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Plotting (against) the garden

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop presents plotting (against) the garden a collaboration between artists Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha.

plotting (against) the garden is a soundwork that evokes the chromatic beauty and vegetal excess of the garden through the urban structure of The Beacon Tower, dreaming of the garden and the urban subsisting in the same space, pointing to an often desperate need for places to grow, reflect, work and sit within the city.

The work explores the politics of gardens as ambivalent spaces of work and leisure; private property and public shared space; cultivation and growth. Synchronised with the sun and heliotropic like a plant, listeners will hear different parts of the work at different times, marking the sun’s trajectory, while evoking a landscape of the city’s ‘working hours’. It invites our poetic response and speculative imagination to reclaim public land from those who exploit both nature and labour.

Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha are artists based in Glasgow who have a shared interest in gardens and decolonization. In their artistic investigation, ‘Plotting (against) the Garden’, they are working through research and with groups of people to find ways of unearthing communal plant knowledge and creating other systems of meaning through dreaming and imaginative practices of gardening.

Supported by Creative Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council.

Plotting (against) the garden

Artists

Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha

Venue

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

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

0131 551 4490

office@edinburghsculpture.org

www.edinburghsculpture.org

Opening times

23 July – 24 September

Daily (during the festival)

11am – 5pm

Visitor information

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

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Ticket information

Free, drop-in (limited capacity)

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Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

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

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