No conflict no irony (I love the whole world)
The making of a 100 meter long banner and
the walk to Salisbury Crags on 17 October 2013
Inspired in part by the opening ceremony for the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, ‘no conflict, no irony (I love the whole world)’, 2013, is a work that considers the common ground of sport and the language of abstraction, and brings participants together through the act of making and walking.From Saturday 12 October until Wednesday 16 October, Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren worked in collaboration with families from across Edinburgh to design and make a 100-metre banner. On Thursday 17 October the banner was walked by collaborators, sportspeople and members of the public, from Meadowbank Sports Centre – host venue of the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games – to Salisbury Crags.