Peter Smart: {Front End/Back End}

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Arches present

Peter Smart: {Front End/Back End}

Part of Into The New 2015

Tue 13 Jan 2015 | Tue 13 Jan, 8pm & Wed 14 Jan, 7pm | Festival Pass: £16 | Day Pass: £5 (call 0141 565 1000 to book) | 16+

{Front End/Back End} is an attempt to establish a performed relationship between a finished artwork and the creative process which an artist will often keep from an audience.

{Front End/Back End} presents its creative machinery as an aspect of the performance work in the hope that unifying these two aspects will lead to a more open performance.

{Front/Back} is a term usually associated with website design, referring to the visual front of a web page and the back which is made up of code.

{Front End/Back End} is an investigation into the impact of this model on performance making.

Peter Smart is a young UK based artist with interests in performance research, publishing performance and open access. Recently he has worked with Richard Dedomenici (London) and Lucky Pierre (Chicago). He believes that art should be discursive and its discourse should be artistic, and that performance is placed in a unique position in that it can articulate an idea through its live demonstration.

About Into The New 2015 | a festival of new work from final year students of the BA Contemporary Performance Practice course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

As we open the Pandora’s box of Into The New this year, we can be sure that the work of this group of graduating students will raise some ‘impertinent questions’. Their performances seek to offer intellect and challenge, hope and humour, bravery and commitment.

Your role, as audience is to ‘domesticate’ their ideas, to deal with them and perhaps to explain them, to yourselves, and to each other. With that we wish you luck, as the class of 2015 may refuse to be tamed!

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