The City is the Film from Katri Walker on Vimeo.
Photo Credit: Katri Walker
Almost everything comes to us through some media prism, which, in turn, colours not just our view of this life, but our own self-definition. 'The City is the Film' takes its title from a line in 'A City', a poem by the late Edwin Morgan, and uses it to build an intimate, collaged portrait of Glasgow and its diverse inhabitants. Each individual is from, descended from or has lived in one of the 71 countries or territories that will compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. By asking each individual to choose the context in which they were filmed reciting 'A City', the work presents an alternative view of a city as locations move between public places and private spaces. As each voice transforms the words of the poem, each individual takes ownership of the place they now call home while simultaneously questioning the ability of film itself to convey the truth of a place.
Film & video