The Earth turned to bring us closer

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    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    title = "The Earth turned to bring us closer",
    author = "Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion",
    note = "A large scale installation at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. One of three projects made in collaboration with the performing arts and which involved making large-scale artworks works for specific spaces. Commissioned by Glasgow Museums to commemorate the reopening of Kelvingrove in 2006. On three of the whitewashed walls of the crypt-like vaulted space of the gallery, the artists placed giant movie screens, on which the viewer was confronted by close-ups of human heads filmed in high-definition video. At such high-quality magnification, all the details that make us who we are, the blemishes, moles and wrinkles, the dyed hair, the lipstick and the make-up, become cruelly evident. These are the faces of the people of Glasgow. Kelvingrove has always been the people's museum, a much-loved core of Glasgow's cultural fabric. The work looks at the shortness of human life set against the backdrop of the earth spinning in its orbit. Dalziel + Sculion converted a telescope motor and engineered this and a large format camera tripod to connect to a high definition video camera, and used the apparatus to capture a cross-section of the community. The resulting 300 video portraits were then edited to form the content of the work. Considerable research was needed to optimise shooting, playback and projection in high definition. It was accompanied by 'Memory Takes My Hand', a specially commissioned piece of music by Glasgow-born composer Craig Armstrong, known for his scores for films including Moulin Rouge and Ray. The composition for chorus and orchestra, was performed live at the Kelvingrove by the RSNO, the London Chorus Choir and solo soprano Catherine Bott. Evidence: DVD containing documentary footage and still images and a portfolio of supporting evidence Commissioned by Glasgow Museums to commemorate the reopening of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 2006 coverage.spatial: Exhibition at Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow , 07/10/2006 - 25/02/2007. dc.format: 3 video projections, 5m x2.81m, video duration 1 hr each dc.type: Artwork Artwork",
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    The Earth turned to bring us closer. Dalziel, Matthew (Author); Scullion, Louise (Author). 2007.

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