Mon 23 - Sun 29 Jul 2012 | Mon 23rd – Thurs 26th July: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm | Sat 28th & Sun 29th July: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm | Mon & Tues £5 | Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun £9/£7 | Call Box Office on 0141 565 1000 to book
Prepare for city-wide disruption as Australia’s notorious tactical media art group pvi collective take over the streets, one game at a time.
Developed on site with a team of local artists, deviator is a darkly playful site-based intervention, blending radically altered versions of children’s games with subtle live performance and turning the audience into unwitting interventionists.
Having installed the deviator app on your smart phone, you will take to the streets for one hour on foot. As deviator players, you are charged with the mission of seeking out hidden audio instructions in the cityscape which encourage you to temporarily transform your city into a playground, encountering en route an elite team of sly mischief makers intent on interrupting the urban fabric…
Are you ready for some serious play?
INFORMATION FOR PARTIPANTS //
The deviator app will be available to download onto your 3g smart phone from www.conflux.co.uk before the performance and activated on arrival at the venue.
If you have a smart phone with the deviator app already downloaded please arrive at the Arches five minutes before the performance begins. If you need to hire a smart phone please arrive at the Arches 20 minutes before the performance begins for your induction. Please note there will be a limited number of phones to hire and identification (a valid passport or driver’s licence) must be provided as a deposit.
deviator is a Conflux commission.
To reserve your ticket please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or call in at 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL. Click here for Box Office opening times.
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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.”