WHAMMY! It’s the first bit of the programme!

FESTIVAL DATES: 5th – 9th APRIL 2017 !!

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Photo Credit: Julia Bauer
Image: Rachael Young and Dwayne Simms // OUT // Buzzcut Festival 2016

Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi! 

With a giggle and a wiggle, we’re gonna announce the first names for the programme of performances at BUZZCUT Festival 2017! YALDIIIIIIII! Below is about 40 artists, and we will continue to announce the other artists as we tie up some of the final bits and bobs with those glorious folks.

Festival dates are 5th – 9th April 2017 in the Pearce Institute in Govan – get em in your diaries! No tickets or booking required and all events are pay-what-you-can, just rock up and throw ursells in!

Without further ado-doo, here we go! In absolutely zero-order at all… xx

Anthony Hüseyin Pharaoh
Rebecca Davies 
Nic Green with Rosana Cade and Simone Kenyon
Peter Lannon, Ellie Dubois and Fizz Hood
Catherine Hoffmann
APOCALIPS
Ben Mills
Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
Daniel Oliver
Laurie Brown
Adam York Gregory and Gillian Jane Lees

Demi Nandhra 
Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir
Jack Stancliffe 

Edythe Woolley
Kylie Minoise
Fallope and The Tubes and The Veg Queens
// Side Burns Symposium //
Rosanna Irvine
Johnsmith
Ernestyna Orlowska
Grimalkin555
Katherine Araniello
Mamoru Iriguchi
// Close Shave – Live Art For Young People //
Robert Softley Gale
Kitty Fedorec
CONCH
Craig Manson
Natalie Ramus
Pauline Mayers
Rhiannon Armstrong
Shannon Cochrane and Amanda Coogan
Amy Rosa
Bridie Gane
Louisa Robbin
Deb Jones
Emily Walsh
Rachel Mars
FK Alexander
Jak Soroka
Femme Feral
Hannah Sullivan

LOADS OF LOVE FROM BUZZCUT XXXXXX

//SIDE BURNS SYMPOSIUM CALL OUT!//

Hiya!

We are totes delighted to be holding the second //SIDE BURNS// Symposium at //BUZZCUT// Festival 2017, taking place from 5th – 9th April at the Pearce Institute in Govan.

The call out for submissions is now open – and will close 13th February. Get your applications in 🙂

// Call for Participation: Coming Together, Falling Apart //

Side Burns is a space for critical reflection, open discussion and provocation for academics, artists, activists and audiences. It is an opportunity to present ideas generated by research, artistic practice and spectatorship in a relaxed daily programme as part of Buzzcut Festival 2017.

We invite those from all backgrounds and with interdisciplinary perspectives to examine how we might be able to create a common life together in divisive political circumstances.

A call for ‘unity’ is one that is repeated on all sides of politics. After his election, Donald Trump declared ‘it is time for us to come together as one united people,’ Theresa May has pledged to ‘unite the United Kingdom,’ whilst Nicola Sturgeon and Caroline Lucas are repeatedly calling for ‘unity against far right politics.’ But what does it mean to be united? Does it always demand opposition to outsiders, or are there other ways of coming together?

Gathering together as an artistic community in Glasgow, a city which voted for independence from the United Kingdom but unity with the European Union, we want to open up a conversation about how we make alliances, why we make them, our individual agency and our collective powers.

Side Burns seeks to create an environment for the sharing of radical ideas that is open and accessible for everyone to talk, listen, eat and imagine other possibilities for the society around us.

// We encourage collaboration, new ways of thinking and different ways of doing. //

// We encourage responses in the form of academic papers, practice-based presentations, sessions, events, panel proposals, interventions, etc. //

// We encourage you to be provocative, polemical, celebratory, revolutionary, experimental, generous, rebellious and radical. //

// We encourage applications from those located in Scotland, the United Kingdom and Internationally. //

// We welcome applications from those with disabilities and have resources to meet any accessibility requirements. //

Responses to this call may address issues which include but are not limited to: retaining individuality in a collective; claiming spaces of autonomy, agency and self-determination in a democracy; how to balance caring for each other with caring for ourselves; individuality as a neoliberal construct; solidarity and unity in fascism; explorations of heterogeneity and homogeneity; dehumanisation and simplification of masses of people (eg. the working classes, migrants) in mass media; nationalism as exclusionary and racist; nationalism as a mode of self-determination; pluralism and populism; explorations of legitimate modes of struggle such as protest, art or violence; the protection of minority rights in mass movements; who might be included and who is excluded in our vision of queer/arts/local communities.

