In the third year of the One Mile project Kate Gray worked with assurance company Scottish Widows PLC staff based in their Basil Spence designed building on Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh. They began with a film club, watching films set in offices and ended by conceiving of a corporate gothic film which brought together themes from The French Lieutenants Woman by John Fowles, modernist architecture and nature. The film was shot in the Scottish Widows offices and on the adjacent Salisbury Crags. Kate collaborated with composer by night, Scottish Widows by day Chip Clark on the soundtrack for the film, which has a cyclical narrative. Under Assured?, was shown in a one off out door screening on Arthur’s seat on and featured a free gift of an Under Assured? umbrella for all.
This project was made in collaboration with Siobhan Carroll, Richard Cherns, Candace, Beth Fiddes, Brian Miller, Sammo Szeto, Siubhan Lorimer, Dougie Fairgrieve, Chip Clark and Sara Forshaw.
One Mile was a three-year programme of nine projects that facilitated groups and individuals who live or work within a one mile radius of Collective, but are disadvantaged or feel excluded from the cultural life of the city centre, to collaborate with contemporary artists. The program will support the development of artworks that address the concerns, interests and needs of the groups including: Muslim women (DOSTI women’s groups and women’s circle at Edinburgh’s Central Mosque); school refusers (Working Together); young offenders (Sacro); young homeless (The Ark Trust and Moving On); and autistic students (Stevenson College).
This is an archived programme entry.