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.


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

Escapement – Enya Zia Fortuna & Blair Coron | Curated by Skaiste Klaniute5th August, 2016

Escapement

This newly commissioned live performance portrays a phantasmagorical depiction of labour. The title refers to the 13th century invention of the escapement, an early form of minimal clockwork consisting of a coiled spring and pendulum that allowed it to oscillate at a steady pace. The spread of portable watches played a key part in shaping modern society during the industrial revolution. The clock was used to synchronise labour and quantify productivity. Trapped in a tightly orchestrated cycle of production, Fortuna and Coron invoke and subvert ideas about the repercussions of time, work and discipline in contemporary society.

Enya Zia Fortuna (b. 1992, Kranj, Slovenia) is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Enya works primarily with performance, yet integrating elements from theatre, film and installation.

Blair Coron (b.1991, Fife, Scotland) is a musician/composer based in Glasgow. His musical inspiration comes from a multitude of avenues, ranging from folk, post rock, classical, minimalism, hints of electronic and ambience.

Tickets are free and can be booked here via Eventbrite.

Escapement is presented as part of the 2016 Graduate Degree Show at the Glasgow School of Art

Vivian Li – Spatial Construct29th June, 2016