FRANCESCA LACEY: LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER

Francesca Lacey: Let's Not Talk About The Weather

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Arches present

Francesca Lacey: Let's Not Talk About The Weather

Part of Into The New 2014

Tue 14 - Wed 15 Jan 2014 | 14th: 8.30pm | 15th: 7.15pm | Duration: 1 hour | Day pass: £5 (call 0141 565 1000 to book)

I’m…

exhausted, indecisive, nauseous, unhappy, down, sad, upset, low, confused, unfocused, in pain, indifferent, self-critical, struggling, managing, brave, weak, scared, isolated, lonely, guilt-ridden, disinterested, lethargic, helpless, hopeless, worthless, empty, too emotional, anxious, tense, slow, irritable, angry, restless, paranoid, frightened, sensitive, tearful, numb, pissed off, frustrated, stressed, miserable, strong, fragile, un-motivated, worried, failing, fighting, giving up, giving in, still going, getting by, lost, detached, messed up, fucked up, drugged up, hopeful, happy, high, better off dead, not right in the head, self-medicated, not myself

…fine.

Let’s Not Talk About The Weather is an enquiry into depression and mental ill health, explored through the experiences, memories and stories of people who suffer from depression.

About Francesca Lacey_____________

Francesca Lacey, a Glasgow based artist, collects fragments of experiences from real life events, editing these together in an attempt to make sense or give meaning to life’s happenings. As a collaborator, Francesca consciously takes on the role of editor, choosing the most influential and personally pungent of experiences however uncomfortable the subject matter might be, piecing these together to express the thoughts we all have, exploring the bizarre edges of conventional life and exposing the hypocrisies of normal communication and relationships.

About Into The New_____________

Into The New is a festival of new work from final year students of the BA Contemporary Performance Practice course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Capturing the ethos of the CPP course, which takes as its basis the artist Joseph Beuys’ claim that ‘civilisation is an art work and everybody is an artist’ by encouraging a socially engaged practice, Into The New 2014 offers three days of work designed to intrigue, challenge, entertain, excite and provoke, created by a group of artists trying to make sense of the complexities of our world by making performance to share with others. Tackling subjects such as masculinity, depression and environmentalism, the work at this year’s festival asks us to consider – what makes us human? What connects us? What divides us? Most of all, it asks us to imagine what a better world might look like, and how we can all use our imagination to find creative solutions to the crises our planet faces.

If we are all ‘artists’, we are all part of finding those solutions – please come down, enjoy the work, and join the artists in the bar afterwards to discuss all this and more…

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