Surge Festival 2012
Presented by Conflux in partnership with Merchant City Festival and UZ Arts, the Programme is packed full of both indoor and outdoor performances taking place at locations throughout the city.
Here are just a few of the highlights:
SURGE Cabaret Club (27 – 29 July, The Arches)
Festival goers can head down to the SURGE Cabaret Club at The Arches where they can choose from a menu of intimate 10 minute performances including seven new works from participants in the Conflux International Residency Programme - which matches up emerging artists from across Europe with international mentors.
Deviator – PVI Collective (23 – 29 July, various times and venues)
Australia’s PVI Collective have developed a smart phone app that allows the user to take to the pavements of Glasgow in search of various hidden audio instructions. Participants have to hunt down QR codes to transform the city’s streets into an urban playground.
Transfiguration / Hybridation – Olivier De Sagazan & Marie Cardinal (28 & 29 July, The Arches)
French performer and sculptor, Olivier De Sagazan, uses clay and paint to perform dramatic live sculpture using his own face as a canvas.
Surge at The Merchant City Festival
Fish Out Of Water (28 July, Merchant City)
Part of this year’s Merchant City Festival, this large-scale community project will see a shoal of gigantic fish infiltrate the city and will feature up to 50 performers from across Scotland.
The People's Tower - Olivier Grossetête (23 - 27 July, Brunswick St, Merchant City)
French artist Olivier Grossetête will construct a gigantic cardboard tower in the Merchant City over the course of the week with the help of local communtiy groups and school children.
A full festival programme can be downloaded from the Conflux website.
More About Conflux
Part of Legacy Trust UK's Scottish Project and supported by Creative Scotland through our National Lottery funds, Conflux was set-up by The Arches to develop and promote a community of artists and educators working in the fields of street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland.
Main Image: Fish Out Of Water (Photo: Rob McDougall)
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