Five film and performance shows at 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival
Edinburgh Festival Guide
9 July 2013
This article is from 2013.
Shows from Rachel Maclean, Katri Walker, Robert Montgomery and Sarah Kenchington
Rachel Maclean This solo exhibition creates a surreal vision of nationality and identity, showing the short film ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ and new series of original print works. Edinburgh Printmakers, 2 Aug–7 Sep.
Katri Walker Walker’s five-minute film draws on themes of hill running to explore our connection to the land. Edinburgh College of Art, 1 Aug–1 Sep.
Robert Montgomery A sculptural fire poem references the rituals that have long been a feature of the Scottish landscape. The Mound, 1 Aug–1 Sep.
Sarah Kenchington This artist, musician and inventor has created an instrument from decommissioned organ pipes, assembled from salvage yards and eBay. Trinity Apse, 1 Aug–1 Sep.
Nam June Paik Fifty years on from Paik’s first solo show, he remains an influence on those using technology in art. Talbot Rice Gallery, 9 Aug–19 Oct.
Rachel MacLean keeps up her dizzying output of recent work with I HEART SCOTLAND, a characteristically absurdist take on Scottish identity and national pride, featuring fried breakfasts, lots of tartan, robots in kilts and the protean artist herself playing every character in a short film, The Lion and the Unicorn.
Sarah Kenchington builds her mechanical instruments from discarded materials. Bicycle spokes, typewriters, the inner tubes of tractor tyres are combined to create unique musical machines which emit a discordant array of moans, squeaks and chimes. Kenchington’s work offers a contemporary manifestation of a long history of…