Detail of oil drum and corn, integrated into Ashanti Harris work.

Ashanti Harris: Dancing a Peripheral Quadrille

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop presents a new commission from Scotland based artist Ashanti Harris. Taking the novel Signposts of the Jumbie (1981), written by Faustin Charles, as a starting point, Harris will interlace ideas of communal and grassroots cultural production with her research and long personal experience of West Indian Carnivals.

Through the lens of the Caribbean Carnival and associated collective making, Ashanti Harris has developed a series of sculptural and performance works that play with the peripheralities of cultural identity.

Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist, teacher and researcher. Working with dance, performance, facilitation, film, installation and writing, Ashanti’s work disrupts historical narratives and re-imagines them from a Caribbean diasporic perspective.

EVENTS: Ashanti Harris has developed a performance that activates the sculptural elements of her installation – catch performances on Friday 29 July at 8pm as part of the the preview (7 – 9pm), then Saturdays 30 July, 13 August, and 27 August at 1pm.

This work has been funded and supported by Art Fund, Creative Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council.

Ashanti Harris: Dancing a Peripheral Quadrille

Artist

Ashanti Harris

Ticket Information

Associated performances throughout the festival

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Venue

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT

0131 551 4490

office@edinburghsculpture.org

www.edinburghsculpture.org

Opening times

Daily

11am - 5pm

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Bike Stand
  • WelcoMe available

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@ashantiharda

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT

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