Screening: Phil Collins, Baghdad Screentests (2002)

Screening: Phil Collins, Baghdad Screentests (2002)

Issued: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT

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.

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Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ.


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