All events at //BUZZCUT//, including Side Burns, are pay-what- you-can.

//BUZZCUT// is a radical community focused five-day performance festival that happens annually in Govan, Glasgow. Through an open application process the programme is made up of performances from a range of local, national and international artists working across live art, experimental theatre and dance. The entire event is pay-what- you-can and takes place in the Pearce Institute, a community centre with a hundred years of radical history. 

To apply, please email us a proposal that includes:

 An abstract, maximum 200 words (a summary of the ideas you wish to present, and how they would be presented)

 Any technical requirements you have, and the length of your proposed response.

 A brief biography, maximum 50 words

 Any access requirements you have.

If you would like to apply via a video message, please do. Ensure it contains the same above information within a 3 minute video.

Please email to buzzcutsideburn@gmail.com by midday on Monday 13 February 2017

If you have any questions please get in touch by email: buzzcutsideburn@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Love from all the Side Burns and Buzzcut team xxx

Side Burns is supported by the University of Glasgow and the Goethe Institut.

BUZZCUT and Gessnerallee Exchangeroo!

Hello, oh hi, yes hello!

See us lot at BUZZCUT? We’re all about making sweet connections and pulling together communities. And wouldn’t you know it, so are the beautiful team at Gessnerallee in Zurich! Kathrin Veser, co-director of this fine venue, came to BUZZCUT last year and vibed out on the solidarity of the community formed and the strength of the work. In fact she even went on to programme two pieces from BUZZCUT 2016 (Marc Gabriel and Foxy and Husk) at their wicked festival Keine Dizsiplin in Jan 2017.

We developed a wee idea together to burgeon some connection between the cities, artists and the festivals.. and it’s ON! With support from the British Council, we are completely delighted to be taking a group of Scotand-based artists to the aforementioned festival to see the performances in their programme, meeting artists from Switzerland, speaking about each others’ work and loosely making plans for potential futures. Very sadly, Rosana can’t make it out for the trip (she’s moving home that weekend!) but Nick and Karl will be there, alongside Greg Sinclair, Louise Ahl/Ultimate Dancer and Gillian Jane Lees.

Gessnerallee / Keine Disziplin website

Is there more? Aye, obviously! Kathrin Veser, some of the team from Gessnerallee and some of the artists we meet from Switzerland will come to BUZZCUT Festival in Govan between 5th – 9th April 2017. During this time, they’ll soak up the BUZZCUT atmosphere and meet a whole whack of everybody… anybody! And see loads of marvellous performances, naturally.

Again, this wasn’t going to be possible without the support from the British Council and we’re humbly grateful for them helping us!

Love BUZZCUT… this message sent to you from our new orifice in the Pearce Institute!

xXxXx

P.S – for those supercats wondering about our BUZZCUT Festival 2017 programme and their applications to it… we are imagining to be in touch by the end of next week if not before! All our love again, Team Buzz xx
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Festival 2017 Applications CLOSED! // December Fun Times at the CCA!

Heeeere we go!!

BUZZCUT Festival 2017 will take place from 5th – 9th April! Deadline for applications is now passed. For those of you who have applied, we will be back in touch in mid-January 2017

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//Autumn Fun Times at the CCA! //

HELLO DEAR PALS!

We’re super excited to be plowing into the Autumn with DOUBLE THRILLS our monthly performance programme at the CCA! We hope you can make it along for some super-fun times! Food // Music // Performance // Us // You // LOVE

Next up:

// December 14th // Daniel Oliver // Ultimate Dancer
+ afterparty in the CCA downstairs bar w/ FK Alexander, Hush and more!

See you there!

BUZZCUT xx

LET ENGLAND SHAKE // DOUBLE THRILLS AT CCA

Next up from BUZZCUT is our England tour of mini-fests called ‘Let England Shake’ and ALSO a monthly double bill of performances at the CCA, Glasgow called DOUBLE THRILLS!

