|30th Jul 2020 to 30th Aug 2020|
|Broadcast every Thur 7pm and Sat 11am via Festival website|
|Online Event Edinburgh|
|Event organiser/part of Edinburgh Art Festival|
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Live Broadcast: Each Thursday 7pm & Saturday 11am
Calvin Z. Laing (whose film Calvin & Metro, featured in our 2012 programme) revisits the neighbourhood of his childhood in the suburbs of Edinburgh to present a new online performance Calvin & Jogging, filmed by Jen Martin.
Laing performs live from the suburb of Drylaw, built in the 1950s on land surrounding the historic mansion of Drylaw House, and one of a several new suburbs to be built in Edinburgh in the post-war period. We follow the artist as he revisits the suburban landscapes of his youth, and mixes musings on his personal experience of lockdown with reminiscences of a time before the pandemic. Humorously unpicking the tropes of news reportage and documentary, Laing explores the emotional complexities of lockdown, which has for many resulted in a return to the family home and/or associated memories, as well as the chance to take up new pursuits (which we might long ago have realised were not for us).
In a specially produced trailer with music by Alex Johnston, we glimpse snippets of the idiosyncratic and colourful script, which underpin all of artist’s performances, and which are often exhibited alongside film documentation.
Calvin & Jogging will be broadcast every Thursday at 7pm and every Saturday at 11am on this webpage, from the 30 July – 30 August.
Image: Courtesy of the artist.
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