Between January 2013 and July 2014 Pidgin Perfect will carry out a series of temporary live projects to engage the public with stalled spaces in an effort to get them thinking differently about how these spaces could be used in the future.
For the first of these live projects, Pidgin Perfect collaborated with Glasgow Youth Film Festival and Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) to produce an interactive screening of ‘Girl Walk // All Day’, as part of the 2013 programme. This special collaboration culminated in an outdoor screening of the 90 minute music video, set in New York, which took place on a very wet and cold evening in February.
Pidgin Perfect worked with the GYFF Youth Team and three dance organisations based in Glasgow to produce the ‘Temporary Cinema Event’ on the embankment of the River Clyde. The dance organisation Dance House collaborated to organise a flash mob ‘Dance Walk’ which danced its way through the city from the Glasgow Film Theatre to the pop up cinema site gathering a public audience along the way. They also worked closely with DanceHQ and 1 Blud Crew to choreograph an interactive dance routine which accompanied the energy in Girl Walk // All Day and encouraged audience participation.
The dramatic transformation of the redundant and grey stalled space site into an inspiring and engaging performance theatre for one night only brought a new energy and audience to the site, changing the public perception of the purpose and potential uses of the site.
- Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow Youth Film Festival
- Stalled Spaces Initiative, Glasgow City Council