A new moving-image commission

Against the Flow Film Premier- Helen McCrorie

24th MARCH 2018


Perth Playhouse

Perth and Kinross
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A new moving-image commission

Inspired by moving stories of family photographs lost in local floods. How do we preserve our most precious memories and what is really worth keeping? What becomes of personal and local histories in the digital age?

Based on research from Platform 2017, in collaboration with the community of Comrie, local narratives are intertwined with memories of a river in spate and the artist explores the value of archives that are marginalised or overlooked.

In a unique film premiere and live event, Earnsong Community Choir will perform songs about rivers and memories. The Comrie choir will be led by renowned song leaders: folk pioneer Christine Kydd, Georgian song tutor Irene Railley and the choir’s musical director Adelaide Carlow, Dr Sarah Neely, senior professor in media at Stirling University, will be guest speaker at the event.  Book here >>>

The film will also be shown in an exhibition in Comrie library.

This Event is part of the wider Platform 2018 Festival

Platform (24-31 March 2018) is a contemporary art festival celebrating the best of Perth & Kinross’s artists, makers and creative industries.  In this second year, Platform will give you a week of exhibitions, performance, music, talks and workshops to choose from in over 18 venues across Perth & Kinross.

Platform encourages artists and audiences to push their creative boundaries through collaboration, participation and trying something different.