Calum Stirling

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The Double Diamond
Film: Walls of Light Commission

Commissioned by CCA to mark the beginning of Glasgow's tenure as host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the six films by six artists explore the ways in which artists can respond to sport in its broadest sense, as well as the social and cultural impact of the Games on the city and its people.

Working with the book Besoin de VĂ©lo by French writer Paul Fournel, Double Diamond takes us through the physical and philosophical landscape of a cyclist using voiceover, idiosyncratic filming and cycle sound recording techniques against the backdrop of the Scottish landscape to transport us into a cycling world both familiar and unfamiliar. Filmed across Scotland from Dumfries to Sutherland the video includes passages of fact, illusion and speculation referring en route to Scotland's long association with the bicycle, from Kirkpatrick Macmillan to Robert Millar, Graham Obree and Chris Hoy.

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