Talk and film projection: Disappearing and [Re]Imagining Glasgow, 15th June 2016, 18:00, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Glasgow-based Chris Leslie will present, in Edinburgh on 15 June at 18:00, his multimedia work concerned with the recent demolition and regeneration of Glasgow´s urban fabric. 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.
Tickets cost £7, with concessions of £5 for students, unwaged, Docomomo members and University of Edinburgh staff.
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