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Night Walk For Edinburgh

Night Walk for Edinburgh Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
25 July – 25 August 2019
Every 15 mins 8-10pm (excl. Mondays). 1hr approx.
This is a night walk through the streets of Edinburgh.  You use a digital tablet and headphones, to be collected from and returned to: The Milkman, 7 Cockburn Street,  Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
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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.

The walk uses a digital tablet and headphones, to be collected from and returned to: The Milkman, 7 Cockburn Street,  Edinburgh, EH1 1BP

This work has been commissioned by the Fruitmarket and will become part of the Gallery’s permanent collection. It will be restaged regularly.

It is a night walk in the Old Town of Edinburgh and the route includes staircases, steep hills and uneven surfaces in low light. The piece may also provoke a sense of disorientation so please be aware of your surroundings as you take part. We recommend comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.

An accessible, step free version is available, if you would like to book this please call 0131 225 2383 or email info@fruitmarket.co.uk

 

Commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery presented in partnership with Edinburgh International Festival and in association with Edinburgh Art Festival. Acquired by the Fruitmarket with Art Fund support.

Supported by
The Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller Commission Circle

Royal Mile: Dasha Shenkman OBE, Nick Thomas
Old Assembly: Melanie Reid
Advocates: Sophie Crichton Stuart, Fiona and Kenny Cumming, Sarah and Gerard Griffin, Catherine Muirden and Werner Keschner, William Zachs and Martin Adam

High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom

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New Book

Night Walk for Edinburgh £20
This book was put together during the making of Night Walk for Edinburgh, 2019. Layering together production photographs, video stills, scripts and shooting instructions, and with a new text looking at Night Walk for Edinburgh in the context of the artists’ other recent walks, it offers a glimpse into Cardiff and Miller’s unique process.

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Photo: Chris Scott