Tue 17 - Wed 18 Sep 2013 | 8pm (45 mins) | £8/£6 - or buy a Festival Pass for £32/£26
N.B. The excellent value Arches LIVE Festival Pass (£32/£26) and Day Pass (£18/£12) are available now from the Arches Box Office – call us on 0141 565 1000 or visit in person at 253 Argyle Street to book. Alternatively, you can now book your festival pass online.
Yes? Or, no? Right now that’s the only question that matters. Or so that’s what everyone would have you believe. But what if there is another question to be asked, besides who gets to rule us? What if we asked to rule ourselves?
Sortition will explore freedom, power and control through direct action in a live audience debate. Part manifesto and part forum-theatre, together we’ll learn how to take more control over the decisions that shape our lives.
Sortition is an opportunity to imagine a freedom together. Sortition is an experiment in radical democracy. Sortition is a political action for now.
Festival diary for Tues 17th & Wed 18th Sep**:
Tues 17th: 5.30pm Festival launch (Foyer, all welcome)
6pm-6.10pm Fish & Game/Arches Choir: Songs of Scotland 1 (Foyer)
6pm-6.15pm Opera Breve: One Day… (Derelict Space)
6.30pm-7.20pm Thomas Hobbins: Land’s End (Studio)
7.30pm-7.40pm Fish & Game/Arches Choir: Songs of Scotland 2 (Foyer)
7.30pm-7.45pm Opera Breve: One Day… (Derelict Space)
8pm-8.45pm Adam Scarborough: Sortition (B3)
8pm-8.30pm Deb Jones: Cuff (Practice Room)
9pm-9.10pm Fish & Game/Arches Choir: Songs of Scotland 3 (Foyer)
9pm-9.15pm Opera Breve: One Day… (Derelict Space)
9.30pm-10.15pm Steve Slater: Between Atoms and the Stars (Practice Room)
From 6pm onwards:
**all times are approximate
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”