To conclude Backstage Production, Theatrum Mundi’s month-long exhibition and open office, Theatrum Mundi is hosting a long weekend of discussions, performances, readings and screenings that will reveal the invisible ways that artists’ homes underpin the cultural life of the city.
Alongside their research into different approaches to the provision of infrastructures for culture, Theatrum Mundi are bringing together artists, musicians, performers, writers, curators and researchers to discuss home as a cultural infrastructure. They will be talking about kitchen tables, spare bedrooms, home offices, home studios, garages, sheds, bedrooms, bathrooms and gardens, as well as the social, political, historical, geographical and urban conditions around them and how work is made or influenced by them. They aim to share some homemade work and consider what happens when a place of dwelling becomes a workplace or home becomes the work itself.
They will be inviting practitioners from across different creative fields to discuss their relationship with the domestic in their practice. Through the screenings and discussions, they would also like to look at historical examples from Virginia Woolf’s room of her own, through Margaret Tait’s films set around her home in the Orkneys, to Derek Jarman’s cottage and garden in Dungeness. They are likely to also do some future gazing and consider whether home as a cultural infrastructure is going to become more prominent in the future. Should growing cities such as Glasgow pay more attention to these spaces?
All the events are free and open to all, with separate registration for each day.
Friday 21 June
18.30 Doors open
19.00 Homemade art panel discussion with researcher and TM Fellow Susannah Haslam, further speakers will be announced shortly
20.30 DJ Fergus Clark and drinks
Saturday 22 June
A series of Workroom Conversations On Homework will invite practitioners to open up a conversation around the way domestic space shapes their craft. The workroom floor is open for your contributions. Including visual artist Stephen Sutcliffe, filmmaker Margaret Salmon, musician & performer Flora Pitrolo, TM Young Fellow Michael Gozo – further contributors to be announced shortly. Tea and cake between each conversation.
16.00 Workroom Conversation On Homework : House
17.00 Workroom Conversation On Homework: Street
18.00 Workroom Conversation On Homework: City
19.00 Cucina Povera acoustic performance
20.00 DJ Yves, DJ Flora Pitrolo (ACC) and drinks
Sunday 23 June
15.00 Walk and readings – led by artist Toby Paterson and poet Niall Campbell
17.00 Out of Office: what TM’s team does when they are not making a living – round table discussion with presentations and readings over afternoon tea
19.00 Screening – Estate: A Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Homemade is curated and organised by Theatrum Mundi in partnership with Agile City and forms part of Architectural Fringe 2019. The programme is generously supported by Creative Scotland.
These events are part of a wider exhibition / open studio titled ‘Backstage Production’. More information on this exhibition available here.