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Layla Curtis : Heatscapes

Each year Great North Run Culture works with an artist to create a moving image art piece inspired by the Morrisons Great North Run. Artist Layla Curtis has created a series of short films which will be exhibited as a multi-screen installation at The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema from 10 September. The films, which were almost 12 months in the making, were filmed entirely using a thermal imaging camera.

This series of short films, entitled Heatscapes, pays specific attention to the heat of the runners as they move through the route of the run and the heat they transfer to the landscape leaving temporary, invisible imprints across the 13.1 mile route. Travel and movement are frequently at the heart of Layla’s work, in which she looks at how space and the city can be re-claimed or re-imagined. We recommend this installation for an entirely different perspective on the world’s largest half marathon.

Don't miss: Layla Curtis in Conversation with Andrew Brown, Wednesday 23 September, 6:30pm-8:00pm, The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema. Find out more.

Funders and partners

Supported by:
Arts Council England
Tyneside Cinema Gallery


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MIC Screenings

The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema

Thursday 10 September - Sunday 4 October 2015, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm

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Layla Curtis in Conversation with Andrew Brown

The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema

Wednesday 23 September, 6:30pm-8pm

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