Michael Poetschko - Our Refrain
Friday 30 June 8.40pm
We are delighted to bring Michael Poetschko back to Edinburgh and present the world premiere of his new experimental essay film Our Refrain as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Our Refrain veers between poetic playfulness and philosophical speculation, following a group of students as they set up an experimental hub in an abandoned office building in Berlin.
“A multi-voiced search for a shared perception, capable of inventing new practices of imagination, solidarity, refusal, resilience, and care.” (Poetschko).
The short film The Risked Element (One Take for Harun Farocki) will also be screened.
This screening will be accompanied by the artist in conversation.
Free, but ticketed. Click to book.
Jacob Kerray LOOKY LOOKY
28 July – 30 September
Part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2017
For his TRG3 commission Jacob Kerray has been invited to explore and respond to the University of Edinburgh’s vast Art Collection to create a new work, or series of works, for the Talbot Rice Round Room.
Kerray’s work draws on the visual cultures that surround his main interests – particularly football, pro wrestling and historical painting. Engaging with the hierarchies of culture, social distraction, mob mentality, myth, belief and taste.
Usually realized as paintings, they are revisions of redundant fantasies. Observing the role of the deification, myth/media faith and power, their relationshipswith morality and attempts as a culture to achieve a consumable reified thread throughout history, that uses pictures and words as manipulative tools of magic for both ambivalent ‘good and evil’.