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Deep Time (59 Productions / Edinburgh International Festival in association with The University Of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016

Deep Time Ed2016

Imagine using a castle built on an extinct volcanic plug as a massive projection screen – it happened tonight and it was seriously impressive. Accompanied by recordings from the band Mogwai, the geological history of Edinburgh exploded across the castle and its rock to an awestruck crowd of thousands. The technology was spectacular and the theme appropriate; Edinburgh is where the science of geology began and was formerly host to a Geology Festival. Deep time? Well, yes. Concepts about the meaning of time and the universe were introduced, flitting in 3D across the ancient monument. That made standing around in the cold wind worth it for me – both spectacle and education. Welcome to Edinburgh!

Johnston Terrace, 7 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]