list.co.uk/festival The Zoom Club at the Fringe | FESTIVAL FEATURES
UBU ON THE TABLE (LA PIRE ESPÐCE) SUMMERHALL, UNTIL 28 AUG (NOT 22), 2.35PM, £12 (£10)
CHEMARA JONES (15) Mathieu and Étienne are really talented and energetic performers who used objects to bring the story of Ubu to life in a funny and messy way. We decided to create a battlei eld just after a war has ended using materials from the show, with both performers creeping up and reaching out, showing how they are the ones who control this mini world. The artists were so patient and relaxed during the shoot that it really help me to feel more coni dent and I’m actually really surprised and happy with our i nal result.
MAGNUS ROWLEY (14) Working with Théâtre de la Pire Espѐce was a once in a lifetime experience. They are a group of lively individuals who were great fun and really co-operative! I really enjoyed how they incorporated comedy into an old tale and how they used kitchen utensils and mess to bring action to the story. THE ARTISTS SAID ‘It was great to meet the roving reporters team from The Zoom Club, and to feel that they took the time to analyse the specii cs of the show. They really i gured out their own artistic point of view within the spirit of the show!’
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ANATOMY OF THE PIANO (WILL PICKVANCE) SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE, UNTIL 28 AUG (NOT 22–24), 1PM, £9 (£7)
CARMEN THOMSON (15) I found Will really inspiring and relatable: his music creates emotion, a sense of adventure and made me want to play keyboard! He acts as though the piano is a friend and describes its evolution as mimicking an animal, so it is this relationship that I’ve tried to capture in my image.
ELLA YIP (15) In his performance and our initial chat, Will described his closeness to the piano. I decided to paint his i ngers to match the piano keys so it seems he is merging with it. He was really enthusiastic about all our ideas and was i ne being face painted! I chose to use a portrait format and the length of the keys and Will’s i ngers to create depth in my i nal image. THE ARTIST SAID ‘Sitting with Zoom Club reporters as they deconstucted my show before then brainstorming on how to capture it in a single image was truly inspiring. Creative, dynamic, and fun, I wish I could have been in the Zoom Club.’
18–29 Aug 2016 THE LIST FESTIVAL 23