John Smith early shorts
27 May, 6.30pm
Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh, 88 Lothian Road, EH3 9BZ
To coincide with the exhibition It’s a Beautiful World Rhubaba presents a screening of British Filmaker John Smith’s early short films.
Including Associations, 1975, The Girl Chewing Gum, 1976 and The Black Tower, 1985-1987
Reduced ticket price of £5
Lovely Sky (Participatory Imagineering)
A solo exhibition by Lucy Pawlak
1 August – 1 September 2013
Lucy Pawlak, Lovely Sky (Participatory Imagineering), 2013
For the duration of the Edinburgh Art Festival, Lucy Pawlak will adopt the role of Producer for a narrative feature film. The resulting work will be designed and directed in collaboration with a writing team of imagineers and advisors made up of visitors to the gallery and invited experts.
‘Magic Hours’ will be held at intervals – a series of round table discussions for analysis, deconstruction, and development of the narrative cartography, with the assistance of experts from multiple fields including film theory, psychoanalysis, interior design, neurology, art therapy, branding, game design and more.
This process aims to function as a lens for practical and critical exploration of how architectural brandscapes and virtual realities relate to languages of mainstream cinema (such as use of framing, editing, lighting, back-story, special effects, sound design, colour correction etc.). How might a narrative structure manifest itself as a tangible reality? In the era of the so-called ‘Experience Economy’ we are increasingly subjected to scripted experiences, but who gets to be an author and what might be gained from becoming an actor? Can we build the potential to improvise, interfere or deviate from the script?
In addition, this venture will explore how living in a project might relate to socially sanctioned isolationism, addressing questions about the role of the artist and creative production in society.
This exhibition is supported by an Edinburgh Art Festival bursary and by Creative Scotland.