COMING UP IN ‘DOUBLE THRILLS’:

Wednesday 11th May, 7pm – Steven Anderson // Hunt and Darton TICKETS

Wednesday 22nd June, 7pm – Local Triple Bill // Ira Brand TICKETS

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690759144524869/

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COMING UP IN ‘LET ENGLAND SHAKE’:

Starting at Camden People’s Theatre on Sunday 15th May! w/ Steven Anderson + Craig Manson! Part of A Nation’s Theatre TICKETS

https://www.facebook.com/events/596317947192919/permalink/601764519981595/

And then:

Leeds, Live Art Bistro, Sunday 19th June w/ Harry Wilson, Mamoru Iriguchi and Aby Watson
Colchester Arts Centre, Sunday 10th July w/ Nic Green, FK ALEXANDER and Peter McMaster
Brighton, The Spire, w/ FK ALEXANDER and Ichi Pinks, DATES TBC

 

Supported by Arts Council England and University of Chichester

 

OLDER POSTS…

 

//INFO VIDEO//

Here’s some info about how to get here and a few other bits and bobs…

//BROCHURE RELEASED!//

And now delighted to share the brochure of artists, performances and loads more info on //BUZZCUT// 2016!

The far-blas Laurie Brown has made this and it’s EXCELLENT!

Less than two weeks to Buzz time… see you in the circle pit!

Massive love xxxx

// At HOME with BUZZCUT //

We’re so chuffed and delighted to have created this new system of supporting artists alongside Home Live Art 🙂 Have a good read of the info below and then click on the link to read through about Home Live Art… they’re pretty DELISH!

Love Buzzcut xx

This year //BUZZCUT// and Home Live Art are joining forces to give four artists the opportunity to attend the festival through //at HOME with BUZZCUT// bursaries.With over 400 applications to Buzzcut 2016 and limited amount of programme space, together the teams have selected four applicants from the list unable to be programmed to still go to the festival as attendees.

An opportunity to see the programme, grow connections and benefit from five days of interesting conversations and communal meals, the chosen artists will also receive financial support to cover the costs of their travel, accommodation and per diems.

The selected artists for 2016 are:

Alicia Jane Turner

Kayleigh Handley

Mary Pearson

Tim Jeeves

Talking about the new collaboration with Buzzcut, HLA co-director Jane Greenfield noted “Home Live Art is thrilled to be supporting the wonderful Buzzcut festival this year!  With our modest resources we wanted to find a way of supporting artists in the most direct way possible. So we have teamed up with Buzzcut by offering travel and accommodation expenses to a number of artists who didn’t quite make the final festival line up but whom we all felt would benefit from attending the festival”

HOME LIVE ART WEBSITE

//COR BLIMEY! 2016 LINE UP//

WOWAWOWAWOWAWOWAWOWAWOWAWOWA!!!

We are absolutely over the moon to introduce our totally bang on line up of artists and companies for the 2016 festival, 6th – 10th April at the Pearce Institute. More surprise additions are still TBC, so we’ll keep you posted. We’ll be releasing a full schedule in March with all the show info and times. But until then, suck your eyes balls on this fiesta!

(Remember: BUZZCUT is pay-what-you-can, with no tickets to be booked at any point. So you can just turn up and see all the work!)

(These are listed in absolutely no particular order!)

