Mix: Dan DnR live at Hotboyz10th May, 2017

Cop the full three hours of one of the finest purveyors of UKG, DAN DnR, in the mix at The Art School. Dan set up Croydon’s DnR Vinyl which has existed as an essential and somewhat rough and ready online shop since 2001/2002. The shop has steadily stocked out the record collection of many a garage head, from niche deleted rare bits to your vocal sweet-boy bangers. You can hear the sheer knowledge this man has of all UK styles cut from the UK hardcore and US garage scenes respectively –jungle, speed garage, 2step, 4todafloor, breaks, grime, dubstep, niche, bassline – you fucking name it, he knows it!

Exhibition: Joanna Yang – An Investigation of Chinese Typography23rd February, 2017

An investigation of Chinese typography is a sculptural and typographical response of the history and anatomy of Chinese typography. Due to the sheer volume of characters, the development of web fonts and the design of contemporary typography in the Chinese language remains rudimentary compare to other western languages. Phonetic languages that utilise alphabets, such as English, have the ability to quickly develop new typefaces within weeks; whereas a logographic language such as Chinese, with over 50,000 characters, the design process is laborious and often requires years to complete. Joanna Yang’s work examines the structure of Chinese language by decomposing characters three dimensionally through suspending sculptures and recomposing two dimensionally using light and shadow. These typography was further explored through paper cuts and folding techniques which continued to investigate the anatomy and history of Chinese typography.


Exhibition: Kate Madsen – Fruit Grandma23rd February, 2017

Using fruit cuttings and matriarchal crafts as inspiration, Kate Madsen’s Fruit Grandma explores gender roles in art/craft/design through embroidery, textiles and repetitive patterns.

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Buzzcut & The Art School – (F)Unnatural: A Club Performance Residency12th December, 2016

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Have you noticed there’s quite a lot of performance happening in clubs recently? Like… a little more than usual. Because we have! And we think this is a super cool thing in BUZZCUT and The Art School’s opinion! We wanted to put our heads, hands and hearts together to help continue this🙂

The Art School and BUZZCUT are teaming up to invite submissions from Scotland-based artists looking to develop new performances for club environments. We welcome applications from artists working in the blurry, murky worlds between live art, contemporary performance and visual art who are looking to develop their practice in this area. This residency project can be most useful to an artist who is currently really in need of rehearsal space. Glasgow is really struggling to provide rehearsal rooms and space for performance makers, and this project is keen to help!

What you’ll get:

– Minimum of 4 paid gigs (£50 per gig) over a two-month period at selected club nights in the Art School.
– Events will be selected based on your individual practice in conversation with BUZZCUT & The Art School.
– Rehearsal and Meeting space on availability ( Minimum 1 full day per week)
– Rider provided
– Mentorship from the Art School and BUZZCUT and their associated artists from Scotland and further afield
– Opportunities to collaborate with students across Glasgow.
– Small materials budget
– Documentation of your work (Dependent on permission from the individual club nights)

Dates:

We have three slots available:

– February – March 2017
– April – May 2017
– June – July 2017

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for artists whose work doesn’t fit into traditional categories of theatre, dance, music or poetry. The residency is not for a gigging poet or band/musician, however these practices may be incorporated into the pieces you develop. We’re looking for artists who want to consider how their practices may be adapted for a loud, busy, boozy club context.

If you plan to use this residency and rehearsal space as part of a wider project you are engaged in we’d love to hear about it. This is not essential by any means🙂

The work you create must have a performative element but can be any length or any location in The Vic Bar. The artist must be based in Scotland. Artists based outside of Glasgow may still apply but we will sadly not be able to cover travel or accommodation costs.

We will not be accepting applications from Undergraduate or Postgraduate students.

How to apply:

Send your application by email to Lewis Prosser lewis@theartschool.co.uk  with the subject line ‘Art School Residency – Your Name’ and include:

– Name:

– Address:

– Phone number:

– Email Address:

– Up to 600 words on your practice, the work you want to develop as part of the residency and why this is important and interesting to you at this time:

  • Any supporting documentation you have of your work (videos, pictures):
  • Which 2-month slot(s) are you available for?:

The deadline for applications is Friday 6th January 2017

We look forward to reading your applications!

BUZZCUT & The Art School

Club: PVC Residents6th October, 2016

Continuing their mission to create an inclusive, fun and flirty club on a Thursday night, the PVC residents return with some mixes and a few words to help you slip back into their house. Come through on Thursday and get into a positive space!

