Wed 27 - Sun 31 Mar 2013 | Various times and prices | Pay what you can
//BUZZCUT// returns for its second multi-venue, five day festival of live art and contemporary performance, with a jam packed programme featuring 50 artists from across the UK and beyond. Taking place in multiple venues across Glasgow, the festival operates on a “pay what you can” basis.
This year the festival will be based at Mono between the 27th and 30th March, with performances taking place in the streets, galleries, venues and shops around the Trongate area. The final day, Sunday 31st March, will see the whole festival gather under one roof and take over the vast multiple spaces at the Glue Factory.
The types of performances range from small one-on-one interactions taking place across a table, to large and loud studio performances, specially designed walks through the city and interactive computer games taking place in both the real and virtual realms. The festival aims to support and celebrate artists at all stages in their career who are dedicated to experimenting with the possibilities of what live performance can be.
For full details please visit the //BUZZCUT// website
Kindly supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
“It’s out of this kind of ferment of invention that truly ground-breaking work has a chance to emerge; and it’s a fine thing to see Glasgow’s young performance artists seizing their moment, and making it happen, for themselves.”
Joyce McMillan on Buzzcut 2012
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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.”