NEWLY ANNOUNCED:
Alejandra Herrera
Lechedevirgen Trimegisto

Mary Coble

Ria Hartley

Weeks and Whitford with Shaun Caton

Krishna + Ray

Lesley Ewen & Catherine Hoffmann

Mr. Ferris

Mamoru Iriguchi

Aby Watson

Gillian Jane Lees and Adam York Gregory

Richard Layzell

David Sheppeard

Gavin Krastin

Kris Canavan

Mish Grigor

Robert Hardaker

Louise Doyle

Laura Gonzalez

Martyn Garside

FK Alexander

Copperbox Collective

Hellen Burrough

Lucy Hutson

Close Shave Imaginate Scratch

Madeleine Botet de Lacaze

Tilley and Del

Katy Baird

They Are Here

Will Dickie

Rachel Young

Vivian Ezugha

Intergenerational Dance Party

Sarah Glass

Aniela Piasecka and Paloma Proudfoot

Amy Rosa

Clive Mitchell

Fallopé and the Tubes

Fiona Soe Paing

Harry Wilson

Jak Soroka

Antonija Livingstone + Nadia Lauro

jamie lewis hadley

Lucy McCormick

Steve Nice

Jack Ellis

Kayleigh O’Keefe

Bob Moyler

Creation Station

Katy Dye

Scrimshaw Collective

Nic Green and Tam McGarvey

Emma Frankland

Foxy and Husk

Joely Fielding

Laura Murphy, Terry O’Connor, Moe Shoji, Bridie Moore

Marc Gabriel

Morven Mulgrew

If you need any more info at this point then get in touch on glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com

//VOLUNTEER CALL OUT!//

LINK TO VIDEO VERSION

Deadline: 16 March 2016 at 16:30

//BUZZCUT// is a 5-day artist-led experimental performance festival that happens in the Pearce Institute in Govan. Across the five days there will be over 60 performances from artists from all over the Scotland, the UK and the world.

Every year, in order to make //BUZZCUT// happen we depend on a team of amazing volunteers to help us ensure everything runs smoothly!

//BUZZCUT// 2016 will run from 6 – 10 April and we will need people to help us set up/ take down so we are looking for volunteers between 3 – 11th April. You can commit to one day or the whole festival and we are flexible to make your experience with //BUZZCUT// as good as it can be!

We are looking for people to help out with a variety of roles, from Front of House, Box Office, Artists Assistants, BSL interpreting, personal assistants, childcare and Technical/Production support. We want you to have a brilliant time working with us and so we’re keen for you to be involved in whatever area interests you most. It’s a great chance to gain some experience in an artist lead-environment, & as well as meeting great people you’ll also get:

//FOOD// – we’ll be providing lunch for everyone involved in the festival during the festival dates
//SHOWS// – if there are shows you really want to see you won’t have to work during them
//PARTY// – we’ll be throwing you a party at the end of the festival, just to say thanks
//TRAVEL// – travel expenses on the days of your volunteering

SOUND GOOD? Send us an email letting us know what you’d like to be doing, what your availability across the festival dates is like, and why you’d like to be a part of BUZZCUT to buzzcutlucy@gmail.com with ‘volunteer 2016’ as the subject.
We especially welcome disabled volunteers and we have plans & resources available to support you in your volunteer role. Please get in touch if there is anything you’d like to discuss.

Location: Glasgow City

For further information, please contact buzzcutlucy@gmail.com

The deadline is Wednesday 16 March 2016 at 16:30.

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//BUZZCUT PROGRAMME TO BE DECIDED IN JANUARY 2016//

We’re working tres, tres hard to decide on the programme for BUZZCUT 2016. More info from us SOON! Buzz Fest is 6th – 10th April 😉

In the mean time…

NICE WORDS FROM LYN GARDNER

// BUZZCUT SIDE BURNS SYMPOSIUM APPLICATION WINDOW NOW CLOSED//

6-10 April 2016

Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow.

// Call for Participation: Strengthening Communities in Precarious Times //

We invite those from all disciplines with interdisciplinary perspectives to examine how communities can be strengthened, supported and nurtured in times of economic, political, ecological and social crisis.

As part of their fifth festival //BUZZCUT// are holding a symposium event in association with the University of Glasgow. //BUZZCUT//’s ethos is centred around the enquiry, ‘How can an event strengthen a community?’ and looks to open up new spaces for performance to happen and bring new audiences to live art. With this in mind, this symposium seeks to reimagine structures around the sharing of ideas, and create an environment that is open and accessible for those of all backgrounds to come together to eat, talk, think and dance.

As we face the violence of government-enforced austerity policies, those in the arts and university sectors, those with precarious incomes and those reliant on a welfare system come together to share and examine ways to resist divisive rhetoric, create supportive environments and imagine alternative futures.

