Metropolis is a series of images of modern architecture around the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland which have been enhanced to reflect the industrial past of the city. By adding layers and depth to the images the artist aims to evoke a sense of the future and the past at the same time. The visual inspiration, and title for the series, comes from the silent film Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang in 1927. The film was set in a futuristic urban dystopia with cinematic links to German Expressionism and focused on ownership in a capitalistic society.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lou works with a range of materials to explore storytelling and language. Her pieces reflect strong interests in cinematic representation and classic literature. Much of her work is multi-layered, in meaning and format and she is currently exploring mixed media work to incorporate textiles and recycled materials.