Glengoyne Whisky recently joined forces with conceptual artist Jonathon Keats to create a unique, slow art project that will see literary works appear to the public over the next fifty years. The poetic project was created using an innovative printing technique that will allow the concealed poems to slowly be unveiled through the ink’s exposure to ultraviolet light.
The project aims to counter society's propensity for instant gratification and draws inspiration from Glengoyne’s own unhurried approach to whisky-making. Ultimately, the slow art project asks customers to challenge their relationships with time and appreciation of craft.
Katy Muggeridge, Senior Brand Manager for Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, commented on the slow art project, stating: “As everything becomes instantaneous, delivered next day, our appreciation of craft and time is definitely diminishing. At Glengoyne, we have always valued the role time can play and its importance to our whisky in creating outstanding flavor.
“That’s why for our special rebrand, we wanted to bring the idea of unhurried into a different space, with something that’s never been done before. These special pieces of literary art won’t be immediately available for people to view. Instead, they will appear over time, when they are ready.”
Image Credit: Glengoyne Whisky, Jonathon Keats