During a one-day event in March as part of All Sided Games, families and individuals of all ages came together to take part in an event devised by Cristina Lucas. Almost 100 people of all ages took part in a 100-metre race, on a purpose-made track in Holyrood Park. In the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, this was a race with a difference - a race open to all, in which each participant is in competition only with themselves.
Cristina Lucas is a Spanish artist who brings groups of people together to make work that uses the poetic nature of film to explore social and political stereotypes.
All Sided Games set out to find new ways to work with families in their locality, seeking out areas of mutual interest by thinking and acting through the production and presentation of art. Six commissions by Jacob Dahlgren, Mitch Miller, Cristina Lucas, Nils Norman and Assemble, Florrie James and Dennis McNulty brought artists, individuals and groups together in and around venues built or used for the Edinburgh 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games and the Glasgow 2014 Games. The project also explored and expanded on ideas of the local through How Near is Here? a symposium and intensive programme.
This is an archived programme entry.