DCN Mentoring Residency | Sven Werner

Observer Cinema

Observer Cinema

29th January to 8th March 2018, Mon-Sun 10am-5pm.
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

With the suppprt of NHS Lothian's Art & Therapeutic Design programme, the Alt-w LAB is hosting four Ginkgo mentoring residencies this winter. Glasgow-based Sven Werner is a artist and filmmaker who has worked in partnership with the Society of Scottish Artists to create a new installation.

Presented at the Royal Scottish Academy, with an accompanying audio work, Observer Cinema is the story of a man who, to his own surprise, finds he has a peculiar gift: he is able to recognise and inhabit the blind angles of people’s attention so that he becomes to all eyes invisible.

He learns to move past hundreds of people every day while staying entirely unnoticed. He slowly becomes accustomed to inhabiting these hidden spaces and empty folds of daily life, until he decides to abandon his mundane existence to live only under the radar of the public’s attention.

Wilhelm Singer - Collaborating Artist & Performer
David Russon - Co-Writer, Narrator, & Backdrop Design
Graeme Miller - Music
Johanna Flanagan - Textiles & Costume
John Prestwich - Metal & Concrete
Louise McVey - Vocalist
Karen Gordon - Photography

Livia Marin - Ceramics assistance
Lachlan Young - Silver Gelatin advice
Lucas Kao - Dark Room assistance

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Observer Cinema