Incredible Distance | Fruitmarket Gallery

Join us at the Fruitmarket Gallery between Tuesday 12 and Saturday 16 February to experience Incredible Distance - a day in the life of the Edinburgh suburb as told through the eyes and ears of the people who live there.

Incredible Distance is an audio-visual installation created by the residents of Wester Hailes in collaboration with musician and workshop leader Emma Smith, composer Suzanne Parry, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Over six weeks of sessions at WHALE Arts the group curated a piece of audio-visual artwork which explores the sonic and visual identity of Wester Hailes, capturing snapshots of daily life through the collection of found sound, imagery, film and original musical composition. Woven into an intricate tapestry of sound and imagery by Suzanne Parry and artist Ewan John, the result is part tone poem, part dreamscape, which loosely reflects 24 hours in the life of Wester Hailes.

Incredible Distance is part of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s three year Wester Hailes Residency, a three year programme of free creative music workshops and performances for people of all ages. Family events and creative projects for adults take place in partnership with WHALE Arts, and the programme includes trips to SCO concerts in the city centre.

Incredible Distance is being displayed at the Fruitmarket Gallery from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 February 2019 during the Creative Connections exhibition.