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
Arts Council England
Tyneside Cinema Gallery