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Stephen Sutcliffe Presents Major New Exhibition Commissioned by Stills in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH.- Stephen Sutcliffe mines cultural history of the last fifty years, pulling out the awkwardness of the archives of culture with a tender heart. Obsessively cutting statements from literature, theatre, film and television, the artist hoards material to re-present it in juddering, cut-up videos that shine with the brightness of glimpsed moments caught unexpectedly on a late night television. Runaway, Success is a major new exhibition commission by Stills, curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, on the occasion of the 2011 Edinburgh Arts Festival. New work by the artist is shown alongside ten of his videos made over the last eight years and, invited by Sutcliffe, a selection of rarely seen, but much referenced, films by the American filmmaker Gary Conklin. This Festival exhibition launches a new Stills exhibition programme strand where artists are commissioned to both make a new work and to invite points of reference i