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NIGHT WALK FOR EDINBURGH
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
25 July – 25 August 2019
Off site project

The image of the street comes up on the iPod screen. It appears that it has been shot in the exact location that you are standing in, almost as if it is in real time. A figure walks past on the video as another passes by in the real world, the two realities aligning. The sounds from the headphones are startlingly three- dimensional, further merging the two worlds in front of you. A female voice close behind you says: ‘I think we should get started. Walk with me…’

Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller return to Edinburgh to make one of the mesmerising video walks for which they are acclaimed throughout the world. Following Cardiff’s voice and walking in her footsteps, you will be led through the backstreets of the Old Town, unravelling a disjointed tale – part game-playing, part surrealistic poetry, perhaps even a murder mystery – layered with history, invention and memories.

This work has been commissioned by the Fruitmarket and will become part of the Gallery’s permanent collection. It will be restaged regularly from early 2020. Read more…

CLOSING FOR REDEVELOPMENT AFTER THE FESTVIAL

For forty-five years The Fruitmarket Gallery has been a key part of Scotland’s cultural landscape, showing world class modern and contemporary art to ever-increasing audiences. We have a strong track record, an international reputation for ambitious and high-quality visual arts programming and an enthusiastic and expanding audience with nearly 200,000 visits in 2018.

Now the Fruitmarket is at a turning point, with a transformational plan to upgrade our existing building – meeting the expectations of twenty-first-century art, artists and audiences – and to seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand into our neighbouring building, bringing it into cultural use.

We will close our doors after the Edinburgh Festival on 27 August to allow this work to take place. We look forward to welcoming you in 2020. While we are closed, our award-winning bookshop will be popping up at Waverley Mall.

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Tue 20

Night Walk for Edinburgh

Tuesday 20 August, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 21

Night Walk for Edinburgh

Wednesday 21 August, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 22

Night Walk for Edinburgh

Thursday 22 August, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 23

Night Walk for Edinburgh

Friday 23 August, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 24

Night Walk for Edinburgh

Saturday 24 August, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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