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Center For Revolutionising

David McDiarmid

Center For Revolutionising

David McDiarmid



Dimensions (cm)

Height: 70
Length: 110
Depth: 70


Plaster, oil paint, pine dowel, glass, 35mm slide viewers, and custom-made table.

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors

About the Artwork

Each of McDiarmid's installations incorporate and repurpose elements of the unique and stunning surroundings of the old Leith Theatre with each element designed to be interacted with. Please note, you are allowed to pick up and inspect each of the elements on display and rearrange them as you see fit, however, the artist asks you to please take care as some of the objects are fragile and the artist also asks that none are removed from the room in which you find them.

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Commissioned for Hidden Door 2017, McDiarmid presented a series of interactive installations consisting of models, paintings and objects, resembling architectural forms and topographies of grandeur.

Thematic/contextual information

The Centre for Revolutionising refers to Robert S. Boynton's book The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project which describes a true-to-scale model replica of downtown Seoul that is reputed to be held within Kim Il-Sung University in Pyongyang. It is said to be used as an architectural tool to help North Korean spies navigate the vastly different society the South has become since the two countries' separation.

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