// We encourage collaboration, new ways of thinking and different ways of doing. //

// We encourage responses in the form of papers, practice-based presentations, sessions, events, panel proposals, interventions, etc. //

// We encourage you to be provocative, polemic, celebratory, revolutionary, experimental, generous, rebellious and radical. //

// We encourage you to think about public engagement, we want you to ensure that your ideas can communicate with a broad and diverse audience. //

// We encourage you to think about the space you might present in and who might be present in that space. //

// We encourage applications from those located in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland and internationally. //

// We welcome applications from those with disabilities and have resources to meet accessibility requirements. //

Responses to this call may refer, but are not limited to: education, arts and elitism; politics and art in areas of economic deprivation; money as a corrupting/liberating force; social struggles extending to migrants, refugees and displaced peoples; gentrification and social cleansing; inclusion and exclusion in the arts; communities as a mode of resistance to commodification/exploitation/oppression/ecological destruction; the strengths and weaknesses of socially engaged/community arts practice; models of free education; the arts as an anti-capitalist endeavour; alternative modes of social organisation; thinking locally, acting globally; independence and solidarity; alternative economies; arts and austerity.

The conference will be concurrent with //BUZZCUT// and everyone will be able to attend both the conference and festival, with all events pay what you can.

//BUZZCUT// is a radical artist-led five day performance festival that happens annually in Govan, Glasgow. Through an open application process the programme is made up of sixty performances from a range of local, national and international artists working across live art, experimental theatre and dance. The entire event is pay-what-you-can and takes place in the Pearce Institute, a community centre with a hundred years of radical history. For more information on //BUZZCUT// please go to the websitehttps://glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com/

To apply, please send us proposal that includes:

  • An abstract [A summary of your proposed contribution] (200 words max)
  •  A suggestion of the location(s) the proposal may be appropriate to [in Govan].
  •  A brief biographical note (50 words max).
  •  Any additional access requirements or technical resources you may require to participate/present.

 If you would like to apply via a video message, please do so. Ensure it contains the same above information within a 3 minute video.

Please email to buzzcutsideburn@gmail.com by the end of Friday 11 December 2015.

If you have any questions please get in touch on the symposium email: buzzcutsideburn@gmail.com.

Nick Anderson, Rosana Cade (//BUZZCUT//), Dr Stephen Greer (University of Glasgow) and Phoebe Patey-Ferguson (Goldsmiths).

(application window now closed) INFO AND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS // BUZZCUT 2016!

Hello from //BUZZCUT// We hope you’re doing brilliantly!

We are Nick Anderson and Rosana Cade, two friends and performance makers who run //BUZZCUT//, which is a performance and live-art festival that happens annually in Glasgow. We’re super psyched and delighted to be working towards our fifth 5-day festival! WOWZA!

//BUZZCUT// will be taking place from Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th April 2016 at The Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow.

//BUZZCUT// is a collaboration between two artists in Glasgow dedicated to creating exciting, supportive environments for artists and audiences to experiment with live performance.

//BUZZCUT// looks to open up new spaces for performance to happen, to bring new audiences to live art, and to create new opportunities for artists to make and share work.

//BUZZCUT// is about sharing; sharing food, sharing ideas and support, opening up doors and sharing homes.

//BUZZCUT// is about knowing we can be lateral… and actively disobeying hierarchies.

We are accepting applications from artists who work within live-art and performance.

We welcome applications from disabled artists and have new resources to meet accessibility requirements.

This year we won’t be accepting applications from people who are currently in undergraduate education. If you’d like further details on this then do get in touch… and of course we’d love for you to come and get involved in the festival in other ways!

We are really thrilled to announce that //BUZZCUT// 2016 will be supported financially through Creative Scotland, University of Chichester and University of Winchester. Thanks to that support, we are able to offer the following resources to artists:

// We will have developed and strengthened technical support and technicians to operate each performance. We are not able to cover material costs for individual shows, but will help source things locally for free where possible. //

// Full travel costs paid by us. Unfortunately this doesn’t extend to producers or technicians. International artists: We may only be able to offer a contribution to your travel, as we are unable to pay for long haul flights //

// Large free lunch events every day of the festival for artists, our team and all traveling delegates to sit down together at the beginning of the day //

// £100 fee for each artist involved in the festival. For example, if three artists are collaborating as part of your performance/application… you would receive £300. Again, we’re sorry this doesn’t include producers or technicians //

