Alma Mater at Scotland Street School
It’s so vividly produced, you constantly expect to see these persuasive ghosts appear beside you as you walk. ****
− The Herald
Alma Mater at Scotland Street School is a site-specific performance-for-camera tour created for Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School. With an original musical score from John De Simone, cinematography from Anna Chaney and in collaboration with a range of Glasgow-based artists, Alma Mater engages with themes of childhood and the coercive, civilising power of education.
Individual audience members use portable video screens to explore the school and encounter traces of performances past. In its pioneering form, the work makes the encounter with Mackintosh’s architecture come to life, vividly evoking the unseen human dimension of the building.
Alma Mater at Scotland Street School was commissioned by and shown as part of the IETM International Performance Conference in 2010 – www.ietm-glasgow.eu
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