Cryptic: Below the Blanket – Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Below the Blanket, image Neil Jarvie
Below the Blanket, image Neil Jarvie

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Until 25th August, closed Tuesday

Below the Blanket is Cryptic‘s major large-scale event at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, featuring new sonic and light sculptures, soundscapes and visual, sonic and kinetic installations. Created in residence at the RSPB’s research centre at Forsinard, in the heart of Flow Country, works by visual artist and composer Kathy Hinde, composer Luci Holland, visual artists Heather Lander and Hannah Imlach and sound designer Matthew Olden, have been installed amongst the flora and pathways of the garden, with a new choral work from the award-winning Dunedin Consort, composed by Malcolm Lindsay.

Scotland’s vast Flow Country is the world’s largest single expanse of blanket bog and a crucial part of the fight against climate change. The event forms part of Peatland Partnership’s Flows to the Future Project (led by RSPB Scotland).

Cryptic is celebrating 25 years of ‘ravishing the senses’, and  Below the Blanket comes under the creative direction of its Founder & Artistic Director, Cathie Boyd.

East Gate
Inverleith Row
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

[Image: Neil Jarvie]

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