The Arches & Behaviour 2015 presents
Wed 8 - Thu 9 Apr 2015 | 7.30pm (110 mins) | £15/£10 (Behaviour Festival Pass: £60/£53)
By exploring the internet’s remote darkness, Gob Squad have brought back a tiny satellite, a fairly unspectacular unwatched video of an anonymous living room, of a family gathering somewhere at the edge of the western world. There’s a party going on. A room full of people. Family, friends and strangers are all being held together by a karaoke machine: alone together and together alone.
Western Society is a portrait of civilisation in the 21st century, allowing us to peep into the living room of an unknown family, and recognise ourselves.
“absolutely fascinating… The show has an irresistible magic and is quite simply a barrel load of fun.”
“ingeniously put together, extremely funny, entertaining, crazy and with a charming whiff of anarchy in the air.”
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Get your BEHAVIOUR 2015 Festival pass!
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.”