Exhibition

CATHERINE YASS : HIGH WIRE

17 Sep 2008 – 26 Oct 2008

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Tuesday — Sunday 11:00 — 19:00/ Closed Mondays

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London, United Kingdom

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Ninety metres above the ground, a thin metal wire stretches between three tower blocks in North Glasgow's Red Road. A solitary figure steps off the edge of the building, moving slowly and gracefully, step by silent step, along the wire... A multi-screen film and video installation HIGH WIRE continues Catherine Yass' interest in vertiginous spaces. Architecture, height and scale have been dominant formal themes in her previous work. HIGH WIRE draws on Yass' filmed footage of acclaimed high wire walker Didier Pasquette, and is as much concerned with the isolated physical space inhabited by the walker — in a landscape dominated by the brutalism of the tower blocks — as with remarkable mental and physical transformation. The exhibition also includes a new series of Yass' lightboxes evolved from the project at Red Road.

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