Myriam Lefkowitz / Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh)


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Myriam Lefkowitz, 'Walk, Hands, Eyes (Hannover)', Festival Theaterformen 2017. Photo: Moritz Kuester.

Artist Myriam Lefkowitz’s project 'Walk, Hands, Eyes' examines the relationship formed between a city and its inhabitants. Over the course of an hour’s silent walk through a city, a participant and a guide form an immersive relationship with their surroundings through the simple acts of walking, seeing, and touching. Conducted in silence, a performer guides a ‘viewer’ along a specific trajectory while asking them to keep their eyes closed, opening them only on command. Radically enhancing one's senses, the performance redistributes one’s usual perception of the city to the entirety of the body. 'Walk, Hands, Eyes' offers audiences the chance to see Edinburgh from a new perspective and for both guides and participants alike 'Walk, Hands, Eyes' offers the opportunity for a unique, intimate experience that is rarely experienced in daily life.

'Walk, hands, Eyes (a City)' is an ongoing exploration devised by Myriam Lefkowitz, having been performed around the world, the project is never the same. Myriam Lefkowitz's off-site project 'Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh)' is funded by Creative Scotland and coincides with 'The Extended Mind' exhibition on view at Talbot Rice Gallery. 



Saturday 2 November
1pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm


Throughout November
Tuesday – Saturday
11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm



  • Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh) will take approximately 45-60 minutes.
  • This is a one-to-one silent walk with a performer through the streets of Edinburgh and the route may include staircases, steep hills and uneven surfaces.
  • We recommend comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.
  • Participants must be 18 years or over.

(December – February bookings will be available in due course). 



Myriam Lefkowitz (b. 1980, Paris, France. Lives in Paris, France) has completed a Master in History at Paris-Sorbonne University and studied dance in New York, mainly with the choreographer-dancer Lisa Nelson. Since 2010 her research has been focused on questions of attention and perception, research that she is developing through different immersive devices involving direct encounter between spectators and performers. Lefkowitz’ work has been presented at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2018); Situations, Bristol (2017); Public Art Agency, Stockholm (2016); oO, The Lithuanian & Cypriot Pavilion, 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennial (2013); and The Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius (2013). In 2011 she took part in the master of experimentation in Art and Politics, SPEAP, Science Po Paris, founded by Bruno Latour.



Exhibition Guide

Myriam Lefkowitz's off-site project 'Walk, Hands, Eyes (Edinburgh)' coincides with 'The Extended Mind' exhibition on view at Talbot Rice Gallery. The Exhibition Guide includes contributions from Tessa Giblin, Director of Talbot Rice Gallery; James Clegg, Assistant Curator; Dr. Miranda Anderson, Anniversary Research Fellowship at Stirling and Honourary Fellow, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh and Professor Michael Wheeler, Philosophy, University of Stirling.

The Exhibition Guide will be available following the exhibition opening.

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