At the turn of the 20th century, Sana Bilgrami’s great-grandfather travelled to Edinburgh from India to study medicine. A hundred years later, coincidentally living in Edinburgh herself, the filmmaker pieces together fragments of memory and archive to invoke a forgotten story of love and sorrow.
Showing until October 2012 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, alongside Verena Jaekel’s ‘A Scottish Family Portrait’ photographic collection, in the ‘Migration Stories: Pakistan’ exhibition.
Part of the ‘Sonic Walk’ project, ‘trans:migration’ is an installation inspired by the poetic writings, life and work of Scottish-born ecological conservationist John Muir. Created by lead artist, Niroshini Thambar
(musician and sound designer), in collaboration with
Sana Bilgrami (film), Anne Binckebanck (photography), Simon Harlow for Silo Design & Build (design and build) and Nik Paget-Tomlinson (sound technician), the installation transforms the interior of a shipping container into a meditative space that celebrates nature. The installation ‘trans:migration’ will be shown at the Edinburgh Mela 2012
and Luminate Festival 2012
1st to 31st October 2012
North Edinburgh Arts Centre
15a Pennywell Court
Edinburgh EH4 4TZ
EVENT: Scottish National Portrait Gallery Insights: Migration Stories
Thursday, 14th June 2012, 6-6.30pm Filmmaker Sana Bilgrami, whose specially commissioned film Fragments of a Love Story
features in the Migration Stories: Pakistan exhibition, discusses her work with Sheila Asante, Migration Stories Curator at the Portrait Gallery. Meet in the Great Hall. Limited places. To book, call 0131 624 6560.