Into The New 2013
Mon 14 - Tue 15 Jan 2013 | 6.30pm-9.30pm (durational performance) | Day Pass: £7/£5 (call 0141 565 1000 to book)
You know what it feels like, don’t you?
Every part seems to dissipate and fracture,
You feel hollow and heavy and tight and
You numb yourself to try and forget.
But your body remembers.
Your skin still remembers.
Parts of them linger,
And you try but it becomes a struggle to
What you were like before.
As a child I would roll around in the mud. I climbed trees, ran as fast as I could and I wasn’t afraid of falling. I feel the earth move, I feel the tumbling down is an investigation into the relationships we have with our surroundings, and if our current pace and place of life has had an effect on our ability to connect with the spaces we inhabit.
Amy McLachlan Sayer is a Glasgow-based live artist who was raised amidst elds and foxes. Her arts practice looks into how our pasts echo our presents and futures, our relationship to the ancient, and how we still haven’t learnt. She has worked in collaboration with a variety of artists, including Nic Green, Fish and Game, Untitled Projects, Glas(s) Performance, Janice Parker, Stephen Skrynka for GDIY, and Dan Monks as part of the Merchant City Festival.
Day passes are available for £7/£5 – please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 to reserve your shows. See the full Into The New programme here.
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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.”