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Orographic_Oceanallover Tour. Wednesday 24th July 2019 MEET AT PORTREE HARBOUR JUST TURN UP 5.30PM £ FREE Oceanllover in association with Feral presents Orographic Spectacular outdoor performance fusing street theatre, live music and sculptural costume design inspired
Wednesday 24th July 2019
MEET AT PORTREE HARBOUR JUST TURN UP
Oceanllover in association with Feral presents
Spectacular outdoor performance fusing street theatre, live music and
sculptural costume design inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s landscape paintings
and humankind’s relationship to mountains.
Orographic is a new outdoor performance by leading physical theatre performance troupe Oceanallover inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s landscape paintings and humankind’s relationship to mountains. During July the company will be thrilling audiences across Scotland with FREE performances at unique outdoor locations showcasing their unique brand of street theatre combing carnival costume design and live music.
Oceanallover’s Artistic Director, Alex Rigg, has a long time interest in the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and in particular his lesser known landscape paintings. By the early 1920s, Mackintosh had abandoned his architectural practice entirely and moved to the south of France where he indulged his passion for watercolour landscape painting around the Vermilion coast and river valleys snaking into the high Pyrenees.
Orographic takes direct inspiration from the abstract lines and shapes that Mackintosh used to communicate the mountains and hillsides in his paintings, as well as the spectacular land masses of Scotland. The term itself was coined to describe the study of the formation and geographic features of mountains. Occeanallover’s music and spectacular costume design was influenced by spectacular land masses in Scotland such as Rackwick, Criffel, Cathkin Braes, Merrick, Ben Nevis, Ben Lomond, Arrochar Alps and the Campsie Fells. Thematically Orographic will consider the awe we experience when faced with a mountainous structure and the human desire throughout history to conquer such edifices.
Across the tour Oceanallover’s unique brand of pop-up theatre will be performed in locations as diverse as a harbourfronts, a forest, a castle and a mountain range. Their performance interventions are designed to subvert and surprise for an audience that is a mixture of the unwise, the unwary and the unwitting
SaF05 Scotland + Venice - Film by Charlotte Prodger + Q & A A screening of SaF05: the single channel video work by the Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger. Commissioned by Scotland
Scotland + Venice – Film by Charlotte Prodger + Q & A
A screening of SaF05: the single channel video work by the Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger. Commissioned by Scotland + Venice, SaF05 is currently being presented as part of the Collateral Events of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. This major new work builds upon Prodger’s sustained exploration of subjectivity, self-determination and queerness. It is the last in a trilogy of videos that began with Stoneymollan Trail (2015) followed by BRIDGIT (2016), for which she was awarded the 2018 Turner Prize. The work has been curated by Linsey Young in partnership with Cove Park, Scotland’s international artists’ residency centre, where the work was developed in its early stages.
This special event is part of The Scottish Tour of SaF05. The screening will be introduced by members of the Scotland + Venice team and will be followed by the short film The Making of Scotland + Venice 2019, by Martin Clark Films.
Please note, SaF05 talks openly about sexuality.
TICKETS AVAILABLE 2nd AUGUST 2019