The City and The Stars

Rut Blees Luxemburg, Faith in Infrastructure (2008); Stations Series. C-type
1 Apr 2010 - 18 Jul 2010
Slide show: 
Rut Blees Luxemburg, Faith in Infrastructure (2008); Stations Series. C-type
Rut Blees Luxemburg, Harlem (2010); Stations Series, C-type
Rut Blees Luxemburg, Oraficity 1; Orificity Series, 2006, C-type
Rut Blees Luxemburg,The Font – Port (2006); Orificity Series, C-type
Rut Blees Luxemburg, Abbattoir (2008); Stations Series, C-type
Emma Kay, The World From Memory IV  1999, Digital Pigment Print, Framed
The City and The Stars, Installation image, Stills 2010
The City and The Stars, Installation image, Stills 2010
The City and The Stars, Installation image, Stills 2010
The City and The Stars, Installation image, Stills 2010


An exhibition, programme of events and Film Lounge programme coinciding with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010.

 
Emma Kay
(London), Rut Blees Luxemburg (Baden, Germany) and Craig Mulholland (Glasgow)


Curated by Louisa Adam
 

Alluding to Arthur C. Clarke's novel The City and The Stars, this exhibition stimulates us to consider afresh beliefs and knowledge from which we generate meaning, and encourages us to reflect upon and explore society and the spaces we inhabit.
 
The World From Memory and The Future From Memory are used humorously by Emma Kay to play out a recognisably human and inevitably unreliable narrative, challenging how we employ our memories as a source for reference.  Craig Mulholland's works from his series Grandes et Petites Machines animate freestanding instruments, reflecting upon the extent to which regulation is perceivable in even the smallest details of everyday life.  Rut Blees Luxemburg has made large-scale photographic works which disclose and illuminate possibilities and experiences within our cities and plays with the extent to which we are conditioned in reading images.
 
Stills will launch its new Film Lounge programme in June 2010 to present a selection of Artists' films which explore ideas of faith and knowledge within The City and the Stars exhibition.

Image: Faith in Infrastructure, Rut Blees Luxemburg 2008