The Arches presents
Sat 3 Mar - Sun 29 Apr 2012 | Festival pass: £39/£29 (book below or call 0141 565 1000)
We are thrilled to welcome back the Arches’ Behaviour festival: eight weeks of essential live performance. Each event has been carefully selected to represent the absolute forefront of arts practice today. Taken cumulatively, the programme provides a snap shot of the most exciting international artists, presented alongside their Scottish counterparts.
This year sees a dramatic expansion of the festival, venturing out of the cavernous depths of the building and across Glasgow. Our off site strand can be found on the streets, in parks, shops and museums. We hope that this will provide interventions in the everyday, allowing us to think of our city and of cities across the world in new, surprising ways.
As ever we have taken advantage of the unique scale of our building and the contrasting spaces within it. You’ll find the intimate and the immense, from whispered installations to riotous dance…
Jackie Wylie, Arches Artistic Director
SEE E V E R Y T H I N G: Get your festival pass for just £39/£29 – an absolute bargain if you’re attending more than two shows at the festival. Book now online, or call 0141 565 1000.
Eilidh MacAskill: Bicycle Boom
Ann Liv Young: Mermaid Show
Gob Squad Arts Collective: Adventures in Remote Lecturing
Martin Messier: Sewing Machine Orchestra
Hole In My Pocket: The universe is very big, you are very small act accordingly
Hannah Jane Walker & Chris Thorpe: The Oh Fuck Moment
Robert Softley: If These Spasms Could Speak
Inbetween Time Productions: Collecting Fireworks
Stef Smith: The Silence Of Bees
Kieran Hurley: BEATS
Torsten Lauschmann: Inconsistent Whisper
Gary Gardiner: Thatcher’s Children
Nassim Soleimanpour: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
Tania El Khoury: Maybe If You Choreograph Me You Will Feel Better
Bryony Kimmings: 7 Day Drunk
Nic Green: Fatherland/Motherland
Mammalian Diving Reflex: Haircuts By Children
We are delighted to be working with a host of partners, both new and established: Glasgow Museums & Kelvin Hall Arena, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of the West of Scotland, University of Glasgow, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Fierce Festival Birmingham, FACT Liverpool, BAC, Traverse Theatre, Counterflows, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Visit Scotland, Garrick Trust, Goethe-Institut & Jury’s Inn.
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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.”