About the project

High Wire
Catherine Yass
(original screenings April - October 2008)

A crowd of residents look up at the tiny figure high above them. A panoramic view of the city, almost entirely rebuilt in the last 50 years, reaches all around.

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...

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