Sunday, 4 July 2010

Exhibition - We Sink Ships: Elements

For those of you who aren't familiar with the wonderful work of We Sink Ships, it's a collaboration between Heidi Kuisma, a Finnish born, Glasgow-based photographer and Neil Milton, a Warsaw based Scottish musician, photographer and record label owner who I featured in an Exposure article a while back on his musical project beneath us, the waves. As well as creating stunning online photo exhibitions they also present We Sink Ships Radio, a series of weekly music podcasts hosted on Radio Magnetic. All round, an incredibly talented pair.

Last night, I received an email from Heidi regarding an event she is organising as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2010. The event will feature a screening of We Sink Ships' short film, Elements and those attending will be treated to music from eagleowl and Conquering Animal Sound, two of my personal favourites. Heidi has summed the event up far better than I ever could so I'll let her explain the rest:

"We Sink Ships is delighted to announce the screening of “We Sink Ships: Elements” short film at Wee Red Bar on 31 July as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2010, Scotland’s largest annual festival of visual art.

The screening will be accompanied by music from beautiful, atmospheric lo-fi folk ensemble eagleowl and Conquering Animal Sound whose unusual song structures and melodic beats and loops create awe-inspiring sounds.

The doors are at 7pm and entry costs £5.

'We Sink Ships: Elements' contains material from cross-disciplined body of work split across five separate exhibitions. Each exhibition is themed around one of the classical medieval elements and contains images created by layering photographs to create surreal, abstract and sometimes ethereal interpretations of the chosen element, a poem written by Rhys Baker from Wild Dogs in Winter and a piece of music written by Neil Milton.

The film is made by Sleepysoul, a Scottish independent filmmaker, using Elements materials together with his own and archive footage creating an evocative film with classical elements and technology at its core."

I'll be doing my best to make it through to Edinburgh at the end of July and I hope you will too. For more on all the artists featured and other information, just follow the links in the above text.

Tickets are priced at £5 and you can buy them here.

You can also find We Sink Ships on Twitter, Myspace, Facebook and Wordpress as well as their podcast on Radio Magnetic.

You can view Heidi's photography on Flickr as well as follow Heidi on Twitter where I'm sure she'll be more than happy to respond to any questions about the event.

As well as a Facebook page, Sleepysoul also has Twitter.

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