Gob Squad's Kitchen - You've Never Had It So Good

The Arches in association with Tramway presents

Gob Squad's Kitchen - You've Never Had It So Good

Takes place at Tramway | Part of BEHAVIOUR 2013

Fri 3 May 2013 | 7.30pm (1 hour 40 mins) | Festival pass: £45/35 | Day pass: £18/£12 | £14/£10

See E V E R Y T H I N G with a BEHAVIOUR Festival Pass – £45/£35.

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Gob Squad’s Kitchen from Gob Squad on Vimeo.

It’s 1965 and everything is just about to happen.

Pop, subculture, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights and sex are about to rock the world like never before. Gob Squad take the hand of the King Of Pop himself, Andy Warhol, and take a trip back to the underground cinemas of New York City, back to where it all began.

Gob Squad’s Kitchen takes one of Warhol’s films, Kitchen, as its starting point. Nothing much happens in the original film yet it somehow encapsulates the hedonistic experimental energy of the swinging sixties. Learning lines was considered ‘old fashioned’ so the actors just hang around. Sex, drugs and wild parties are referred to but nothing in particular takes place.

Gob Squad set themselves the task of reconstructing Kitchen and other Warhol films such as Eat, Sleep and Screen Test. How can they get it just right? How do they know if they’re going wrong? How did people dance in 1965? What did they talk about? Had feminism happened? Or was it yet to begin? A quest for the original, the authentic, the here and now, the real me, the real you, the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life.

“This is an absolute gem of a show. It’s a live magic act of sorts, and one of the most enjoyable such feats I’ve ever seen at the theater.“
New York Times

“Gob Squad skip fearlessly along the thin line between fiction and reality… a moving meditation on the nature of self and the unknowability of the past.“


About BEHAVIOUR 2013

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.

View the full listings for BEHAVIOUR 2013.