Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet 

Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Vanishing Point (film still). Courtesy of the artists.

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Vanishing Point is a performance-based video installation by artist team Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, who have a multidisciplinary, international practice. Their projects use art as a tool of disruption and mediation, to prompt new ecological perspectives in the face of growing environmental crisis.

This three-screen film installation follows a ritualistic sharing of food – a ‘breaking of bread’ between species, at a bespoke table. The triptych is suspended centrally over and in front of the High Altar in the architecturally spectacular St. Mary’s Cathedral.

This work was originally commissioned as a site-specific work for the 2011 Gothenburg Biennial, where local seagulls were considered pests. Newly-sited, the installation questions both Cartesian and Christian interpretations and provides a platform for a series of related public events and discussion of issues raised by the work, with contributions by poets, writers, ecologists and musicians. 

Join us on Saturday 10 August for a panel discussion on Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson’s film installation. Find out more here.


25 July—25 August

Daily, 7.30am—6.30pm 

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St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral
Palmerston Place,
Edinburgh, EH12 5AW