RCS: Into the New 2024
Florence Logan: Oh To Be A Snail
Thu 15 February — Fri 16 February 2024
Image courtesy of artist.
“It’s the first morning of Spring. I breathe in the sour milk sky. The clouds curdle in my tummy and the rancid sunrise makes my tired eyes sting. I’m homesick.”
Oh to be a snail is a fleshy tender fable about the mother, the lover, the tree, the snail and me.
Through a choreographic patchwork of BSL, movement and text, this close up piece of fantastical storytelling explores home as a ‘doing’ which is practised through the body and researches the clumsiness of care.
This is an invitation for you to come closer (even closer), to linger for too long (please never leave me), to snuggle in the performer’s home-body (deep inside, where it’s warm), to collectively swaddle the imaginary (look how it drools), to walk within all the leaky landscapes and squishy stories the body holds (let’s go on an adventure and get lost in the flesh and fake our deaths so we never have to come back).
This performance is part of Into the New, a festival of contemporary performance made in Glasgow. Into the New showcases the work by the final year BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Florence is a Scottish/French contemporary performance maker and facilitator.
She creates worlds that whirl and wonder/wander between nostalgic trances, child-like pretending, enveloping embraces and sweaty paranoia, inviting the audience to feel a strong sense of déjà vu. She plays with strength, somatics, closeness and revolt in choreography- exploring the invisible, the imaginary and the inefficient, through writing as well as movement.
Her art is collaborative, feminist and care focused. She works with a joyful and generous approach to practice-based research and a fanatic commitment to trying.
Amy Murray graduated with a BA in Performance in BSL and English from the RCS in 2021. Her most recent works include playing Fenrik in ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ in November 2021, and participating in ‘My Angry Vagina,’ a segment from the ‘Spill Your Drink: A Deaf Cabaret’ show and Improv Comedy show at the Edinburgh Deaf Festival in August 2022. In October 2022, Amy was part of the 48-hour film project called ‘Balmaha’ with Unmuted Production. In 2023, she was involved in the short film ‘A Pointe,’ created by Nicholas Patrick Afchain. Inspired by her performance in ‘My Angry Vagina,’ Amy developed her own show called ‘Red Aphrodite,’ which was showcased at the Edinburgh Deaf Festival, Flarewave Festival in Brighton, and the Scottish Storytelling Festival in Edinburgh.
Trigger Warnings: Use of strong language. References to toxic behaviour.
Part of RCS: Into The New 2024
|6:30 - 7:00 pm
|5:45 - 6:15 pm
|8:15 - 8:45 pm
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Thu 15 February
Fri 16 February