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NEW VENUE - Sogol Mabadi & Emma Helen Reid Encounter no. 1

Fri 13 July — Sun 29 July 2018

Encounter No. 1

Please note, this event has been relocated to The Pipe Factory, 42 Bain St, Glasgow, G40 2LA - The Pipe Factory website can be found here.

Following the fire at Glasgow School of Art and the O2 ABC music venue, the Centre for Contemporary Arts remains within the cordoned area in Garnethill. At this time, there is no set date for re-entry, and the centre expects to remain closed for the duration of July and August.

We are working with our programme partners who had scheduled events throughout this period. Details of new venues and cancellations are here.

Encounter no. 1 is a joint endeavour by Sogol Mabadi and Emma Helen Reid and is intended to be the first of many collaborations. The project was selected as part of CCA’s Intermedia programme and will be hosted by The Pipe Factory.

Through sculpture, writing, performance, and video, Mabadi and Reid mobilise efforts to alert viewers and participants to the role of the body, including internal landscapes, in our digitised era.

Their new works consider the implications that digitisation and contemporary communication technologies have on the experience of being in your body and on the ways you encounter another.

Throughout Encounter no. 1, the central components of privacy - solitude, intimacy, anonymity, and reserve - resonate. Care is important. By “resuscitating the corporeal” in our new media environment they explore ways of experiencing being-there and being-with.

Out with exhibition opening times there will be a series of performances of Mabadi and Reid’s new collaborative work, I welcome this opportunity to get to know you, stranger.

Performances of I welcome this opportunity to get to know you, stranger (booking essential*)

Friday 20 July, 11am

Saturday 21 July, 11am

Monday 23 July, 6pm

*There are four places available on each performance. To book a place, please speak to the artists while they invigilate the exhibition, or email

With thanks to the team at CCA and The Pipe Factory. With special thanks to Katie Reid for holding critical conversations with us during the project’s development. Preview sponsored by Tyree Gin.

Accessibility notes:
The exhibition is at The Pipe Factory in the Ground Floor Gallery. The entrance is on Moncur Street through double doors and is step-free, however there is a lip at the entrance doorway.

The gallery has uneven flooring. There is a step, which is marked with hazard tape. The area beyond the step is not part of the main exhibition. There is a toilet located on the top floor of the building reached by stairs, there are no toilet facilities on the ground floor.

The exhibition text and gallery map is available in large print from the invigilator. The work within the exhibition does not include flashing lights or loud noise.

If you have any questions or would like further information please get in touch at:

Event Collection

Part of Intermedia #




Thu - Sun / 12 – 6pm
Preview: Thu 12 July / 7 – 9pm