The Arches and National Theatre of Scotland present
Thu 25 - Sat 27 Apr 2013 | 7pm (55 mins) | 5.30pm on Sat 27th | £8/£6 - or buy a Festival Pass for £45/£35
See E V E R Y T H I N G with a BEHAVIOUR Festival Pass (£45/£35) or make an evening of it with a BEHAVIOUR Day Pass (£18/£12 – see day schedule below).
These are not available to book online – please call 0141 565 1000 or call in at Box Office.
It’s all about weight.
It’s all about wait.
Stemming from research into the subject of landmines and conversations with landmine survivors and deminers on a recent journey through Cambodia (one of the world’s most heavily mined countries), Pink Mist takes its time. Gradual creeping time. The kind of time it would take to slowly demine a strip of land one metre wide and ten metres long, crouched down, piercing the ground with a pointed metal probe at an angle of thirty degrees to a minimum depth of fifteen centimetres, when you can only move forward in maximum increments of three centimetres at a time.
In collaboration with sound artist Zoe Irvine and under the mentorship of Richard Layzell and Mish Weaver, this new work-in-progress from Claire Cunningham creates an environment that pulls our gaze to the ground and looks at the voids these objects leave– in time, in bodies, in the land and in our own certainty.
Pink Mist: an unofficial military term used to refer to the state a person ‘becomes’ after triggering a landmine or other unexploded ordinance…
“feisty, innovative, radical and witty … this is strong visionary work”
***** Herald on ME (Mobile/Evolution)
Part of the Auteurs Project.
Thurs 25th & Fri 26th April
Sat 27th April
BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.
The Auteurs Project, a collaboration between the Arches and the National Theatre of Scotland, has seen 5 Scottish theatre makers – Rob Drummond, Gary McNair, Kieran Hurley, Nic Green and Claire Cunningham – embark on a two year development programme, including international research residencies, writing and thinking retreats, performance training, creative exchanges with other practitioners, placements and mentorships. The resulting works-in-progress are being performed for the first time as part of BEHAVIOUR. More info.
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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.”