This video excerpt is taken from Catherine Yass's 'High Wire'
A multi-screen film and video installation, High Wire was filmed at the Red Road housing scheme in North Glasgow in 2007. When it was built in the early 1960s, Red Road was the highest social housing in Europe, a triumph of the city planners’ dreams to rebuild the city. Into the void between the planners’ concrete dreams, another kind of dreamer, the French high-wire artist Didier Pasquette, steps out – at first gracefully, then hesitantly, and then he stops.
Find out more: artangel.org.uk/project/high-wire/
Credits courtesy of Catherine Yass
Image: Catherine Yass's Hire Wire (2008).
Photograph: Angie Catlin