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James Richards, Migratory Motor Complex. Six Channel Audio Installation, 2017. Image Courtesy The Artist And Wales In Venice. Photo: Mark Blower
Edinburgh Art Festival: Art Late - Eastward
22 Aug 2019
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)Book Tickets
Art Late is a special Edinburgh Art Festival culture crawl with artist talks, hands-on workshops and one-off performances – celebrating the city's galleries by night. With drinks provided by Edinburgh Gin and Bellfield Brewery. Beginning with Rosalind Nashashibi's festival commission at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, this evening will include one-off performances along the Water of Leith, with a visit to Arusha Gallery and a chance to explore Collective's exhibitions; Migratory Motor Complex by James Richards and If play is neither inside nor outside, then where is it? by Helen McCrorie.
In a special one-off outdoor screening at Collective for Art Late, artist James Richards has selected The Angelic Conversation by Derek Jarman.
The Angelic Conversation (1985), which has been cited as Jarman’s favourite artistic project, plays Super 8 imagery against a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets read by Judi Dench. Exploring the love and desire between two men, the film was made after a decade of gay liberation and at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. Accompanied by Benjamin Britten's Sea Interludes (from Peter Grimes) and Coil's atmospheric electronics, it is a haunting 78-minute journey described in vibrant images.