The Arches & Behaviour 2015 present
Tue 5 - Sat 9 May 2015 | 11am - 7pm Daily | Free | Suitable for all ages
“In today’s world we don’t have physical pain anymore, but at the same time we seem to have lost the pleasure of living.”
Human beings in contemporary society have much in common with hamsters living in cages. Closed off from nature, stuffing our cheeks with food that we buy without difficulty from supermarkets… Like a hamster running on a wheel, we repeat the same routines day in, day out.
For BEHAVIOUR 2015, Japanese contemporary artist Sako Kojima makes herself at home in a scaled-up hamster cage for eight hours a day, chewing on sunflower seeds and paper.
You are invited to observe her in this unnatural habitat and consider the helplessly formulated work-eat-sleep routine of modern city dwellers.
Download The Reason Why I Become A Hamster programme here! Available until Sunday 10 April.
Why not make a night of it?
On Wed 6th May, you can catch Sako Kojima’s The Reason Why I Become A Hamster in the foyer, followed by Chris Kondek & Christiane Kühl’s Anonymous P. at 7pm and Nic Green’s Cock and Bull at 9.45pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”