Myriam Thyes: Apotheosis of Glasgow High-rises




 
  • ©2013-2014, Myriam Thyes

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Title:


    Apotheosis of Glasgow High-rises

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Creation Year:


    2013-2014

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    Video

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    6:30 min.

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Artist Statement:


    Conceived as a ceiling projection, the video gazes into te often changing sky of Glasgow: In the city centre, Victorian buildings stand in a grid of streets filled with cars and buses. Towards the periphery, high-rises are dominating the landscape; the tower blocks stand in the never ending noise of the urban motorway M8. Once, these high-rises were ultra-modern and popular, but meanwhile they are old and neglected, partially abandoned, and many of them are being demolished. Some former inhabitants romanticise “their” good high-rises, others don’t want to see them anymore and prefer little family homes. The video ends with an ascension of high-rises: an apotheosis of changing ways of urban life. The video animation quotes and interweaves constructivist and baroque aesthetics.


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