Performance Diving Event

Part of Commonwealth Suite

Friday 22 May 2009

Events Off-Site

Performance directed by the Edinburgh Junior Diving Club at the Royal Commonwealth Diving Pool

This event, performed by the Edinburgh Junior Diving Club was part of the exhibition Commonwealth Suite, which featured two new films by Jordan Baseman and Henna-Riikka Halonen. This performance was part of Henna-Riikka's project.

Henna-Riikka Halonen filmed a re-interpretation of The Bathhouse, a 1930s Russian Constructivist play, which satirises state bureaucracy. Henna-Riikka used the parallels between the content, title and visual resemblance of The Bathhouse theatre set to the Royal Commonwealth Pool's diving platforms as a starting point for her commission. Edinburgh Junior Diving Club members performed as actors on the diving platform in her theatrical short film.

Mid-way through The Bathhouse the actors rebel and take control of the direction, this process was paralleled in Halonen's re-interpretation. In this one-off event, members of The Edinburgh Junior Diving Club will directed a performance at the Royal Commonwealth Diving Pool from 6—6.30pm, before the preview of the exhibition at the Collective.


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