Inspired in part by the opening ceremony for the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, No Conflict, No Irony (I love the whole world) is a work that considers the common ground of sport and the language of abstraction, and brought participants together through the act of making and walking.
From Saturday 12 October until Wednesday 16 October 2013, Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren worked in collaboration with families from across Edinburgh to design and make a 100-metre banner. On Thursday 17 October the banner was walked by collaborators, sportspeople and members of the public, from Meadowbank Sports Centre - host venue of the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games - to Salisbury Crags.
Jacob's All Sided Games commission was realised through a period of research and development in August 2013, during which time he also exhibited in Collective's off-site exhibition, Game Changer, at Meadowbank Sports Centre.
All Sided Games set out to find new ways to work with families in their locality, seeking out areas of mutual interest by thinking and acting through the production and presentation of art. Six commissions by Jacob Dahlgren, Mitch Miller, Cristina Lucas, Nils Norman and Assemble, Florrie James and Dennis McNulty brought artists, individuals and groups together in and around venues built or used for the Edinburgh 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games and the Glasgow 2014 Games. The project also explored and expanded on ideas of the local through How Near is Here? a symposium and intensive programme.
This is an archived programme entry.