Five film and performance shows at 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 9 July 2013

This article is from 2013

Five film and performance shows at 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival

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.

Curators Talk

Curators from the Nam June Paik Art Center, Tate and Talbot Rice Gallery discuss the work and legacy of Nam June Paik.

Rachel Maclean: I HEART SCOTLAND

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.

Katri Walker: An Equilibrium Not of This World

Video work on a theme of running.

Sarah Kenchington: Wind Pipes for Edinburgh

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…

I HEART SCOTLAND: Costume Workshop

Learn about Scottish history with a little help from artist Rachel Maclean and a dress-up workshop full of arts and crafts activities. Booking is essential.

Meet Rachel Maclean

Rachel Maclean talks about her solo exhibition I HEART SCOTLAND and answers any questions you have. An Edinburgh Art Festival Art Late Event.