The ninth National Review Of Live Art is based for the second year running at the Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 332 7521. where most events take place. Other venues are specified below. A day ticket giving admission to all events that day is available at £6 (£4) (capacity permitting). though tickets for certain performances can be bought separately. at prices stated below. The bar will be open late each evening. Full details can be found in the official programme. available from the Third Eye Centre. £2.
EVERYDAY VVednesday 11—Sunday15
I Installation: Corridors of Power Philip Power. Corridors. All day. The
title‘s essential pun
indicates a certain lightness to this exhibit. which consists of a series
. of narrative texts placed
around the building‘s central corridor. which are to be interpreted by following the story.
I Installation: Directory Of Possibilities Foyer. All day. One of the Review‘s four commissioned works. this piece is presented in the Third Eye Centre‘s foyer. and offers an interpretation of various
' performance artists‘
work. as represented by the contents ofArthur Cravan's room in the Southside ofGlasgow. See feature.
I Installation by Derek Jarrnan Gallery 2. All day. Another commissioned work. Jarman‘s contribution will comprise a series of tarred and feathered beds. constructed in collaboration with the
l Citizens‘ Theatre‘s Stuart
Laing. and some video
work. The theme of the piece is Clause 28 and the media‘s treatmentof homosexuality.
I Video Area Performance Space 2. Noon—9pm. Almost half the total number of performances in the Review are by video artists. it‘s a hit-and-miss affair. but catalogues are available. and viewers can request certain screenings. Last year‘s video programme was highly variable in terms of both quality and genre. but some pieces were completely fascinating.
I Perlonnance: Mikrokosmos Tramway Theatre. Albert Drive. Tickets 227 5511. 8pm. £6(£4). Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Dance work in three parts. set to the music of Bartok and Ligeti by this Belgian choreographer; performed by her company Rosas and played by the Dutch Mondriaan Kwartet.
I Performance: Mlkrokosmos Tramway Theatre. Albert Drive. Tickets 227 5511. 8pm. £6(£4). Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. See above. Sat 7 for details.
I Workshop with Anne Seagrave RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 1234. 11am. A recent Fine Art MA graduate from Belfast. Ms Seagrave has ’presented work in the Institute ofContemporary Arts' Ripple Effect programme in London. Here. she will be working physically with mathematical rhythm patterns. limited dialogue and humour! No experience necessary.
I Installation/Performance: Woinal War! Performance Space 1. Noon—4pm. Lindsay John. The Edinburgh-based dancer and choreographer recently returned from Poland. where he found inspiration for this commission. a four-hour. one-man marathon of endurance. The theme - as the title suggests— is war. and the work comprises an elemental clash between Earth. Metal and Flesh.
I Workshop with Richard Layzell Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. 1pm. The much respected performance artist offers an insight into his subtle and witty work.
I Talk by Krzystot Miklaszewski Studio. 6pm. The controversial Polish critic discusses ‘Theatre in Poland During The 45 Years OfThe Polish People‘s Republic‘.
focusing mainly and unsurprisineg on the masters. Tadeusz Kantor and Andrze j Wajda.
I Performance: The Herbarium followed by talk Scena Plastyczna. Gallery 1. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). From the University of Lublin in Poland comes this highly visual theatre company. which has not visited Britain since 1976. This piece. from that period. involves puppets and music alongside the actors. but there is no scripted dialougue.
I Performance: Dancing On The Mountain Richard Layzell. Studio. 9.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). An extraordinary. thoughtful and funny solo piece. in which Layzell portrays characters aged one to eighty. in an attempt to show how mind and body can fetter one another.
I Workshop with Richard Layzell RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 1234. 10.45am. A second chance to find out about Layzell‘s unique style of performance. See above. Wed 11 for further details. I Performance: The Bowl Lindsay John. Performance Space 1. Noon—2pm. Usingthe same installation as yesterday‘s performance. Wojna.’. today's piece is a solo improvisation based on a short. touching tragi-comedy first performed in 1986 by John‘s company Catalyst Performing Arts.
I Workshop with Anne Seagrave Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. 2pm. Second session with young video artist. See above. Wed 11 for further details. I Talk by Derek Jarrnan Glasgow Film Theatre.
