Glasgow International 2020

Festival 2016

GEORGIA HORGAN

Saturday

Calton Burial Ground
309-341 Abercromby Street
Glasgow
G40 2DD

Exhibition

Georgia Horgan uses video, performance, sculpture, appropriation and collaboration to research how histories are represented and politicised. This exhibition deals with the intersections between the European witch hunts and industrialisation, examining how this history can be articulated from a feminist perspective.

Calton Burial Ground is the memorial cemetery to the Calton Weavers, who were Glasgow textile workers killed during the 1787 strike. The burial ground is located on Abercomby Street, which was formerly known as Witch Loan as the road was believed to be bewitched.

Saturday takes the form of a performance lecture and screening, exploring the relationship between popular uprisings and the witch scares. In addition, a series of textile pieces are on display at the cemetery. These objects sit in opposition to the austerity of the traditional monuments and gravestones, inviting visitors to consider who or what deserves a memorial and what these memorials should be.

Horgan is the recipient of the Glasgow Open Bursary.

Supported by Glasgow International, The Elephant Trust, Clyde Gateway and Glasgow City Council Burial Services.

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