Rosalind Nashaishibi @ Edinburgh Art Festival

★★ Underwhelming new film work from Turner Prize nominee. Earlier this year, as Edinburgh Art Festival announced their 2019 commissions programme, I remembered being excited to see what Turner Prize nominee Rosalind Nashashibi would bring to the table. With the promise of a new film incorporating science-fiction and time travel i marked the dates in my diary and looked forward to it with high expectation. … Continue reading Rosalind Nashaishibi @ Edinburgh Art Festival

Corin Sworn: Habits of Assembly @ Edinburgh Art Festival 2019

★★★★★ Thoughtful multi-media installation that explores the blurring distinctions between technology and the body. After a prolonged hiatus it’s nice to see Edinburgh College of Art’s historic Sculpture Court back in action after extensive refurbishment. It’s even better to see it hosting an ambitious and thought-provoking new commission by Glasgow-based artist Corin Sworn. Habits of Assembly is part of Edinburgh Art Festival’s 2019 commission programme … Continue reading Corin Sworn: Habits of Assembly @ Edinburgh Art Festival 2019

This Time Will Be Different @ Summerhall

★★★ The second instalment in a trilogy of performance based installations that explore indigenous strength and survival. Five books are suspended by chunky sailing ropes above a floor covered in tin-foil. The audience file in and sit at the sides, some on the floor and others in surrounding chairs. Apprehensive intimacy is our first impression of what will be an emotional fifty minutes. This Time … Continue reading This Time Will Be Different @ Summerhall