In Summer 2021, artist Jimmy Cauty brought ESTATE to Edinburgh.
Cauty’s dystopian model village built in the back of a shipping container was offloaded for a month long residency in a car park next to North Edinburgh Arts in the Muirhouse area of the city.
This was hosted by hastily thrown together ad hoc collective The Society of Spectacles
During its time in Edinburgh, a total of 701 viewers visited ESTATE.
One viewer described their experience of ESTATE as the ‘Best 10 minutes of 2021'.
This website features archive material from ESTATE’s Edinburgh hosts as well as first hand accounts in words and pictures from some of those who visited.
The site is intended as a scrapbook of a time and a place, both for those who visited and those who couldn't attend.
For those who did miss out, to replicate the experience of ESTATE, scroll, click and peruse for no longer than six minutes, playing the trailer on repeat in a confined smoke-filled space.
It will not self-destruct. Probably.
SPECTACLE was the programme compiled for ESTATE Edinburgh, and features an interview with Jimmy Cauty, new writing by Laura Hird, Neil Cooper and Gordon Legge, and art by Alex Allan.
SPECTACLE was co-published with Show and Tell Editions.
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Untitled by Laura Hird
Laura Hird’s interactive story for SPECTACLE is presented here in its Powerpoint format as it was originally meant to be viewed. Powerpoint compatible software is required, so now is probably as good a time as any to upgrade your tech.