Performed by Jack MacMillan
Subtitles in English are available for this work
Short/Long : Long/Short looks at the relationship between my friend and I over the past months and our engagement with long excursions as a means of connecting with, and providing support for, each other during a turbulent time.
This durational performance aims to interrogate what these journeys have been able to achieve; not just the inherent achievement that comes with completing a long task, but how undertaking these journeys has facilitated communication and support at a time in our lives when we feel uncertain and in need of guidance.
This piece is a reaction to locking down and the stagnancy of imposed restriction. Short/Long : Long/Short explores how we have used movement as a means to combat feelings of being stuck geographically, emotionally and creatively.
We will be undertaking a long excursion over the course of 10 days within the Edinburgh City area. Within a 5 mile radius, We will walk the 100 mile distance that we had originally planned to travel, which was between the east and the west coast of Scotland. The work features footage of this journey alongside a durational performance re-tracing this distance travelled solo.
This performance and film is viewable online only. You will receive a viewing link once you have booked a ticket. Click the link at the scheduled time and date of the event to view the video stream. The performance and film will then be available for four days after the launch stream.
Approximate running time: 30mins, plus durational elements available throughout the festival.
Jack MacMillan is an artist based in Glasgow. Originally from Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, Jack has been working as an artist in Glasgow for the past six years. Jack is co-host of Poetry at Inn Deep on Great Western Road and part of the team at Speculative Books publishing house. Jack has performed all over the UK at different festivals including Belladrum, Nozstock, Kelburn Garden Party, Hidden Door, Uni Slam and Last Word at the Roundhouse. Jack has facilitated within a range of different social contexts including: primary and secondary schools, RCS Short Courses and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.