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Tell us a little about what you do, and what you’ll be bringing to the PVC party?
Everything and anything to make you bounce. Junglehussy is stuck in a previous decade. Like a bad boy reunion tour that should of happened 20years ago, i.e LATE.

What has been your favourite past PVC party or guest?
So many 2 chose from! Bouncing around to Sunshower’s sets and whenever the two Sophie’s go back-to-back (Brandy Deep-Cuts/Cleoslaptra)

Tell us a track/artist (delete as apt) that sums up your last year?
What Is Real? – Tink

…and a track/artist you’ll be playing over the next year?
Da Baddest B****/Trina *on repeat*

What’s your favourite PVC poster?
Bossy Love poster was sizzling, Life’s a Peach was QT and Fun Flirty Fluid was norty.

What do you hope to see in the music/club scene in Glasgow over the next year?
More hot acts doing their own thing on small/large levels coming thru and also wanting to come thru.

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What have you been working on since the birth of PVC 1 year ago?
Over the past year I have been running my own club night called Dreamcast. I’ve set up a net-label called Roof Garden Records, i’ve released a digital album through Pedicure Records, and put out an EP on Not Like That!

What has been your favourite past PVC party or guest?
DJ Femme Fresh curated night w/ Joe Howe.

Tell us a track/artist that sums up your last year?
Empyrean Tears – Take Me Away / dJJ – just a lil.

…and a track/artist you’ll be playing over the next year?
The Person – Orangina (Toca Me Amor)!

What’s your favourite PVC poster?
Flower & toothpaste.

What do you hope to see in the music/club scene in Glasgow over the next year?
A shift away from the continued swell of derivative house/techno club nights towards a more creative, inclusive & intelligent Glasgow nightlife.

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What have you been working on since the birth of PVC 1 year ago?
Bits and pieces, moving in new directions as a DJ and working on making Stereo inclusive and accessibly.

What has been your favourite past PVC party or guest?
False Witness or Danny L Harle, the happy hardcore one was fun too.

Tell us a artist that sums up your last year?
It’s gonna have to be by labels – Mixpak, Bala Club, Qweenbeat, NON to name a few.

…and an artist you’ll be playing over the next year?
Gonna try and get away with as much nu-metal as possible #yolo!

What’s been your favourite PVC poster?
Gotta be the one with the tampons.

What do you hope to see in the music/club scene in Glasgow over the next year?
More diversity, more exclusivity and something that’s actually progressive and groundbreaking.

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What have you been working on since the birth of PVC 1 year ago?
Mostly playing at parties that involve glitter in some way. I curated a 3 floor collaborative party in a hotel w/ a lot of local talented djs, performers and designers. That was pretty dope. Now currently experimenting with producing some vogue tracks.

What has been your favourite past PVC party or guest?
I <3 having Bossy Love at PVC, as I’ve been a fan of them for a while and love their sound. Also my gals PUSSY PALACE who brought their fierceness to their hometown. Tell us a artist that sums up your last year? (i.e. as DJs at PVC, obv.)
Lsdxoxo, Ms Banks, Tinashe & Divoli S’vere <3 And a artist you’ll be playing over the next year?
Lil Kim AAF

What’s your favourite PVC poster?
My favourites are our launch party poster ‘peel slowly and see’ with the rubber glove and the banana and I also rly like the Danny L’Harle one too!

What do you hope to see in the music/club scene in Glasgow over the next year?
Leather.

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What have you been working on since the birth of PVC 1 year ago?
I’ve been working hard on PVC, trying to keep it moving, staying honest and representing our position in the club scene in Glasgow and further afield. I’ve started making some silly party music with fellow PVC DJ Sunshower as Kissu, as well as a new radio show we’re both working on together, called Waterproof for Datafruits.fm. I’ve also recorded a collaborative demo at Green Door studios under the name Gong Bath with some other Glasgow musicians and working on some ideas currently in production.

What has been your favourite past PVC party or guest?
Playing with Danny L Harle was a bit of a dream, and of course the crazed joy that was the freshers’ party last year that ended in Matthieu (ents convener at the time) pouring an entire can of orangeboom over himself in celebration come 3am.

Tell us a track that sums up your last year?
less love more sex – dj salinger rmx
most requested track since freshers last year all the way up to degree show. total cutesy banger and epitome of my time at PVC

and a track you’ll be playing over the next year?
rizzla – burning boat
this year i’m going to be playing sets full of cute but bassy, jumpy but danceable weirdness.

What’s your favourite PVC poster?
Flying tampons or sunscreen hot dog.

What do you hope to see in the music/club scene in Glasgow over the next year?
honest conversation, responsibility, mutual support and dumb fun