Events & performances

William Joys Whitest Walls in Town(2018) Photo: Danny Cook

Christian Noelle Charles, Liv Fontaine, William Joys, Wassili Widmer
100 Eastvale Place Glasgow G3 8QG
23 Apr — 23 Apr 2020
This event was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

As part of the Gi2020 opening events at SWG3, Glasgow not-for-profit gallery Civic Room presents Hubris, a programme of performances exploring the human and the nonhuman, featuring new work by Christian Noelle Charles, Liv Fontaine, William Joys, and Wassili Widmer.

In ancient Greece, hubris signified an overreaching arrogance that angered the gods and led to the offender’s downfall. Here, hubris can be an act of transgression, one that challenges social norms in a way that may be inhumane or all too human. Fontaine challenges patriarchal pride and the idea of hysteria with musical accompaniment by Edwin Stevens; Joys – as a statue – is focused upon his own instability amidst social disruption; Widmer reflects on the promise of transhumanism and the limits of representation and desire; and Charles invites audiences on a fantastical joyride, offering an alternative route before arriving at SWG3 in time for the launch event.

Curated by Civic Room

This event takes place alongside the Glasgow International x David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) Opening Party with artists Nina Beier, Lina Lapelytė and Paul Maheke.