Nurtured over two years of collaboration, workshops, and live concerts, Software Garden is a music video album by artist Rory Pilgrim, which asks how we meet and create connection from both behind and beyond our screens. The piece is narrated by poet and disability advocate Carol R. Kallend, who questions if it is possible to create spaces that unite the human, ecological and technological with basic principles of empathy, care and kindness.
Recently screened as part of the Artists Moving Image Festival, Software Garden will be introduced by Kitty Anderson, Director of LUX Scotland.
Rory Pilgrim works in a wide range of media including songwriting, composing music, film, music video, text, drawing and live performances. Centred on emancipatory concerns, Pilgrim aims to challenge the nature of how we come together, speak, listen and strive for social change through sharing and voicing personal experience. Strongly influenced by the origins of activist, feminist and socially engaged art, Pilgrim works with others through different methods of dialogue, collaboration and workshops.