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Emma Ewan

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Performance and accompanying booklet

Venice, 2015

 

An unannounced performance as part of a group event exploring fiction vs reality in a stripped-back, empty church near the Arsenale in Venice.

 

A seven-minute section of the full Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Building Tour was recalled only from memory and recited one year on from the fire that destroyed the building on 23rd May 2014.

 

The performance covered the section of the tour between entering and leaving the Mackintosh library: it detailed the history of the library as well as the objects within it, and pointed out specific features of the room and architecture, none of which could be seen within the bare-walled and cavernous church.

 

An accompanying booklet shows the process of recalling the full script 4 years after first learning it as a tour guide.