Fri 10 Oct 2014 | From 6pm | FREE
BOOM! BANG! SPLAT! CRUNCH!
A city of cardboard and glue and glitter! A city of every building you hate! A city that you can destroy!
This is a participatory installation jumping-up-and-down sparkleshow about anger and urban planning. Together we will build the worst city in the world and ritually destroy it as though we were children again. Maybe we are. In the face of sprawling regeneration, stunt architecture, entertainment megacomplexes and luxury housing, we will howl our loss through a plasticine pummelling and build a new city in a scream.
CRUNCH! SPLAT! BANG! BOOM!
Back to Arches LIVE 2014
FULL PROGRAMME FOR FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER
From 5pm FMIN: Privates (every 30mins, last slot 8.30pm) [B2]
From 6pm Harry Giles: Smashy, Smashy [Foyer]
6pm-6.50pm Creative Electric: Hey, I’m Alive! [Arch 6]
6pm-7pm Emilia Weber & Claire Healy: They Carved A Space [Practice Room]
6.10pm-6.40pm, 7.15pm-7.45pm, 8.50pm-9.20pm Mona Bozdog: Lost In Transition [B3]
7.15pm-8.15pm FK Alexander: RECOVERY [Playroom]
8.40pm-9.40pm Thomas Hobbins: Max Powers Says… [Practice Room]
8.40pm-9.40pm Amy Conway: 30:60:80 [Studio]
9.40pm Harry Giles: Smashy, Smashy – Final Moment [Foyer]
Tickets on sale Monday 8 September
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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.”