Community Events Under sleep, where all the waters meet.

Under sleep, where all the waters meet.
Saturday 9 October - Saturday 23 October 2021 9:00am - 8:45pm
St Margaret's House

(…)What is this face, less clear and clearer
The pulse in the arm, less strong and stronger —
Given or lent? more distant than stars and nearer than the eye
Whispers and small laughter between leaves and hurrying feet
Under sleep, where all the waters meet. (…) T.S.Eliot ‘Marina’

In this exhibition sculptures, ephemeral wall based pieces and sound interplay and collaborate in order to create a meditative, dream like space and perhaps invite you, the visitor, to travel inwards.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm

Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Ola’s sculptures have been created in the past three years and are an outcome of intuitive and open to chance process of building up and removing layers of coloured plaster. These objects occupy a place of no linear time; some originate in blurry, low quality snaps documenting the growing up of her daughter, some are based on images from memories interwoven with dreams.

Giorgos uses two sound sources consisting of a short improvised performance with 4-track cassette tape loops of musical phrases played on the clarinet. As time passes, the two loops get progressively out of sync creating ever changing musical patterns and rhythmic interplay between the two sound sources. The sound is both intense and soothing, like being swaddled in a warm blanket of sound.
The composition is accompanied by a video of found footage duplicated and looped in a similar manner to the music.

A special guest 8 year old Flora will show drawings of patterns and colours.

Ola Rek is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator. Born in Poland, she completed her degree in sculpture in The Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw. She was a recipient of RSA Ottilie Helen Wallace Prize for work by a female sculptor in the 93rd Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. She lives and works in Edinburgh.

Giorgos Bouras (also recording and performing under the name go went gong!) is a Greek musician, instrument maker and community musician exploring the possibilities of making music free of conventional time constraints. He studied Popular Music at Napier University, Edinburgh and had his first sound installation at St Margaret’s House in 2010.

Location details

St. Margaret’s House – Gallery 2
St Margaret's House, 151 London Road

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