Me and The Machine present
Fri 8 - Sat 9 Apr 2011 | 8th: Every 10 mins from 5.30pm-7pm, 8pm-8.30pm, 9.20pm-10.30pm // 9th: Every 10 mins from 5.30pm-7pm, 7.50pm-8.30pm, 9.40pm-10.30pm | £4/£3
// Platform 18/Brick Award Ticket Deal: See three shows for just £22/£16! //
Offer applies to Blackout by Thickskin Theatre, Pause With A Smile by Gareth Nicholls and Money… The Game Show by Clare Duffy (When We Meet Again not included).
Please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 to book.
When We Meet Again is both a wearable film and one-on-one performance featuring you, your invisible friend, a 3D soundtrack, an old forgotten dance, the ocean, a flavour, and me.
Wearing a pair of video goggles, your point of view will be replaced with someone else’s, experiencing the performer in both reality and virtual reality. When you look down, you will see a new body, a body through which you will move and encounter ghostly presences.
Exploring the sense of intimacy created when the real and the imaginary combine, When We Meet Again ponders the function (and defunction) of the body in our media-inundated times.
Supported by The Basement, Brighton, When We Meet Again is produced by Me and the Machine, and was the winner of an Arches Brick Award in 2010.
ABOUT THE BRICK AWARD //
During the Edinburgh Fringe each year, we seek out the two most exciting emergent companies and invite them to re-stage their show at the Arches. Here we present the 2010 winners. If you are a company performing at the Fringe 2011 and would like your piece considered for a Brick Award, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 5 mins.
Entrance: Argyle Street.
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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.”