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Journey to the East Festival

Festival Opening and Keynote Lecture | Matt Mullican

Fri 22 September 2023

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JOURNEY TO THE EAST (JTTE) - Scotland’s premiere performance art and contemporary culture festival which centres queer, PoC and East Asian artists and artforms - returns to Glasgow from 22-30 September!

For the opening keynote talk of Journey to the East festival 2023, Matt Mullican presents a lecture on his work. Over the past 30 years Mullican has explored hypnosis as a means to create performative documentations that excavate the subconscious mind and reach into the collective unconscious looking at systems of signification, knowledge-formation, language, and meaning through diverse mediums including installation, drawing, sculpture, and performance. Exploring psychoses as a model of heightened and altered states of awareness, the alter-ego of the artist with no age, gender, or name, only called “That Person,” has been a means to connect with ‘that world’ in sharing his influential psychic/aesthetic research and multidisciplinary artistic practice. In this lecture at CCA Glasgow, scheduled prior to his performance under hypnosis at Tramway on Saturday 23rd September, Matt Mullican will present his “theory of the five worlds” as well as discuss recurring themes in his work including hypnosis, performance with everyday objects, and the unconscious as a means to interrogate reality.

Friday Schedule

Festival Launch and Keynote Lecture | Matt Mullican

6pm | 1hr | Artist Lecture | CCA Clubroom

JTTE Screening | Various Artists

6pm | All Evening | Film Screening | CCA Cinema

PYRAMID PARTY / A DOSE OF PLEASURE | Alvin Collantes and Ben Okamoto

7pm | 2.5hrs | Performance | CCA Theatre

Yousuke Yukimatsu Live | ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U

9:30pm | 3.5hrs | Performance | CCA Theatre

JTTE Festival Lineup 2023


Matt Mullican

Keioui Keijaun Thomas

River Lin

Sung Im Her

Alvin Collantes & Ben Okamoto

Jian Yi

Elisabeth Gunawan


Apichatpong Weerasethakul

... & more to be announced!

JTTE festival events are 18+ and may contain coarse language, adult themes, nudity and/or flashing lights. Artist conversations and lecture series may have limited capacity for ticket holders and will be available for entry on a first come / first served basis - with a live captioned video link available outside the room for viewing the talks otherwise. Festival pass offers access subject to capacity to all events at all venues, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately). Individual venue passes offers access subject to capacity to venue events at one location, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately).

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Event Type


Talks & Events




6:00pm — 7:00pm




Tickets: Standard £14
Concession £10


Wheelchair accessible

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