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Once | October 7th 2006 - February 25th 2007 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Craig Armstrong & Dalziel+Scullion

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Commissioned by Glasgow Museums on behalf of Glasgow City Council to commemorate the reopening of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 2006, ONCE is a unique collaboration between Glaswegian composer Craig Armstrong and Scottish visual artists Dalziel+Scullion.

Featuring sound and imagery from Glasgow, this promises to not only re-affirm Kelvingrove's place in the hearts of Glaswegians but also to attract new local, national and international audiences.

The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer – Dalziel+Scullion.

A new video work with music by Craig Armstrong remixed by AGF.

Imagine a video camera spinning in space. It passes over Glasgow – what does it see? To celebrate Kelvingrove's reopening Dalziel+Scullion looked at the shortness of human life against the backdrop of the earth spinning in its orbit.

By taking their camera into offices, shops, streets, bars, community centres and parks, and filming beautiful images of people in Scotland's most diverse and vibrant city, they've created a moving portrait of Glasgow and Glaswegians.

Even if you know Glasgow well you may catch a glimpse of somewhere new or unexpected.

Artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion have worked in collaboration since 1993. Their work explores the increasing urbanization of our population and questions how our estrangement from nature will affect our survival.

Memory Takes My Hand – Music by Craig Armstrong, words by Peter Arnott.

A new work performed by the RSNO and recorded for The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer.

Memory Takes My Hand is inspired by Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and its tremendous importance within the local community and worldwide. This new work for chorus and orchestra also uses Kelvingrove's rare Lewis & Co. organ.

German musician AGF remixed the music with Armstrong for use in the exhibition The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer.

For more information visit Kelvingrove's website

Read my review here.

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