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//BUZZCUT// Double Thrills: Eirini Kartsaki

Wed 11 December 2019

//BUZZCUT// is back with their sell out nights of raw and risky experimental performance and live art, taking over CCA once a month. Presenting local artists alongside the most striking and challenging work from outside of Scotland, Double Thrills is a celebration of challenging ideas and innovative performance, in a super warm and friendly environment.

Double Thrills is pay what you can afford to ensure all who wish to can attend. Recommended price is £12, however we also run an £18 pay it forward scheme in order to provide reduced price tickets to those who cannot afford it. If you cannot afford to attend please email buzzcutkarl@gmail.com

6pm - 7pm: Mullet Over: Soojin Chang // Cinema
7pm - 8pm: Mamoru Iriguchi & Greg Sinclair // Theatre
8pm - 9pm: Break + Mullet Over // Saramago Terrace Bar
9pm - 10pm: Eirini Kartsaki // Theatre

HERPES
Eirini Kartsaki
HERPES is a performance about desire, STIs and fantasising about the Duchess of Cambridge. It considers the ways in which we have been told that we either need to have a baby or stop banging the whole world. And if we don’t, we will, of course, get herpes.

HERPES asks: What happens when you dream of being pregnant only to wake up and find yourself giving birth to a bad shit? What happens when everyone around you is pregnant and they only talk about nappies, pushchairs and motherhood? Herpes is a show about wanting to be who you are, without a big belly.

HERPES departs from an anxiety to do with growing up and not wanting to settle down, or settle in; it deals with a refusal to get on with it, or get it together; it kind of says: I do not want to pull myself together, I do not want to come to my senses. I want to live my life as if it is mine – but it is mine, it is mine and yet I still struggle to come to terms with that fact and ignore my mother’s wishes, my father’s hopes for me, which are easily summed up: get a husband, a good job, have a baby, have a mortgage, be sensible, be sensible, be sensible.

Mamoru Iriguchi
Recipient of the 2019 Double Thrills Associateship

What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don't See When Your Eyes Are Open
or Deathmatch: Mamoru vs Cyclops – a monster that sees the world through his sole eye as if he is a camera.
or Long Distance Love From The Gods To The Stage
or F**k NT Live

(all working titles)

On and On and On and On and On
Greg Sinclair

A woman dances in the streets of Strasbourg. She dances until she collapses; she rests and recommences. A voyeuristic crowd watches in confusion before they too feel compelled to dance. Together they dance to the point of exhaustion, collapse and even death.

500 years later a man dances in a theatre in Glasgow. He dances and dances and dances and dances and dances and dances and…

On and On and On and On and On is a new solo performance about group behaviour by Greg Sinclair. www.gregsinclair.net

Mullet Over: Soojin Chang

Mullet Over is a series of informal chats accompanying Double Thrills. This month we'll be joined by Soojin Chang.

Soojin Chang’s artistic practice is led by an enquiry into political and individual trauma, particularly the way these are internalised and inherited in the body schema. Her performance and video works are examinations of agency and fertility of both humans and non-humans, deconstructing systems of oppression and power in order to rethink ecological destruction. She uses appropriation and subversion to challenge authorship and renegotiate representations, survival mechanisms, and immigration patterns of colonised cultures and diasporas. Selected exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Microscope Gallery, New York; and the Art/Life Institute, New York.

Performances will be BSL Interpreted.