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We have invited 10 artists from previous festival editions to work with us to mark the dates of what would have been our 2020 festival.

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10 Artists Invited to Mark our Dates

Online & Around the City

10 Artists Invited to Mark our Dates

30 July – 30 August

We have invited 10 artists from previous festival editions, to work with us to mark the dates of what would have been our 2020 festival.

Ruth Ewan, Magic Words (Ian, Margaret, Peggy)

Around the City

Ruth Ewan, Magic Words (Ian, Margaret, Peggy), 2020

30 July – 30 August

Ewan creates a special poster series devised with magician Ian Saville, calling upon all of us to join together in a ‘mass action for the radical transformation of society’.

Tam Joseph, The Hand Made Map Of The World

Middle Meadow Walk

Tam Joseph, The Hand Made Map Of The World, 2014

30 July – 30 August

Joseph re-presents 'The Hand Made Map Of The World', first presented as a billboard in the 2014 festival.

Rae-Yen Song, Song Dynasty

Poster Site – Clerk Street Cinema

Rae-Yen Song, Song Dynasty ○○, 2018 & songdynasty.life, 2020

30 July – 30 August

Song expands on a project for the 2018 festival, with new work online and in the city, extending an ongoing familial collaboration, Song Dynasty.

Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh

Around the City

Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh, 2020

30 July – 30 August

Liversidge invites organisations and communities across Edinburgh to send a collective greeting to each other and the wider world.

Ruth Ewan, Worker’s Song Storydeck, 2018

Online

Ruth Ewan, Worker’s Song Storydeck, 2018

30 July – 30 August

Ewan revisits her Sympathetic Magick project, where she invited magicians to consider how they might use their magic to change the world.

Ellie Harrison, Tonnes of carbon

Around the City

Ellie Harrison, Tonnes of carbon produced by the personal transportation of a ‘professional artist’, 2020

30 July – 30 August

Harrison presents an up-to-date version of her graph showing the tonnes of carbon produced by the personal transportation of a professional artist.

Calvin Z. Laing, Calvin & Jogging, 2020

Online

Calvin Z. Laing, Calvin & Jogging, 2020

30 July – 30 August

Thursday 7pm & Saturday 11am

Laing revisits the neighbourhood of his childhood in the suburbs of Edinburgh to present a new online performance.

Tamara MacArthur, It’s All Over But the Dreaming

Online

Tamara MacArthur, It’s All Over But the Dreaming, 2020

Live Performance: 31 July, 6 – 8pm
Video response: 10 – 30 August

MacArthur’s new online performance investigates our desire for closeness and contemporary methods devised to simulate human contact in a time of social distancing.

Rosalind Nashashibi

Online

Rosalind Nashashibi

30 July – 30 August

Nashashibi’s two-part film explores the importance of storytelling and love in the building and sustaining of community.

Rae-Yen Song, songdynastylife

Online

Rae-Yen Song, songdynasty.life, 2020

30 July – 30 August

Song presents work that draws on autobiography and fantasy to speak broadly and politically about foreignness and the position of the Other.

Shannon Te Ao, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

Online

Shannon Te Ao, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, 2017

30 July – 30 August

Te Ao revisits With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, a poetic meditation on themes of love, grief, sickness and healing.

Hanna Tuulikki, Sing Sign: a close duet

Online

Hanna Tuulikki, SING SIGN: a close duet, 2015

30 July – 30 August

Tuulikki reflects on that innate human desire to communicate and connect, presenting a vocal and gestural suite devised for the historic ‘closes’ of Edinburgh.

Black Lives Matter Mural Trail

Around the City

Black Lives Matter Mural Trail

Throughout August

We are proud to be working with our partners to support 3 new chapters of the Black Lives Matter Mural Trail.

DIY Art – Activity Packs

Online

DIY Art – Activity Packs

30 July – 30 August

DIY Art is our free series of activity packs specially designed by artists, inviting you to get creative at home.

Martin Creed: Work No.1059, 2011

Scotsman Steps

Martin Creed: Work No.1059, 2011

All year round

Daily, 5am – 10pm

Work No. 1059 is a major public artwork by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed for the historic Scotsman Steps.

Graham Fagen: A Drama In Time, 2016

Jacob’s Ladder, Calton Road Bridge

Graham Fagen: A Drama In Time, 2016

All year round

Graham Fagen is one of the most influential artists working in Scotland today. His work mixes media and crosses continents.