Devised in 2014 in response to Glasgow Open House Art Festival, this special event at Harrison’s flat in Glasgow aimed to expose the paradox at the heart of her lifestyle and challenge her actually existing ‘socialism in one person’. Monthly screenings continued in 2016 as part of The Glasgow Effect.
This special screening programme at Harrison’s flat formed part of her and Oliver Braid‘s three projects for Glasgow Open House Art Festival in 2014, along with their two special radio broadcasts – Ellie & Oliver’s Long Distance Relationship.
Inspired by the Transition Town movement, which promotes co-production and communal living as ways to well-being and sustainability, Harrison opened the doors of her now ‘single person household’ for a screening programme of socio-political films. By inviting like-minded people into her hermetically sealed ‘luxury apartment’ to learn about and discuss ways to change the world – she hoped to expose the paradox at the heart of her lifestyle – test the intolerance caused by solo living and challenge her actually existing ‘socialism in one person’.
Monthly screenings continued from May – November 2016 as part of The Glasgow Effect, including two public events:
- 1 May 2016: “This Changes Everything” as part of Radical Home Cinema at the Radical Film Network festival
- 27 September 2016: “Reclaim the Streets” organised by Cinema up collective as part of Scalarama festival