Night Walk For Edinburgh

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About this app

Download one of the biggest hits of last year’s Edinburgh International Festival – Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s Night Walk for Edinburgh on your own device. The experience is reimagined for our times, remaining in line with social distancing regulations, whilst enabling you to immerse yourself in the surreal world of Cardiff and Miller.

An image of the street comes up on your screen. It’s like you are watching a video shot in the same time and space you are standing in. A figure walks past on the video as another passes by in the real world, the two realities aligning. The sounds from the headphones are startlingly real and three-dimensional, further merging the two worlds in front of you.

A woman close behind you says: so here I am in Edinburgh… As you listen, she begins to tell you where you are – you should be at the bottom of Advocate’s Close, looking out at Cockburn Street with your back to the steps… – and what you should do – now let’s turn around… and go up the stairs.

Following Janet Cardiff’s voice and walking in her footsteps, as you participate in Night Walk for Edinburgh you will be led through the backstreets of Edinburgh’s Old Town, unravelling a disjointed tale – part game-playing, part surrealistic poetry, perhaps even a murder mystery – layered with history, invention and memories.

One of the biggest hits of last year’s Edinburgh International Festival, Cardiff and Miller’s Night Walk for Edinburgh is now a permanent part of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s collection.
Updated on
Sep 2, 2020

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