Tuesday 23 March 2010

Alexandrite - at the Collective by Tessa Lynch

Tessa Lynch | Alexandrite

Performance, Sunday 11 April 2010. Book now.

Tessa Lynch is in residence at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (EICA) at Ratho working on her project Alexandrite, produced by Collective. Alexandrite will commence with a one-off performance at EICA, on Sunday 11 April followed by an exhibition in the gallery from 13 April to 23 May 2010.

Tessa's performance acts out the dual qualities of the diamond Alexandrite, a diamond which shines green in daylight and red in incandescent light, a naturally formed element that has the ability to be two things at once. This idea is explored in various ways throughout the performance and looks specifically at the the duality in the works of the Dada artist Francis Picabia recalling his 1924 ballet, Relâche.

The performance has been devised through a series of workshops run by the artist and attended by the performers. The performers are made up of the EICA audience and Collective's audience who all contributed to the creative process of the work.

Book your place on the bus to the performance, cost £3.50:

Meet at bus, Market St (outside City Art Centre) - 7:00pm
Bus leaves - 7:15pm prompt
Performance begins - 8:00pm
Performance ends - 8:45pm
Bus leaves EICA, Ratho - 9:00pm
Bus drops off at The Wee Red Bar, eca, Lauriston Place.

Book your place on the bus to the performance, cost £3.50. <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103165910871&s=3569&e=001KqCHeISO4ZnBK-45u33sPR6PzzSutGhMGm5ief8XWnH9JjaNJi35tQYAfBOEGBSd2vgXgG0B70RjL-yH2l6_XfoVUhMytXiZHrAv4YQN1jWQVvuV1D2Wxa7hVlWFBweu0zGkd8OAEKk=> Please note, your place will only be confirmed on the bus once you have completed the payment.

Book your place for the performance only, if you have your own transport to EICA, Ratho. <mailto:book@collectivegallery.net> Free.

This event is in association with Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and The Wee Red Bar.

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201