// Video and photo documentation of your work //

// Free accommodation in a Glasgow resident’s home – these people are always known and trusted by our organisational team //

// A large presence of UK-wide and international producers, festival programmers/venues and artist-led organisations //

// The possibility of seeing all the other work in the 5-day festival for free //

// Finally, a welcoming, warm and friendly environment to show your work in and become part of a community! //

You can get the application form on the // APPLICATION FORM: 2016! // page on our website 🙂 www.glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com

Please send the completed application form to glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com along with a copy of your performance c.v. by the end of Monday 30th November 2015. If you’d like to apply via a video message, please do so! Answer the questions and supply the information within a 3 minute video and send to the same address.

All our love, Nick and Rosana x

All the love, BUZZCUT x

// OUT OF THE WOODS WEEKENDER @ FOREST FRINGE, AUGUST 2015 //

GROUP PHOTO WITH TJB IN FRAME

29 & 30 August

Read through all artists’ bios and show copy here: https://issuu.com/glasgowbuzzcut/docs/buzzcut_forest_fringe_programme_2_f/1?e=0

All day

Hello!

Friday 28th August
14.00 – 20.00 // Selina Thompson, Race Cards // The Cutting Room (durational)

Saturday 29th August
13.00 – 14.00 // Louise Orwin, A Girl and A Gun // Studio
14.00 – 20.00 // Selina Thompson, Race Cards // The Cutting Room (durational)
15.30 – 16.30 // Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke, Flood Plans // Studio
18.00 – 19.00 // McCulloch and Black, Fermented Ink (Vol.2) // Studio
20.00 – 21.00 // Scottee, Party Piece // Studio (Forest Fringe programme)
21.30 – 22.30 // Eilidh MacAskill, STUD // Main Hall

Sunday 30th August
12.30 – 18.30 // Selina Thompson, Race Cards // The Cutting Room (durational)
13.00 – 16.00 // Susannah Hewlett, The Erinsborough Fringe // Studio (durational)
17.00 – 18.00 // McCulloch and Black, Fermented Ink (Vol.2) // Studio
18.45 – 19.45 // Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke, Flood Plans // Studio
19.30 – 22.30 // TJB/FKA, 2 < 4 : AIR // TBC

20:30 – 21:30 // Louise Orwin, A Girl and A Gun // Studio

21.45 – 22.45 // Eilidh MacAskill, STUD // Main hall

How on earth are you? Really excellent we hope!

Welcome to BUZZCUT // OUT OF THE WOODS WEEKENDER!

We are BUZZCUT, a collaboration between two friends and artists based in Glasgow, dedicated to opening up radical new opportunities for the development of experimental performance practice in Scotland. We have presented four annual 5-day festivals and worked with lots of different organisations to create other events throughout the year.

We are totally chuffed to be working with our good pals Forest Fringe again and to be presenting this exceptional weekend of performance from a group of artists who we have been supporting this year. Half of them are based in Scotland, half of them are from elsewhere in the UK. All of the artists showed early versions of their work at BUZZCUT festival and then came with us on a residency in the Scottish highlands funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Here at BUZZCUT we strongly believe in investigating and opening up ideas what live-art can be and who it can be for. These artists bring a diverse and thorough range of practices and we can’t wait to be with them and YOU!

All our love, BUZZCUT x
All our love, Nick and Rosana x

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//An update from Buzz-land // post-festival residency supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation//

Hello glorious folks… we hope that you’re doing mega, mega well!

GROUP PHOTO WITH TJB IN FRAME


We, Nick and Rosana, Rosana and Nick, team Buzzcut, wanted to say thank you massively to everyone involved in any way at Buzzcut. If you were an audience, if you were an artist, if you were a volunteer, if you were a passer-by or if you were Glaswegian… we were all in that room together, and there’s no denying that! It was a community, and we will see its like again! Massive, massive love.

We wanted to share some information with you about a new residency and onward support project we are in the process of, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation…

As organisers of Buzzcut, we often run off to do our own projects immediately after the festival and we also tend to have differing types of personal mini-breakdowns post-fest, ha! In the past we have also felt like the very strong artist community that is present at Buzzcut is something we recognise and something we are keen to develop more fully beyond the festival.

