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dc.contributor.authorWarden, Claire
dc.coverage.spatial8en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-29T16:19:15Z
dc.date.available2014-10-29T16:19:15Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-13
dc.identifier.citationWarden, C. (2014). Home: the celebratory opening of the Kelpies at Helix Park, Falkirk. Scottish Journal of Performance, 1(2), pp. 9–16.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2054-1961en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/5588
dc.description.abstractAt the heart of Falkirk’s new Helix park, a reinvented green space to the west of Grangemouth oil refinery, stand two thirty-metre high statues. They are horses’ (Kelpies’) heads, the first bowed in a submissive, calm gesture, the second with muzzle pointed to the sky. Sculptor Andy Scott created these majestic pieces of public art as a tribute to the working horses of Scotland’s industrial heritage. They opened in April 2014 with a spectacular event orchestrated by Uz Arts who commissioned pyrotechnic and lighting specialists Groupe F. The performance breathed a sense of dynamism into the sculptures leading to a series of questions about the complexion of the palimpsestic Scottish landscape, the intertwining of urban industrial and wild, untamed nature, and the relationship between Scotland’s past and future, a vital enquiry in this year of referendum. This review aims to address these questions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Royal Conservatoire of Scotlanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofScottish Journal of Performanceen_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPublic arten_US
dc.subjectGroupe Fen_US
dc.subjectUz Artsen_US
dc.subjectLandscapeen_US
dc.subjectSite specific performanceen_US
dc.subject.lccPN1576en_US
dc.subject.lcshPerforming arts--Researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshPerforming arts--Research--Scotlanden_US
dc.titleHome: the celebratory opening of the Kelpies at Helix Park, Falkirken_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.14439/sjop.2014.0102.02en


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