Adam Benmakhlouf: The Noise of Making Spills Over, 2019

Beacon Tower, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
25 July – 28 September 2019
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Adam Benmakhlouf was commissioned to make The Sound of Making Spills Over, a sound work for ESW’s beacon tower. Their practice mixes painting, writing, print, sculpture, sound and video. The works they produce reveal hints of autobiography, friendship and intimacy, which can be tender, honest and candid.

This work is a collage of field recordings and accumulated audio and music, gathered in a sound poem that reflects the ethos of ESW’s Schools Programme which Benmakhlouf assisted on for two-years. The programme introduces primary school pupils to the ideas and processes of contemporary art, demanding planning, spontaneity and responsiveness to the context and participants.

Benmakhlouf’s work was installed in the beacon tower, an iconic landmark which completes ESW’s open courtyard. Influenced by signalling towers and factory cooling vents, the tower is visible from the heights of the city centre.

Following the exhibition we have made the work available to listen to online here.

Watch an short interview where Adam Benmakhlouf introduces The Noise of Making Spills Over here.

Sculpture Saturdays

Adam Benmakhlouf: Sound Workshop

Saturday 10 & 17 August 2019, 2 – 4pm

Tickets: £5

Sculpture Saturdays are a series of artist-led workshops exploring the themes and processes used in the three artist projects presented at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Adam Benmakhlouf’s soundmaking workshops invite you to make and record noises from objects, the environment and musical instruments (no prior experience needed).

Art Late – Leith

Thursday 15 August 2019, 5.30-10pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 concs)

Organised by Edinburgh Art Festival, this evening begins with an exploration of the exhibitions at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, before continuing on to Travelling Gallery, and finishing with performances at ESW. (Art Late events took place on 1, 8, 15 and 22 August 2019 – see EAF Website).

Find out about our Exhibition Tours and Sculpture Saturdays throughout Edinburgh Art Festival.

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