DOK Artist Space, Leith Docks, Edinburgh
July 27 - August 4, 2016
Situated on a triangular bit of lawn behind a car park in the Port of Leith, and in two shipping containers placed thereon, the installation takes on the challenge of inhabiting this 'empty space' by mythologising its shipbuilding past.
Structures and rag rugs by: Petter Yxell
Tripod sculptures by: Baha Görkem Yalim
CLS timber, debris netting, rag rugs woven from debris netting. Dimensions variable.
One hand on the wall. I can feel wet lichen against my palm and small streams of water between my fingers. Rough cold surfaces interrupted now and then by a finer, abrasive strip of mortar. For each tentative step the hand steals forward a foot or two. I never let the fingertips lose contact with the stone. The wall is my mooring. The rest is a pitch-black void, and my footfalls set off desolate rattling echoes as they push pebbles aside.