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 little family homes. The video ends with an ascension of high-rises: an apotheosis of changing ways of urban life. The video animation quotes and interweaves constructivist and baroque aesthetics.
(Due to the web construction works, partly transitional links to the archive of Myriam Thyes.)