Memories are Made of This...

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Schools engagement


Live experimental performance at the University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery. An exploration in sound of the The False Memory Archive, an exhibition by artist Alasdair Hopwood. Including 70 performers from Music in the Community, and Graphic Design at ECA, University of Edinburgh and children from Hermitage Park Primary School. Films by Matthew Kay, with music by Dee Isaacs and performed by dancer, Skye Reynolds. 36 students from the Music in the Community and Graphic Design programmes at ECA have taken part in a workshop at the Talbot Rice Gallery. Led by Dee Isaacs as part of the action research project, Memories are Made of This, the two-hour event engaged 45 pupils, aged 10-12, from Hermitage Park Primary School in Edinburgh in a range of interactive activities exploring the science of memory. Involving song, dance, craft and writing, the workshop also incorporated an illustrated talk by Talbot Rice Assistant Curator, James Clegg, on the work of contemporary artist, Alasdair Hopwood. Hopwood’s False Memory Archive is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at Talbot Rice at which the Hermitage Park and ECA students will be performing musical responses to six of the works on display. Pull out quote from Matthew Kay… “I was really excited to be involved in Memories are Made of This. The collaborative aspect to the project made my approach to filmmaking more lucid… showing how actions can create memory which then stays within physical space”.
PeriodJan 2014Mar 2014
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


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