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In the Ink Dark is an on-going project made of four parts: conversations, podcasts, performances and a collection. You can meet with each part individually or you can experience each in relationship to the other.


We have created a limited edition collection of words and images that trace some parts from the first iteration of In the Ink Dark for the midsummer of 2017.


Amongst the pages you can find the first In the Ink Dark poem, made by Luke from memory and from conversations with people all over Edinburgh and Leith about things they have loved and lost, that he reads aloud at the end of each performance.


It is accompanied by traces of the dance made to honour those handfuls of words, drawn from visual artist Brian Hartley’s work throughout the process and the live performances; along with some musings on memory, cloth, collaboration and composition from Co-Designers Ben Whyman and Shanti Freed and Composer Scott Twynholm; as well as some more rememberings from people who encountered the project in its’ first iteration.Threaded throughout are also the thoughts and words of Guest Poet JL Williams as part of an ongoing conversation with Luke about the relationship between words and movement, poetry and choreography.

Audiences who attended a conversation or performance could collect a copy of this limited edition run of 150 from Central Library - Edinburgh, Leith Library, McDonald Road Library, RBGE Botanic Cottage and the Scottish Poetry Library throughout September 2017.


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