Often in artists’ applications for the festival they speak about how they see BUZZCUT as an opportunity to get lots of feedback and have discussions surrounding their burgeoning piece/practice. We think that this does happen at the festival, but is probably sometimes lost a little bit in the effin’-chaos of the high octane festival energy. We wouldn’t ever want to limit that chaos and energy during the festival, so we put together this residency proposal, asking ourselves what would be the most ideal situation for discussing and supporting artists’ work, and sent it off to Jerwood Charitable Foundation. We were considering the easily accessible and vast, open landscapes in Scotland, we were thinking about creating a space which wouldn’t be rushed and we were hoping to find a meaningful group experience. We were de-bloody-lighted to be granted the funding!

When we were looking through all the applications to the festival, we were keeping in mind the other residency project and waiting for certain things to come up in why they had applied to Buzzcut. Things like whether or not this was the first time they had showed the piece, if it was a new collaboration or if it was the beginning of a much longer inquiry. At that point back in January we contacted the artists directly and started planning a bit of what the experience might be.

Immediately after the festival, we ventured 3 hours north to a pretty ridiculous, posher than posh, post-colonial semi-nightmare/semi-dream house called Glentromie Lodge. We were with a group of artists who’d shown new works at Buzzcut and they are: Louise Orwin, Selina Thompson, Thomas McCulloch and Steph Black, Eilidh MacAskill, FK Alexander and Thomas John Bacon, Susannah Hewlett, Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke. We also invited Richard Layzell as a group facilitator and Veronica (Buzzcut dream-chef and best pal) on the food duties.

The 10 day period up north allowed enough space for each artists to receive a morning’s feedback in the way that they were happy for. In the afternoons we would go for walks, stare at open fires, learn how to use bits of technology we owned but couldn’t function and took naps… It should be mentioned that we didn’t do everything together at the same time 🙂

Speaking solely for the two of us, we’ve come back with a strong sense of what Buzzcut was last month… and we have a powerful vision for what it will be in the future. Beautifully, we’re in a position of knowing that Buzzcut ain’t coming to any sort of end any time soon… next year will be our fifth (FIFTH!?) annual festival and we’ve got some hella-mega plans to start working on, basically from now 🙂

We’re also aware that the the residency feels like a pretty essential thing, so we’ll probably start seeking out the ways to do it again next year.

In the meantime, the artists from this residency experience will continue on their processes with this work and we will be putting together a really exciting event in Edinburgh this August… so watch this space!

And in the mean-meantime… look at this amazing picture from the last day of the residency. Richard Layzell is in an actual elephant’s foot/umbrella holder! Thomas Bacon, we’re sorry you missed this pic… so we have edited a pic of you into it. Can you see where? It’s very subtle 🙂

Ok… here at BUZZCUT HQ we’re sending out massive, massive, massive smoochy smoochies.

We love you xx
Nick and Rosana and the whole BUZZCUT team xx

Online brochure :)

Her is our online beautifully crafted brochure lovely folks 🙂 x

If you would like us to email you a pdf, then drop us a line on glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com and you can have it for yourself!

https://issuu.com/glasgowbuzzcut/docs/buzz_full_programme_2015/1?e=0

// SCHEXY SCHEDULE //

We are pleased to be able to share with you the daily schedules for the total bonanza that is going to be //BUZZCUT// festival 2015!!! You can see them listed above on different pages in a slightly weird order. (thank you wordpress free blog)

The festival is based at the Pearce Institute in Govan. Most days will begin with either a talk or workshop in the morning, then a programme of performances throughout the afternoon and evening, and later on we will be taking the festival to some of our favourite city centre Glasgow haunts to continue the conversations and party into the night…

All day at the Pearce Institute Stereo will be serving up delicious food and drinks from a special pop-up bar inside the venue, and we’re mega excited by a new collaboration with Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, who will be serving hot indian street food from a trailer outside – YOWZA!

Soon we will be publishing a full online programme with all the info and images about individual performances and artists, but get in touch if you want more info about anything at this point 🙂

If you want to come, all you need to do is come! No pre-booking required, and everything is pay-what-you-can.

S E E  Y O U  T H E R E ! ! !