Performance and Installation – Tramway, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, 2012.
A Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art commission produced in association with the National Theatre of Scotland and supported by a Creative Scotland Vital Spark award.
Combining elements of visual art installation and promenade theatre, this project centred on a unique approach to the role of film in a live event and its future representation.
During the opening weekend of the GI festival, a series of ticketed performances were staged at Tramway during which the audience were invited to witness the making of a film. Free to move around the space and the various sets constructed within it, the audience were presented with a series of scenes that were being filmed by a full crew. The audience were caught on camera during the filming becoming 'extras' in the film, both watching and participating in its creation.
The film sets then remained in in situ throughout the Festival as an installation which included rushes from the filming presented on monitors by the sets on which they were shot. Visitors were invited to engage with this installation as they would in a gallery.
Footage recorded during these performances was then made into The Making of Us film to be screened in cinemas. The film had its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013.