Ingleby Gallery and EIFF present a new silent black and white film by artist David Austen set in the magical interior of The Burns Monument, one of Edinburgh’s architectural gems.
As a contemporary piece of film referencing classical myth, The Gorgon’s Dream found it’s natural home for the EIFF in one of Edinburgh’s historic monuments. Built in 1831 to house a statue of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns, the Burns Monument is based on the Choragic Monument, built to commemorate dramatic performances in ancient Athens. Overlooking Edinburgh’s Old Town and Arthur’s Seat, this dramatic location is the ideal setting to experience this fragment of myth and to discover a time and space where tender darkness reigns.
An artist’s book published by LemonMelon and poster will accompany the film.