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a pool of water

My last day in Glasgow, of this visit, where I have been lighting the teaching pool room of a recently derelict WW1 period public bath house in the city’s south side – structuring the light within its tiled walls, using only the skylight openings and internal fixtures provided by its existing architecture. The pool hosts Lifeguard, an intimate devised work by Adrian Howells for the National Theatre of Scotland, made and located within the contested site of the Govanhill Baths, now in the hands of a voluntary trust of locals, who continue to work for its renovation and redevelopment. Our reinstatement of the teaching pool has – amongst other things – resulted in the pool being full of water, and publicly used, for the first time in eleven years…

 

Govanhill teaching pool