High Wire by Catherine Yass is included in Falling Away, a retrospective of the artist's film works, at Ambika P3. The work follows the French high-wire artist Dider Pasquette, who was invited by Yass to walk a wire strung between two towers on the Red Road Estate in Glasgow, once the highest social housing blocks in Europe.
Falling Away is co-curated by film-maker and Ambika P3 curator Michael Mazière and Davide Deriu, Reader in Architectural History & Theory at the University of Westminster. The exhibition is informed by Deriu’s research into vertigo in the city.
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 18:00
Free admission. More information on accessing Ambika P3 is available via their website.
Catherine Yass is one of the most innovative artists working with film and photography today. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 and has recently exhibited her work in the USA, Spain, the Netherlands and Japan.
Her short films generate startling new perspectives on the urban environment, capturing familiar sights from highly unusual vantage points. Presented upside down,Descent (2002) was filmed from a massive construction site at London’s Canary Wharf, the camera lowered from a crane through the morning mist. Flight (2002) was made from a remote-controlled helicopter circling the BBC Television Centre in London. In her recent film Lock (2006), Yass filmed the Three Gorges Dam on China's Yangtze River.
High Wire is part of The Artangel Collection. Since its initial presentation in 2008, High Wire has been re-presented several times, including installations at the Whitworth in Manchester in 2011, at Tate Britain throughout 2012, and at Berwick Visual Arts in 2013.