Some news from Edinburgh Art Festival

A Japanese artist will create a complicated installation using 100,000 chopsticks as part of this summer’s new art extravaganza. This intricate structure is just one of several projects being created as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. The chopstick concoction by Tokyo-based artist Ken Kageyama is being brought to the Edinburgh thanks to the festival’s £15,000 fund for new projects, which it has awarded to six city art organizations.

With the aid of a small army of volunteers, the structure will be put together in the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Over a period of about ten days, the installation will be formed by arranging dyed «waribashi», or chopsticks, into pyramid or triangular shapes, which are then thrown into a space. Work by a young local artist Kate Owens will also be presented at the event. She is gathering more than 1000 bottles of «fizzy pop», which she will position in a window to imitate traditional stained glass.

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