‘i’ – The Opera
Set in an oppressively happy valley ruled by a mad king and his morose daughter, ‘i’ is a twisted love story about an inventor who teaches his invention how to speak.. Featuring 3D animation, upcycled costumes, live and electronic music, and a libretto generated by a neural network.
Booking required, fees apply (£10 / £8 concession); please book through The Art School Website.
Wed 25th April, 7.30-9pm
Thurs 26th April, 7.30-9pm
Susanne Nørregård Nielsen
Pencil to Paper
In this playful interdisciplinary work Nielsen responds to Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s (1889-1943) text ‘Remarks on Teaching Decorative Design’ (1922) for a series of drawings on paper.
For the first 15 years of Taeuber-Arp’s career she taught Design and Embroidery at The Zurich School of Art and Craft, and in this text she shows how to develop textile design. A rare insight into her creativity method, it is translated into English for the first time by Nielsen. Taeuber-Arp saw applied and fine art as equals, despite the art world relegating textiles, a ‘feminine’ form of craft, to the sidelines.
Wed 17 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sun: 10am-5pm
War of the Corners
This new solo commission of audio-visual and sculptural works by Glasgow-based Torsten Lauschmann takes its title from a war of words that broke out in 18th century Paris when an elitist French opera had to make way for a sudden wave of populist Italian opera.
At a time when populist and nationalist vocabularies have again re-surfaced, Lauschmann creates a series of ambitious new works which interact with and reframe referents and resources from high and low culture, thus drawing together abstraction, humour, politics and art.
Supported by Glasgow International, The Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art.
Tue 17 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sun, 10am-5pm