Visitors are invited to take a seat, gaze from the window and embark on a selection of sound journeys. Seek out the different sites to explore a night walk in the Amazon Jungle, a sad farewell in Antwerp, Reminiscing farmers, a lonely world trip and selected fragments of Magnetic Migration Music.
Zoë Irvine is an artist and sound designer who lives in Edinburgh. The pieces shown sit between radio documentary and filmic soundtrack.
Art Houses 40, 49, 67
Bellfield & Plot 55b, Telferton Allotments
(please note there is no longer a soundwork at Art House 36 - instead visit Bellfield)
'ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER'
An audio work that pairs the coastline of Portobello with that of North Norfolk. The audio invites you to take a 30-min walk of the sea line, reflecting on the incomer crossing lands and the journey from one place to another.
Collect MP3 player and booklet from Bellfield.
Walk takes 30 minutes.
'JOHN AND JULIE'
Artist Lindsay Perth re-edits the last film to be shown at the Victory Cinema at 26 Bath Street when it closed in 1956. The film, ‘John and Julie’ is a story of two children who run off from home to watch the Coronation in London. This road movie format is full of innocence and nostalgia for more simpler times. Perth reshapes the film into something much more unsettling, creating a version that becomes more damaged as it unfolds, with visual patterns, glitches and loops. From tampering with the characters, script and narrative, the film’s innocence is dismantled and deformed.
26 Bath Street. Both weekends 11am-4pm.
Dan’s photograph looking inside one of the kilns captures the start of our two year project, with our plans to open up one of the kilns to public access in 2020.
Near to kilns/ public space at back of harbour flats
Eponymous is a site-specific, outdoor painting installation that connects Portobello in Scotland with the port in Panama from which it takes its name. The work references some of the shipping routes and navigational paths in the Firth of Forth as well as those close to the Caribbean coastal town of Portobelo (formerly Puerto Bello), which is situated close to the Panama Canal, and was once an important strategic post for defence and trade.
End walls of Pipe Street toilets/ Portobello Prom
'PORTY LIGHT BOX'
Fi Bailey considers the ways in which we communicate, and how Porty’s telephone box has served in the past as a safe, private yet public space; whilst working within the empty 9 foot x 3 foot container in July & August she will observe a little of the daily interactions, from the kiosk’s perspective.
Porty Light Box, Bellfield Street
GERI LOUP NOLAN
'MUSEUM OF HUMBLE TREASURES'
Portobello based visual artist, Geri Loup Nolan, creates ‘Museum of Humble Treasures’ a thought-provoking intimate museum experience, drawing on far away places as well as landmarks much closer to home.geriloupnolan.com
Morton Street Police Box. Both weekends 11am-4pm.
JULIANA CAPES & RUTH BARRIE
'SUNSET REPORTS' & 'BE DIFFERENT TODAY'
Screenings of two interrelated films by local artist Juliana Capes and film maker Ruth Barrie.
These films have grown from Juliana's passion for equal access to the arts and her experience of working for 15 years as a Visual Describer in Scottish galleries. She considers Visual Description a creative practise akin to the making a painting and of equal benefit to visually impaired and sighted audiences alike.
“Sunset Reports” (2018) is a film that describes 52 minutes of sunset in a live monologue. This film speaks about the difficulties and responsibility of describing for others and the brokering of experience through language. Slowing down the process of looking, Sunset Report reaches for a vocabulary to describe the indescribable (such as colour, such as beauty, such as love, such as grief) and makes access inherent in the work from the outset. It operates on the cusp of personal and universal, a place Capes strives to occupy.
"Be Different Today" (2019) was filmed over seven visually described sunrises on Portobello beach in February 2019 in collaboration with filmmaker Ruth Barrie. It was made in response to a commission from LUX Scotland and BBC Scotlandjulianacapes.co.uk
FILM SCREENINGS AT BELLFIELD
Sun 8th & Sat 14th Sept
Screenings: 11am and 12noon (duration 60mins)
'SOUVENIR: WISH YOU WERE HERE'
Participatory Postcard Letterpress Printing
Sunday 8th Sept, 11am to 4pm
In public space area at side of Figgate Burn/back of flats, Bridge Street
'STORIES FOR STRANGERS'
Typewriter stories while you wait
Luke Winter has been writing stories for strangers around the world, on request for six years. He opens his office on park benches, at book festivals and at private events. He has published three collections of stories he's written for strangers.
Come along with memories or stories of Portobello and Luke will try to build them into your story!
Sat/Sun 14th & 15th Sept, 11am to 4pm
Prom area, by John Street
JENNY SMITH & SARENA WOLFAARD
'DRAWN TO DANCE - LANDMARKS'
Workshop Sat 7th Sept
Saturday 7th Sept, 10am to 2pm
Bellfield, Bellfield Street, Portobello
PORTOBELLO PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL
'A Still Life' Photography Workshop With photographer Alicia Bruce, in collaboration with artist And florist, Jenny Harman
Workshop Sat 7th Sept
Saturday 7th Sept, 10am to 4.3pm
St Marks Church, 287 Portobello High Street