When Simon McAuley and Ida Arentoft started working together, the discovery that they were on the same latitude in Scotland and in Denmark became the virtual point of departure for their collaboration. Separated by the North Sea, a few hundred miles, and a time zone of an hour.

While making photographs they would correspond via email nearly every day, sending each other guidelines for pictures, ideas, image examples and notes on the past journeys out photographing. The dialogue shaped the project and they pointed their cameras North, South, East, West at agreed times on the same latitude and made individual responses and observations. The project functions as an expedition journal documenting an explorative trip and navigation through landscapes and times.

BIOGRAPHY

Simon McAuley (b. 1968) is a visual artist from Great Britain, exhibited at Copenhagen Photo Festival in 2017 at Understationen in Photo City with the exhibition ‘On the same Latitude’ done in collaboration with Ida Arentoft. McAuley graduated with a degree in Fine Art Photography from The Glasgow School of Art in 2010. As well as being a photographer, McAuley also practice painting. In 2018 he launched a publication of texts called ‘Inside Outer, Side Out Inner’, focusing on the visual genres, disability art and outsider art.