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Chris Moore

Body of Evidence

4 August – 4 September 2011

Chris Moore, Body of Evidence, 2011, courtesy of Seemore Photography, Edinburgh

A site specific artwork inspired by traces left in our environment by historical or geological events. The work is to consist of a polished trace line at elbow height evoking the press of cattle bodies through the bottleneck of the South Bridge, in the Cowgate.

 

The site lies in the shadows where our senses become heightened. The Cowgate has a unique character, a hidden underbelly, upon which the daylight of contemporary living stacks up above. The artist aims to tap into this unease and temptation of the imaginary and suggest a past through a tangible yet subtle trace of history. Evoking the ghosts of those beasts’ passage through that space brings the bridge’s history to life.