In Community, film, poetry on December 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm
You may recall that Stefa posted some months ago about our adventures in the streets of Edinburgh with super-talented conceptual textile artist Rocio Jungenfeld. It’s taken a while to update you, but we can now let you see some of the fruits of the collaboration between Rocio and a handful of our talented this collection poets!
Here, Rocio talks with Morgan Downie about the concept of street weaving.
Rocio worked with poets Anna Dickie and Lauren Pope to create weaves of their poems, Same place different view and Southside II and III respectively. The resulting films are below!
Rocio also worked with Morgan Downie and Priscilla Chueng Nainby to create films based on their this collection poems. These will be online very soon!
Want to make a film for us, or find out more about street weaves or Rocio’s work? Email us at film[@]thiscollection.org or check out our Submissions page!
In poetry, Top 100 Poems on February 13, 2009 at 11:21 pm
Title: Southside II & III
Author: Lauren Pope
Allocated postcode: EH9
Southside II & III
Poor unlucky souls.
The first Jewish cemetery in Scotland
has been surrounded by a tenement block.
I hear them weeping in the shade.
headstones lean over to comfort one another.
No one gets in through the padlocked iron-gate
and no one gets out.
This reminds me of something.
Across the street is Adam Fergusson’s house.
The father of modern sociology… daunting.
If you look up… way up,
The plaque reads:
‘Where Burns and Scott met in the Winter 1786-7’
I wonder how many people walk past