School of GeoSciences

GeoSciences Art Collective

The Place Project @ The Bowery

19th - 26th March 2009

Where: The Bowery, Roxburgh Place:

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).


Thursday 19th

from 5pm            Install and Opening Night

8-10pm              "Let Them Eat Cake"
                          The Badger Badger gallery from Carlisle will host a feasting extravaganza!        

Friday 20th

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.

Saturday 21st

6-11pm              The Place Project Party - a Masquerade
                          Complete with belly dancers, an especially composed music set by Freemore, and many others.... (5)

Sunday 22nd

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)

Monday 23rd

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

Tuesday 24th

7-10pm         "As Seen On Screen"
                     An interactive performance by Tessa Lynch, complete with collaborative sound improv.

8pm              Consort of Voices
                     Edinburgh's best Capella choir will be working their magic.

Wednesday 25th

7.30-11pm   Schwervon
                     Supported by Withered Hand

Thursday 26th

6.30-8.30pm  Edinburgh interdisciplinary Discussion group
                       Join EID for a beer and a SciArt talk

8pm               Vegetarian Taxidermi Session
                      Book now, places are donation only but in short supply!

9pm                Earl Grey and the Loose Leaves (5)