The Place Project @ The Bowery
19th - 26th March 2009
Where: The Bowery, Roxburgh Place: http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=roxburgh+place+edinburgh&countryCode=GB
The Place Project is a new initiative started by three recent arts graduates that aims to create a dialogue between a public venue, its visitors and the events that take place within it.
The first Place Project will take up residence for one week in March at The Bowery - a new alternative bar, music and arts venue in Edinburgh's Old Town, which takes its inspiration from one of New York City's more bohemian districts. Throughout the week, The Bowery will play host to a variety of installations, interventions, talks and performances that all reapond to the bar's pre-existing function as a social meeting place and music venue.
The week will include work by Edinburgh artists: Joanne Smithers and Ewan Sinclair, whose caravan-cinema will play a selection of films outside the venue from Monday to Thursday, and Tessa Lynch who will set up a participatory installation. The London-based Hut Project who will make their presence known by playfully documenting the comings-and-goings of visitors to the Place Project. Events in the Bowery's bandstand will include a Pecha Kucha Night when 12 individuals will showcase their talents in a 20x20 presentation (20 images shown for 20 seconds each), a set by experimental vocalist Wounded Knee, and a Masked Ball with electronic music especially composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist Freemore (previously of The Roughness).
from 5pm Install and Opening Night
8-10pm "Let Them Eat Cake"
The Badger Badger gallery from Carlisle will host a feasting extravaganza!
7.30-9.30pm Pecha Kucha night
12 individuals showcasing their tallents in a 20x20 presentation, 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each (£5/2)Reading Room
from 8pm Free Massage
Sally Adams will be offering a free, somewhat alternative massage in the reading room.
6-11pm The Place Project Party - a Masquerade
Complete with belly dancers, an especially composed music set by Freemore, and many others.... (£5)
6.30-8.30pm "This is not an Anatomical Drawing Class"
book now for your place on Jenny Littlejohn's 'life drawing' class (£4)
9-11pm Wounded Knee
Join Edinburgh's experimental vocalist for some future primitive music. (£3)
7.30-9.30pm Warm Up Jam Session
Bring along your music maker and bash out some pre-gig tunes with Ismael Martinez
9.30-11pm Ghost Bees
7-10pm "As Seen On Screen"
An interactive performance by Tessa Lynch, complete with collaborative sound improv.Lounge
8pm Consort of Voices
Edinburgh's best Capella choir will be working their magic.
Supported by Withered Hand
6.30-8.30pm Edinburgh interdisciplinary Discussion group
Join EID for a beer and a SciArt talkLibrary
8pm Vegetarian Taxidermi Session
Book now, places are donation only but in short supply!Bandstand
9pm Earl Grey and the Loose Leaves (£5)