One part last-chance love poem and one part idiosyncratic philosophy of expectation, Oliver Braid’s Christmas Window for Collective provides the grand finale to his ‘I’ll Look Forward To It’ project, a multi-stranded investigation into expectation which was his contribution to the New Work Scotland Programme 2011. So far the investigation has taken the form of a 10,000 word essay, a downloadable Skype conversation, a sound piece, a group exhibition selected by a panel of experts in art and psychology and an evening of live music. Throughout this project Oliver has worked with a wide variety of other artists, musicians, academics and friends. The Christmas window is no exception and will include creative contributions from Mable Cable, Amanda Dobbratz, Tom Harrup, Alice Maplesden and Kate Moross. With hydraulically powered sculptures, large scale collages, vibrant animations and delicately decorative ceramics Oliver will transform the two main gallery windows into humongous blinking eyes with a special, positive, festive message to share with all visitors to Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. Until 12th January 2012. // www.collectivegallery.net // www.mablecable.com // www.ironbbratz.co.uk // www.tomharrup.com // www.alicemaplesden.co.uk // www.katemoross.com // Originally commissioned by Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, as part of New Work Scotland Programme 2011.