2 Jul 2017

Shannon Te Ao's unique view of Edinburgh

From Standing Room Only, 12:50 pm on 2 July 2017

An historic Edinburgh building is the latest canvas for video artist Shannon Te Ao, who's been commissioned to create the work for the city's Art Festival this month. Shannon, who won the 2016 Walters Art Prize, calls his new multimedia work "With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods".  It explores the physical and emotional depths of love, grief, sickness and healing using, as its starting point, a dance sequence from an old film.  Lynn Freeman asked Shannon if  the commission came with any guidelines.