Screening: Phil Collins, Baghdad Screentests (2002)
Wednesday 17 January 2018
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Andrew Stewart Cinema
Free - booking required
In his 2002 film Baghdad Screentests, artist Phil Collins borrows the iconic format of Andy Warhol’s screentests – the short, silent films that recorded the stars and superstars who visited Warhol’s Factory in the 1960s – and applies it to ordinary inhabitants of the Iraqi capital. Collins’ empathetic, politically incisive work invites viewers to meet the gaze of 40 individuals filmed less than a year before Baghdad came under attack in Iraq War.
Collins and Warhol scholar Dr Glyn Davis (Edinburgh College of Art) will be present to discuss the work.
This screening accompanies A Synchronology at the Hunterian Art Gallery (27 October 2017 - 28 January 2018), which features Collins’ work, and is a collaboration with The Common Guild.
Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ.
First published: 13 December 2017