Last night I was at the launch of Alastair Cook's photography exhibition The Land and the Sea at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, in Edinburgh. The exhibition is made up of stunning black and white landscape and seascape photos, mostly of the Caithness and Lothians areas of Scotland and the Northumberland coast in England.
As part of the launch, there was a showing of Alastair's hypnotic film MALIN III with a soundtrack composed by Alastair and cellist Luca Nasciuti, from which the film evolved. Luca performed the soundtrack live at the launch.
There were also showings of three of Alastair's filmpoems with live readings:
Emily Melting a film of a poem by Gerard Rudolf, the poem was read at the launch by Alastair
La Plage a film of a poem by Jane McKie
Adrift a film of a poem from my chapbook Unthinkable Skies
The Land and the Sea - Photographs of the Eastern Seaboard by Alastair Cook
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Entrance free.
30 July - 14 August, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh