GLASGOW Search Results: “performance art”
BY PATRICK COLE
@ VOL 27
ON APR 12, 2016
Patrick Cole (b. 1986 in London, UK).
Working in the mediums of sculpture and performance, Cole’s work shifts between the Bardic tradition and the actions of a contemporary prop comic. Historically a Bard worked as a storyteller, seeking to create catharsis for the general public. The Bards’ stories would satirise the lives of his audience and act as a social cleanser. A prop comic uses props and staging to enhance the performance, using these tools to connect with and provoke a reaction from the audience. Cole’s work has these ideas at its core.
BY GORDON DOUGLAS
@ VOL 27
ON APR 12, 2016
Gordon Douglas is a performer, collaborator and curator living and working in Glasgow. He graduated from the Environmental Art department at Glasgow School of Art in 2013, and served on the Transmission committee from 2013-15. He is invested in developing social models of co-inhabitance, friendship and organisation by instigating working dynamics with various practitioners. Research partners have included artists, educators, fanfiction writers, jewellers, journalists, musicians, philosophers, and programmers amongst others.
This is a performance by Gordon Douglas and his friend Goose, a hand puppet.
Art and Energy
BY CHRIS FREMANTLE
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
Chris Fremantle is a Researcher and Producer. He is teaching a day a week at Gray’s School of Art working on Design, Innovation and Leadership. As a Producer he works on public art – he also worked on the art installed in the new Southern General. Tonight he is here to talk about Art and Energy and in particular the Land Art Generator Initiative and the project they are doing in Glasgow. He is going to provide a bit of background on his own Art and Energy story, and why he thought it was important to bring the Land Art Generator Initiative to Scotland and what they have been doing in Glasgow. He created ecoartscotland about 6 years ago with the aim of connecting what’s going on all over the world with what’s happening in Scotland.
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Cul de Sacs to Bureaucrats - Tales from a Socially Engaged Practice
BY REBECCA DAVIES
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
"This is an intensive community engagement... learning people, stories, politics."
In Cul de Sacs to Bureaucrats - Tales from a Socially Engaged Practice from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol.28, Rebecca Davies embedded participatory practice manifests in illustration, performance and event that centres on themes of people and place. Her project, which is called "The Oasis Social Club", was selected to represent London during the Mons Capital of Culture 2015 and has just completed a tour of Stoke On Trent, Preston and Hull. In this presentation, she will be talking about her projects and the ethics of these processes.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.
Nic Green discusses TURN, a performance project created especially for the Govan Dry Docks. Across three significant evenings in the September lunar calendar, a composition for bells and voice rang out from the Docks, as the low tide turned. Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, a bespoke choir and a series of hand-cast bells made in and with the people of Govan, TURN was a unique performance of people, place and acoustic instrumentation.
Luminate: Scotland's Creative Aging Festival
BY ANNE GALLACHER
@ VOL 29
ON OCT 11, 2016
Anne Gallacher is the Festival Director of Luminate, Scotland's creative aging festival. The festival brings together older people and those from across the generations to celebrate our creativity as we age, share stories of ageing and explore what growing older means to all of us. Gallacher explores some of the festival's events and the range of venues they occupy, from theatres, galleries and community halls to care homes and lunch clubs, as well as events online.
Streetwise Opera - With One Voice
BY ELLIE RAYMONT
@ VOL 29
ON OCT 11, 2016
Ellie Raymont presents With One Voice - an international movement that aims to strengthen the arts and homelessness sector through exchanges in practice and policy. Running alongside Streetwise Opera, the movement uses music and performance to make positive changes in peoples lives affeted by homelessness.
I am The Mighty Jungulator
BY MATT OLDEN
@ VOL 33
ON NOV 02, 2017
Matthew Olden is a computer artist who collaborates with little computer people, who he programs to make music, do visuals and manipulate data. Matthew also helps many artists to develop and build interactive art installations.
He records music under various names, ‘I am the mighty Jungulator’, being one of them. He is also great friends with Fancy Cat.
Matthew’s work is spread all over the internet in what at first seems a random and slapdash way.
You can see examples of matthew’s work and see what he is up to here.
Luci Holland - Instrumental Animation
BY LUCI HOLLAND
Luci Holland is a composer and arts producer who explores interdisciplinary creativity in film, games and performance.
Luci graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Composition for Screen in 2013, now working regularly with music & arts organisations such as the Tinderbox Project and Absolute Classics, and occassionally coordinating events as the Edinburgh Game Symposium and with her music-for-media band Mantra Collective.
Currently she is working on several other collaborative composition, recording, and music projects for film, games, and original music albums. Luci also just completed a custom-built interactive sonic art installation for the 2017 Hidden Door festival (CITADEL), as well as a bespoke music & sound piece for the outdoors audiovisual experience at Dean Castle, Illuminight.
BY SHONA MACNAUGHTON
@ VOL 35
ON OCT 25, 2018
Shona Macnaughton is an artist based in Glasgow. Her practice is rooted in performance, writing and film, and questions of technology, subjectivity and labour. She explores the political conditions around specific architectures and institutional frameworks. Alongside this she takes part in projects with the collective Eastern Surf. Forthcoming projects include We Nurture, a commission from Collective gallery, Edinburgh.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “performance art”
PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.
Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009
Ústí nad Labem
Galerie Emila Filly
Jun 19, 2012
Feb 17, 2013
Trans Studio Mall
Nov 29, 2014
Feb 25, 2016
MIRAS art gallery
May 12, 2016
Sep 21, 2018
Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Dec 05, 2018
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 29, 2019
BY MARTIN LUTZ
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 07, 2014
Martin Lutz makes things with sounds and sound out of things. makes this to music. sometimes. declares the ambience to music. makes music to a part of the ambience. this is the music. and this music is the sound.
Martin Lutz studied musicology at LMU Munich and SoundStudies at UdK Berlin. He works as a composer, musician and sound artist for dance, performances, theatre, installations and film. The focus of his work is the examination with sound and its relevance for and texture in the space. Field recordings and experimental sound production are the basis for compositions, that take sounds and soundscapes out of their natural context to give them a new content-related and spatial sense.
Martin Lutz has been invited to work out and realise the sound concept and a music score for the new dance production "Bhinna Vinyasa – Multiple Assemblages" commissioned by the Kochi-Muziris Biennale from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, for the 2014 edition.
Two years ago he worked with Attakkalari on the performance "AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue“, which performed in India and Europe. The idea was to research contemporary Indian urban sound environments, to make field recordings of them and to create with this audio-material (in collaboration with the Austrian sound artist Sam Auinger) sound compositions that could be termed as somewhere between music and soundscapes. For this project they also worked together with Indian musicians to mix parts of the soundscapes with elements of Indian classical and folk music.
The requirements for the new performance will be similar. Basis for the artistic process will be the examination of site-specific Indian urban developments, social and cultural transformations of individuals and societies. The task will be to find a sonic language that characterises typical urban Indian milieus and their inner dynamics. He will work with Indian percussion musicians from Bangalore and also with video and light artists from Europe to find a performative path between (sound)installation, performance and music for contemporary Indian dance.
Ephémera: Colei che Vive un Solo Giorno
EPHEMERA: the one that lives one day only" currently at VISIONQUEST Contemporary Photography in Genoa, created by the AQUA AURA. The Ephemera is an insect that lives only one day, its life takes place in just 24 hours, going through all stages and completing this journey in a very short amount of time. The name in English Ephemeral, in common language stands for something temporary and evanescent. Aqua Aura shows, with some of the works in the exhibition and the impermanent installationt that accompanies tise exhibition, his personal interpretation of the contemporary world, both from the sociological and more specifically poetic point of views. An exhibition in which the sense of time - and the actual viewing experience - is intertwined and it is based on two extremes; a state of absolute insecurity on one side and the aspiration to a methaphysical eternity on the other.
Deep in the Mud
BY CORINNA GHAZNAVI
@ VOL 7
ON JUN 05, 2015
Corinna Ghaznavi is an independent curator, freelance writer, Artistic Director of the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, and instructor at Georgian College. She talks to us about the many performances of Colette Urban and her drive to become one with many.
BY ROSEMARIE ROMERO
@ VOL 31
ON AUG 26, 2015
”I created Porn Nails as an interactive installation and performance using miami kitsch aesthetics and the flamboyance of the Miami chonga”
In Porn Nails from PechaKucha Night Miami’s 31st volume, speaker Rosemarie Romero presents a project near and dear to her heart. Rosemarie created Porn Nails as a unique performative art piece which embodies the Miami aesthetic, feminism, female drag, excess, and sisterhood. She bonds with women while doing their nails at the same time listening to pop music, talking about sex and sharing dirty jokes.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, March 31st.
Comedy in Lincoln
BY LIAM MITCHELL
@ VOL 3
ON OCT 07, 2015
Liam Mitchel, graphic designer by day creative and comedian around the clock, introduces us to HOW and WHO is helping curate the local comedy scene in Lincolnshire. He gives us a taste of his humour with a laughter-filled presentation. Go LACE!
The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred
BY DANA MCKNIGHT
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Number 1. Be an ornery artist. You're mad. You went to art school. You go to shows in basements and living rooms. You are the poster child of the scurvy-laced bohemia. Your parents can't pay your rent."
In The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, artist and founder of Dreamland Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, Dana Mcknight, illustrates twenty steps to carving out a cutting-edge, artist-run space outside of the dominant, institutional realm. Mcknight cautions, "To be an institution is to own-- to place value on possession rather than action. To fixate on conservative contentment rather than Hope and Possibility. Artist-led spaces fizzle out all the time. Let us not leave behind the phoenix eggs to merely touch a tusk in the Elephant graveyard."
Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority
BY PAUL VANOUSE
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
“I’m a bio media artist. And what that means is I work self-reflexively, with the tools and technologies of the life sciences.”
In Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, Paul Vanouse, provides an overview of his work as a bio media artist. As Director of the newly created Coalesce Center for Biological Art at the University at Buffalo, Vanouse works with artists and philosophers and people who wouldn’t normally have a direct connection to do create work in a life sciences laboratory, and is actively engaged with Coalesce’s artist residency program. Vanouse’s own work has recently focused on DNA fingerprinting, removing the inherent layers of authority from DNA with an interest in the very visual representation of DNA. His recent projects, Latent Figure Protocol and Ocular Revision use molecular biology techniques to challenge “genome-hype” and to confront issues surrounding DNA fingerprinting.
Jamie Muston in collaboration with Zac Grant - Representation of Albinism in Media
BY JAMIE MUSTON
@ VOL 18
ON JUN 06, 2018
Jamie is a creative student and performer. She will be speaking about her friend Zac, who is here tonight, and issues he faces in media.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Art in Japan After 3/11
Art is Powerful or Powerless? That's one of the questions that Tokyo Art Beat's Tomomi Sasaki and Xin Tahara try to answer in this presentation that looks at the Japanese art scene post 3/11. It was recorded at the last month's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83.
Wild About Art, Performance Art for Bookstore Awareness, and Photos from Toronto
Presentations Selena Seifert is a practicing artist as well as being a trained arts educationalist. As we find out in her presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 2), she is currently the director of Wild Valley Art Park, based in Blue Mountains. Jian Guo Xiong Di is an independent curator, and in his presentation (in Chinese, from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he covers the well-received “30 days of bookstore closings” project he produced last year. Why 30 days? Jian Guo explains that he would like to use this art performance to let people realize that these days so many bookstores are disappearing. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is our flyer for tomorrow night's PKN Tokyo Vol. 95 -- it was designed by Luis Mendo, from a photo by Michael Holmes. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page. Photos Today we share a photo gallery [Flickr] for Toronto's recent Vol. 17, and the PK site will soon be hosting plenty of presentations from that evening. Above, a look at the crowd, and the participants in that night's "PechaKucha Mix" improv presentation. Calendar Here's what's on the schedule for tonight (September 25): PKN Bowling Green Vol. 1, PKN Birmingham Vol. 6, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 6, PKN Lyon Vol. 4, and PKN Nantes Vol. 4. Tomorrow, on top of the aforementioned PKN Tokyo Vol. 95, you'll find the following events: PKN Glasgow Vol. 10, PKN Skovde Vol. 9, PKN Lille Vol. 1, PKN Coventry Vol. 10, and PKN Providence Vol. 42.
Performance Arcade Session 2013
We're revving up for our first PKN session of 2013 with our annualoutdoors Performance Arcade Session in collaboration with the Playground (NZ Ltd) http://theplaygroundnz.com/ The Arcade venue comprises a series of containers featuring installations, performance art, live music, and works that travel through, or occupy spaces along the stunning Wellington Waterfront. We're looking to feature our surprise presenters spot first trialled at our final session of 2012 - 5 people who volunteer on the spot to talk to images they've never seen before. This proved to be one of the highlights of the October 2012 session. Our brave presenters were all from overseas - Russia, New York, Sweden, Chile and Germany. New Zealanders were far too shy for the challenge. We definitely need to have this presentation after the beer break - not before - so more people can pluck up some 'Dutch courage' aided and abetted by the delights of the Performance Arcade bar! The PKN Welly and Playground NZ crews are crossing fingers and toes for a fine and warm evening
The Art of Running
Most runners are powered by performance drinks and nutritional energy bars, but Joseph Tame is powered by laughter, smiles, and a smidgen of confusion. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from our very special PKN Tokyo Vol. 100), Joseph shows us the art he has created through running. Using Nike's GPS run-tracking technology he runs routes on the map shaped like animals, shoes (as a promotion for Nike) and most recently spelled out "20x20" as a 10-year birthday gift to PechaKucha -- what a unique and wonderful surprise it was! It all started about 5 years ago when Joseph was accepted to run in the Tokyo Marathon (due to high demand about 1 in 8 applicants are selected) and, due to his fascination with technology, decided to live-stream his experience so that he may share it with those who couldn't participate. Later, with Japan's public television network NHK, Joseph ran the words "Ishinomaki (石巻)" in the city most seriously affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He spoke to people living there, brought some smiles to their faces, and promoted awareness for the still-troubled region. After several additions to his outfit, a PKN Tokyo Vol. 72 presentation, thousands of kilometers, a multitude of smiles, and many drawings later he has become a sort of ambassador at the crossroads of running and tech. This Sunday the 24th at 8:30am JST, he'll be streaming his run through the Tokyo Marathon once again; you can show your support and check out more of his running-art on his website.
Who wins when chess pieces made of ice melt? Justin Charles Hoover is a Chinese-Russian-American working on time-based art. In “Time-Based Art” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8 he speaks about how he always wanted to be a stunt-double but settled for Kung Fu master. He shares a few of his fascinating projects and talks about why he loves performance art.
Bodies of Art
"Something really magical happened... at some point as she was painting me, I felt her story on her body, I felt her pain ... every time she put her ink on my body it was soothing my soul, it was healing... this mask of color was curing us both." In Bodies of Art from PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Vol. 131, filmmaker, artist, performer and sea serpent queen Vittoria Colonna takes us through her creative journey so far which brings her to Kyoto. Here in Japan Vittoria and fellow artist Miki Yokoyama collaborate using each other's bodies as canvases in a performance that blurs the lines between the Art and the Artists themselves.
Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology
"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious." In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces. Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.
Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process
“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.” In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" fromPechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.
Lessons from Contemporary Art
Mary Heathcott presents lessons contemporary art has taught her: whether it’s playful, somber or obscure, art champions experimentation, ideas, dialogue and more.
400 Seconds of Art
“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas” In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.