Dorothy Towers (2022) 

Dorothy Towers is a story of two residential tower blocks in the centre of Birmingham – a mythological site where LGBT+ people have lived decades. The project is a collaboration between local artists and organisations and responds to a collective impetus to celebrate Birmingham’s social histories.

In September 2022, a new film will be screened at Vivid Projects in a purpose-built environment designed by Intervention Architects. A live score, composed and performed by Leo Francisco and Sean Burns, will soundtrack the work. A new text by Owain Harrison has been commissioned to accompany the project.

Dorothy Towers is a project by Sean Burns, funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and supported by Birmingham 2022, Heritage Lottery Funding and Vivid Projects, Birmingham.

Sean Burns, Dorothy Towers: Primer, 2022. Photographs: Eleanor Jones