Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel

Talbot Rice Gallery

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s 45th Parallel focuses on the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, a unique municipal site that straddles the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States. Filmed on location, the film is a staged monologue in the world’s only cross-border theatre that continually reimagines the border as powerful yet frivolous, absurd yet deadly. 

Alongside the two solo exhibitions, Hephzibah Israel presents a newly commissioned textual intervention, in collaboration with graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge studio, poetically exploring the nature of translation and what it is to navigate borders. 

Commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol; the Toronto Biennial; Mercer Union, Toronto; and the Western Front, Vancouver. Produced by LONO Studio and supported by Arts Council England and JustFilms/ Ford Foundation. Supported at Talbot Rice Gallery by Creative Scotland and Edinburgh College of Art. 

Event

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel

Date & Time

24 June – 30 September

Daily

10am—5pm (during August)

Venue

Talbot Rice Gallery

The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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Ticket Information

Free, drop-in

Header image credit: 45th Parallel, installation view. Courtesy of the artist.

Talbot Rice Gallery

The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

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