Facing Up to Mackintosh [BBC SCOTLAND] [2010-2014]
FACING UP to MACKINTOSH
feature length documentary for BBC 2
Director & Producer: Louise Lockwood
Editor: Jonathan Seal
Executive Producer: Andrew Lockyer
in collaboration with:
Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design for The Glasgow School of Art is a Glasgow icon and renowned around the world. American architect Steven Holl was given the daunting task of creating a new building to sit opposite Mackintosh's masterpiece.
Filmed over three years, 'Facing up to Mackintosh' charts the design and construction of the new School of Design, now named the Reid Building, and explores how a building can affect the people working in it. The documentary merges traditional 'talking head' interviews with more experimental footage sequences and sound design, asking the question: 'What makes a creative space?' Artistic responses to the demolition and construction process by Glasgow School of Art graduates are interwoven throughout, producing a creative and thoughtful film.
Facing Up To Mackintosh premiered at the GFT at the Art Screen Film Festival on April 13th 2014, and was first shown on BBC 2 at 21:00, 29th April 2014.
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