Outskirts brings many aspects of the Platform programme and community together for a festival day
Our annual celebration of cross art form experimentation returns this April with an impressive line-up of artists representing music, spoken word, film and moving image, visual arts, aerial performance and family events.
The full line-up has now been confirmed with extra names added including theatre-maker Martin O’Connor and sound artist Nichola Scrutton whose conversations with members of recovery cafes will form the basis of a sound installation; Platform’s artist in residence Deirdre Nelson’s who has collaborated with later life groups to produce a set of digitally printed tablecloths inspired by past and present Easterhouse; Performance maker, researcher and sound artist Harry Wilson presents Kairos a performance that explores relationship between performance and photography and O is For Hoolet – Ishbel McFarlane’s one-woman show about the Scots language.
They will be joined by 2015 Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph who teams up with The Twilight Sad singer James Graham for a unique collaboration; Glasgow-based “laboratory theatre company” Company of Wolves present A Brief History of Evil; Matthew Bourne performs Moogmemory, accompanied by visual artist Michael England’s moving images; audiences are invited to Ringside a one on one aerial performance from Ellie Dubois; acclaimed jazz duo Herschel 36 perform a specially commissioned score for Wunder der Schöpfung, the ground-breaking silent documentary.
This year Outskirts is collaborating with Glasgow International 2016 to present a mixed programme of work from Mandy McIntosh, Mega Hammer (a pop-up event from a collection of artists including Marvin Gaye Chetwynd & Jedrzej Cichosz) and Bitter Rose - a nomadic installation that invites audiences to join them on a walk from Bridgeton to Easterhouse.