A video installation by Myriam Thyes at the media art exhibition SHARE PRIZE - Real Time / Real Space, Piemonte Share Festival, Accademia di Belle Arti Albertina, Turin, Italy, November 2013.
APOTHEOSIS OF GLASGOW HIGH-RISES
2013, HD video, 8:00, color, stereo, for projection at the ceiling.
Gazes into the 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 small family homes. The video ends with an ascension of high-rises. An apotheosis of changing ways of urban life...