McKenzie and Daniel O’Dempsey are the first artists to use Edward Summerton’s SAFE HOUSE.  SAFE HOUSE is a unique artwork in the RSA Collection in that it is a two-person tent which RSA Residencies or Scholarship recipients can use to their own ends during their residency. They will be activating its potential during their residency in Orkney in September and October.

Here’s a link to the RSA blog post about SAFE HOUSE’s first expedition:


On Friday 7th June 2019, James Alexander McKenzie performed JET BABY at the historical Heart of Midlothian on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile as part of Embassy Gallery’s Annuale Festival 2019. JET BABY was an energetic and subversive live public performance of poetry with a temporary art installation. Alice Campbell performs musically with McKenzie in passages of the performance and Glen Thomson filmed the performance and created this video documenting it.  

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