As part of his GENERATION presence at Kelvingrove, David Sherry has made a new film to be shown on the digital signage screens in the main hall. From the moment he proposed the idea for his film Sherry engaged a range of Glasgow Museum staff, managers, conservators and technicians, in conversations about how he could realise the work.
In seeking permission to make Kelvingrove Film Sherry got to know the staff at Kelvingrove better and was able to experience the museum while it was closed. His ambitions to make a piece of work that turned the museum from a purely exhibition function for the artist to a site of production, alongside the process of negotiation to make that happen, were all part of the work itself.
“All of these factors filtered into the process and the outcome of the piece. Kelvingrove Film is a playful work that related to both performance and sculpture. I think the final piece is a series of reflective moments that draws out our relationship to material, space, representation, history and the elements that make up a walk through a great museum.”
David Sherry 2014
Film duration: 7 minutes 55 seconds