EIFF 2011 - Five to try: Outside The Box
Our picks for the Edinburgh International Film Festival's outsider strands
This article is from 2011.
Duncan Speakman: Our Broken Voice
Speakman’s project is a ‘subtlemob’ – ‘A film that’s happening in a public space where you’re both a performer and an audience member,’ he says. Still baffled? Imagine arriving at a designated public location, with an audio file you’ve downloaded from the web two days before, and finding that the narration you’re listening to fits perfectly with the behaviour of the strangers around you. Instructions in the audio drag you into the action. There are no cameras however: ‘We do all the other bits of a film – we just don’t film it.’ Check subtlemob.com for more details.
Events from Wed 15 Jun. See edfilmfest.org.uk for details as they appear. Free.
24 Hours of Spatial Politics, Curated by Markus
Markus Miessen, international architect, writer and guest curator at EIFF arranges an ‘orgy’-like (according to Festival director James Mullighan. ‘Orgy’ in the cultural sense only) day-long programme of speeches, films, and debates.
Inspace, Tue 21 Jun, noon. Free but ticketed.
Bike-Powered Cinema at EIFF
Self-explanatory film/fitness event, with details about times, locations and films TBC. Whatever happens, EIFF will save on the electricity bills. See edfilmfest.org.uk for more.
The Collective Gallery: Megaphone Choir
Irish artist and filmmaker Jesse Jones combines film, lecture and performance.
Festivalhouse@Teviot, Sat 25 Jun, 2pm. Free but ticketed.
New Media Scotland screenings
Series of events exploring film and fashion, with a diverse selection of screenings including The Incredibles, Fellini’s 8 1/2 and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Inspace, Thu 16–Thu 23 Jun, times vary. Free but ticketed.