Seminal performance group People Show create a new performance installation with Glasgow-based visual artist Rob Kennedy
People Show 124: Fallout
an exploration of media-induced fear, mass extinction and post-match football analysis
Performances and installation: 17 to 21 June 2014
People Show, the UK’s longest-running performance company, returns to Glasgow for the first time in ten years to create a new cross-artform work. People Show 124: Fallout marks the beginning of a new series of works to consolidate and expand the company’s profile as it approaches its 50th anniversary in 2016.
The company will be in residence for two weeks at Glasgow’s CCA from 9 June with public performances and installations from 17 to 21 June.
In this new work People Show is collaborating with visual artist Rob Kennedy who makes videos, sounds and objects which focus on the unreliability of language and the difficulties of succinct communication. In Fallout, historic public speeches – on politics or on sport – are deconstructed to expose the persuasive art of rhetoric. Specific references are stripped away and iconic texts replayed in a domestic environment to create an ambiguous sense of paranoia and self-protection.
People Show 124: Fallout is performed by: Gareth Brierley, Fiona Creese, George Khan and Jessica Worrall with video shot in Nevada and Glasgow by Rob Kennedy, 16mm film by Christine Entwisle, lighting by Chahine Yavroyan and design by Jessica Worrall.
People Show 124: Fallout is the first of a new series of works for the company. It will be followed in autumn 2014 with People Show 125, a new large-scale ensemble work set in a dystopian metropolis and featuring three generations of People Show artists. People Show 126:Hands Off is a multi-media work examining the world of digital gaming and the immersive realities it offers, scheduled for spring 2015.
|Duration||17 June 2014 - 21 June 2014|
|Times||Performances: 7pm, ages 14+ Book online / Installation: 11am - 6pm, FREE on the door.|
|Cost||£5 (£3) for performances only. Installation free|
|Venue||Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow|
|Address||350 Sauchiehall St Glasgow G2 3JD, ,|
|Contact||0141 352 4900 / / www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/5315c8d9c761fef111000026|