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Disappearing & [Re]Imagining Glasgow – Talk and films by Chris Leslie
Thu 21 July 2016, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Talk and films about Glasgow's changing urban fabric by BAFTA Scotland Award winner Chris Leslie
The Glasgow film maker Chris Leslie, a Scottish BAFTA Award winner, will show and talk about his work concerned with the recent demolition and regeneration of Glasgow’s urban fabric. Also a photographer and visual artist, he has been documenting his changing city with the award-winning, long-term multimedia project The Glasgow Renaissance, now renamed to Disappearing Glasgow. The project includes the documentary shorts Red Road Underground and Lights Out, about the demolition of the Red Road Flats and Gallowgate Twin Towers respectively.
For Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016, the Glasgow Institute of Architects has commissioned Chris to create a new 15 minute film. (Re)imagining Glasgow looks at Glasgow’s regeneration over the past forty years and the pledges made by the Corporation of the City of Glasgow. The film playfully reworks Oscar Marzaroli’s 1970 film Glasgow 1980 and uses previously unseen footage shot by Marzaroli for an uncompleted follow-up film, Glasgow’s Progress, alongside new footage of Glasgow today. Following its sell out premiere screening in the Glasgow Film Theatre, this will be the first screening of (Re)Imagining Glasgow outside Glasgow.
The talk and film screenings will take place on Thursday, 21 July 2016, from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Hunter Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF.
Docomomo Scotland thanks the Glasgow Institute of Architects for kindly agreeing to the screening of (Re)Imagining Glasgow and the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, University of Edinburgh, for hosting the event.
Image © Chris Leslie