Adam Benmakhlouf: The Noise of Making Spills Over, until 28 September 2019

Beacon Tower, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Until 28 September
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Adam Benmakhlouf has been commissioned to make a sound work for ESW’s beacon tower. His practice mixes painting, writing, print, sculpture, sound and video. The works he produces reveal hints of autobiography, friendship and intimacy, which can be tender, honest and candid.

This new work will be 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 has been assisting 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 will be installed in the beacon tower, an iconic landmark which completes ESW’s open courtyard. Influenced by signalling towers and factory cooling vents, the beacon tower is visible from the heights of the city centre.

Watch an short interview with Adam Benmakhlouf  here.

Sculpture Saturdays

Adam Benmakhlouf: Sound Workshop

Saturday 10 & 17 August, 2 – 4pm

Tickets: £5, book online booking

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, 5.30-10pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 concs), book online booking through EAF website

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 are taking place on 1, 8, 15 and 22 August – see EAF Website).

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

Image: Adam Benmakhlouf, Drawing produced during 78 Paintings, tarot workshops, 2018, courtesy of the artist.

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