Glasgow Social Centre
30 March at 18:30 until 1 April at 17:00
Pearce Institute. 840 Govan Road. Glasgow, G51 3UU
This Weekend the GSC is holding a PoP-UP Event at the pearce institute In Govan.
Friday: Film Showing: Wasteland 6.30pm
“Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.”
“Beautifully captured, this portrait of a very proud and resourceful underclass rightly tugged the heartstrings of everyone who saw it.”
New York Times:
“We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials,” Tião, an impoverished Brazilian catadore, or trash picker, declares to a talk-show host in Lucy Walker’s inspiring documentary “Waste Land.
Saturday: Govan Together,
You are warmly invited to the final event of the Govan Together partnership. Events throughout the day to include:
– Seed Planting
The evening will climax with a reconvening of the Parliament on Doomster Hill at Water Row.
Sunday: Banner Making, Sunday Lunch & “This Space Is Your Space” Discussion
-Banner Making: 11am
Have a cause, a group or campaign you’d like to tell the world about? Get involved in our banner making workshop. Lets all pitch in together! (Paints & Some Materials Available)
-“This Space Is Your Space”: 3pm-5pm
We’re aiming to plan a series of PoP-Up Social Centres throughout 2012, and we’d like to know what you want, bring suggestions for workshops, talks, film screenings, or anything else you’re passionate about.
This Space Is Your Space!