The Arches & Behaviour 2015 present
Wed 6 - Thu 7 May 2015 | 7pm (120 mins) | £15/£10 (Behaviour Festival Pass: £60/£53) (+£1.50 online-only TF) | 18+
Your phone knows where you are.
Google knows what you think.
Facebook knows who you are.
And PRISM knows everything.
The Arches is thrilled- and not a little bit nervous- to present the UK premiere of Chris Kondek (The Wooster Group) and Christiane Kühl’s latest work.
Anonymous P.- part performance, part installation- is a mash-up of intelligence agency practices, their affiliations with big business and our own willingness to broadcast intimate personal details online. The idea that our private lives are private really is the most wonderful fiction.
This spectacular theatrical experiment takes place away from the safety of the Studio Theatre and out in the main arch spaces, where the stage isn’t set until you and your smartphone arrive.
Your data is the star. During the show it will be interrogated, LIVE, by a team of performers and hackers- including regular Forced Entertainment collaborator Phil Hayes- and, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we’ll be taking network analysis to a whole new level.
New times call for new heroes.
Where once Prometheus stole the fire from the gods and gifted it to the people so that they might then liberate themselves, Anonymous P. steals data from the powers that be.
Their gift to us can be only one: Anonymity. Darkness is the new light.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s log in…
This performance was made possible by our work with The Goethe Institut and Prohelvetia, who brought The Institute of Political Murder’s Hate Radio to BEHAVIOUR 2014.
Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur
Supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow.
Performance: Phil Hayes, Chris Kondek, Christiane Kühl
Programming and Performance: Nathan Andrew Fain, delete.us.com
Stage & Costume: Sonja Füsti
Music: Hannes Strobl
Video: Matthias Gubler [bildstörung]
Lighting: Ursula Degen / Marc Zeuske
Production Management: Hannah Pfurtscheller
Production Assistant: Julia Znjo
Stage & Costume Assistance: Petra Kenneth, Katharina Meier
Tour Management: doublelucky productions
Download the Anonymous P programme! Available here until Friday 8 May.
Why not make a night of it?
Please enter at 253 Argyle Street.
All Behaviour shows are 18 and over unless by prior arrangement. Please call Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or email@example.com if you are under 18 and would like to attend.
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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.”