The Informants is a multi-channel audio and material installation that plays upon our thoughts about the future, how easily those views date, how those views tie us to our sense of place, and the need we have to build a narrative bridge between us and our possible futures.

The work centres around the fact that w
e often question each other on what the future will be like, when in fact the people who live there are already living here among us, albeit in child form. It presents edited interview content that is - in a playful way - an attempt to get them to “report back” on what that future is like.

The Informants was first presented at the 2015 Sound Festival in Aberdeen for New Music Scotland's "In Cahoots" conference, and was made with the help of Struan Primary School and Bun-Sgoil Shlèite on the Isle of Skye.