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Art, Life & Earth. THROUGH THE EYES OF A DEAF SNOWBOARDING MUSIC NUT.

ART. In 2010 Edinburgh became the latest city to feature works from public installation heavyweight Anthony Gormley. Famous for his Angel Of  The North piece near the M1, Gormley has been installing works in cities around the country for some time. His Edinburgh work, “6 Times”, is made up of six life size iron figures standing in various points in the city’s scenic river, the Water Of Leith.

For me, it’s about using the Water of Leith as a living bloodstream. I’ve always been very affected by the river because it’s untouched….The idea is to use memory and the present experience of a body in space, in relation to your memory of one that you might have seen earlier – either a few minutes earlier or a few months earlier.” Antony Gormley (The Herald, 14 June 2010

Powderhall by day.

Powderhall by night

Unfortunately the last and most poignant piece of the set, which stares out to sea from the Leith Docks is so far from the nearest viewpoint it’s hard to truly appreciate it.

A most welcome addition to an already beautiful walk through the heart of Edinburgh. Obviously several have been dressed by locals, my favourite outfit being the pink bikini worn by the Stockbridge figure on it’s very first day. Interactive art.

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