Wed 14 - Sun 18 Mar 2012 | 14th-17th: 6pm - midnight at The Old Hairdressers // 18th: 12.45pm - 1am at The Glue Factory | Free
Buzzcut is a brand new performance festival showcasing outstanding work from across Scotland, the UK and Europe, created in response to the loss of the New Territories festival this year.
Initiated and led by local artists, this is a celebration of all that’s inspiring about Glasgow’s cultural potential and an excellent opportunity to see cutting-edge work from a wide variety of emerging performance makers.
Buzzcut @ The Arches: The Performer Within Us All
A professional development workshop by Richard Layzell
Sat 17th March | 11am-1pm | Free but ticketed – please call 0141 565 1000 for tickets
A workshop exploring the potential ‘place’ of performance in everyone, and how useful it can be to have access to this.
This will be a practical, participatory workshop, demonstrating the many approaches to performance that Richard has experienced, from the almost invisible to the explosive. People with no previous experience, people with experience of related art forms and people who consider themselves shy are all very welcome, and of course people with previous experience. Everyone will talk and try things out, in a supportive, non-threatening environment.
Richard Layzell is a London-based artist whose work in performance, video and installation is recognized internationally, creating work for such varied commissions as Glasgow Museums, Tate Britain, Kettles Yard and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Part of Behaviour 2012, the Arches’ festival of live performance.
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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.”