6pm. Among the most popular events ofthe Review are expected to be Jarman‘s lectures (today and Sun 15). expected to deal — like his installation — with homosexuality and the media. as well as with film-making and other arts. The talk will be accompanied by a screening of his latest film. The Last OfEngland.
I Performance: Fettering Scena Plastyczna. Gallery 1. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). A recent work by the
Rose Street. 332 6535.
leading Polish company. with similar. existential themes but an entirely different atmosphere. focusing more on the performers and on lighting effects.
I Installation! Pertonnance/Video: Angelsl/Anvils Sean Kilcoyne and Daniel Reeves. Performance Space 2. 8pm. Two of America‘s leading performance artists met after seeing each other‘s work in San Francisco last year. both having been active in experimental arts since the 19705. Their similar experiences in Catholic education and the Vietnam war were the starting points for this three-part examination of their lives up to the age of forty. in which they hope to employ ‘spontaneous and free-association exchange. . .and wild leaps ofsurreal imagination‘.
I Perlorrnance: 3 0rd Composers Grapple With The Notion DI English Song Simon Rackham. Laurence Crane. Jocelyn Pook. Studio. 9pm. £3.50(£2.50). Besides the extraordinary vocal chords of mezzo-soprano Melanie Poppenheim. the creative talents ofthree experimental London-based composers and the ivory-tinkling fingers of Helen Ottaway (who also wrote instrumental music for the show). this performance offers the unique enticement of live flower arrangement on stage. That aside. the title speaks for itself.
I Video Works by Anne Seagrave Studio. 11pm. First seen at the institute of Contemporary Arts‘ Ripple Effect season. these two tapes. made in Belfast last year. are entitled The Centrifugal Theory and Chronicle ()f A Bigot.
I Performance: Out Of The Strong Came Forth Sweetness Mark Hudson. Performance Space 1. Noon—6pm. The history of sugar. Not on the face ofit an immediate artistic inspiration. but Hudson's piece will explore its political and cultural aspects. associating strength with the
proletariat and sweetness with wealth and power. I Talk by Stephen Taylor Woodrow Mackintosh Lecture Theatre. Glasgow School OfArt. 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. 2pm. The performance art entrepreneur who made the living beds last year and brought the bird-people to Glasgow‘s streets earlier this year returns to discuss Live Art. liis title is ‘Life After Living. . .‘ I Talk by Tim Etchells Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. 3pm. Representing the experimental Forced Entertainment company. Etchells will discuss its work. using slides and video. under the heading ‘Process. Theory and Performance‘. I Performance/Video: AngelsI/Anvils Sean Kilcoyne and Daniel Reeves. Performance Space 2. 6pm. See above. Thurs 12 for details. I Talk by Annie Griffin Studio. 7.15pm. The highly successful solo artist. whose past work includes Blackbeard The Pirate at the Traverse and Almost Persuaderl at the Third Eye Centre. discusses approaches to experimental work. I Performance: Animal Gary Stevens. Gallery 1. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). inspired by the persona of Stan Laurel. Stevens directs this performance about the interaction of several people. toys and puppets. all ofwhom have uncertain. animal-like ideas about their own and others‘ motivation. I Performance by Oscar McLennan Studio. 9pm. £2.50(£1.50). McLennan is perhaps the natural successor to lvor Cutler. telling dark. meandering narratives which are both unsettling and unpredictably funny. This piece. commissioned for the Review. is a selection from his written collection due for publication next year and from Notes On Time. a piece commissioned by the Third Eye Centre for presentation next January. I Performance: Scenes Gallery 1. 10pm. £3(£2). Peter Zedveld. ‘Sound theatre‘ from Dutch performer. who uses a clutter ofobjects. from which evolves a poetic and variable narrative landscape. I Films by The Brittonioni Brothers Gallery 1. 11.30pm. £3(£2). A certain irony surrounds this family act. whose two members. Timmy and Chrissy claim international Film Festival stardom as part of their live commentary on their short films. the latest ofwhich is entitled ‘Who Shot The Cameraman'.’.
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