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Somewhere In Time – Postliminal (Edinburgh College of Art)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

This exhibition has a very interesting concept, but fails in execution. As a group project, the artists were invited to create works responding to the theme of ‘satellite’. Each work displayed has a corresponding, twinned work somewhere in the world that it’s joined to by an invisible umbilical cord. So far, so good: the exhibition attempts to set up an international, collaborative and communicative dialogue that extends the gallery walls, bringing wider contexts to Edinburgh. However, the obscure, conceptual and ongoing nature of the works does not translate into the static gallery space, and the notion of ‘satellite’ is often treated abstractly. This battle between the project’s intellectual foundation and its realisation will hopefully iron out as it continues to develop.

Edinburgh College of Art: Tent Gallery, 4 – 26 Aug, 10.00am (5.00pm), free, fpp n/a.
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