Monthly Archives: July 2012


//BUZZCUT// 2013 // 27th – 31st March

//BUZZCUT// Festival 2013 is kindly supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.


//BUZZCUT// Volunteer Call Out  2013


//BUZZCUT// is a collaboration between two artists in Glasgow dedicated to creating exciting, supportive environments for artists and audiences to experiment with cutting edge 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// believes in strengthening and broadening communities, in bringing people from different walks of life together in one circle to ask challenging questions.


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


We could not have put on last year’s festival without the amazing and generous help of our volunteers, and we’re currently looking for our 2013 team! 


The 2013 festival will run from the 27th – 31st of March and we’re looking for help before as well as during the festival.   This year we want to use Buzzcut to question how a festival can strengthen a community, and will be based in the Trongate area of Glasgow for the first four days, and then in Maryhill for the final day.  We’ll be looking for two teams – a tech team and a team for box office, front of house and promotions.  It’s a great chance to gain some experience in an artist lead-environment, and 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’s a show (or shows) you really want to see you won’t have to work during it


//Party// – we’ll be throwing you a party at the end of the festival, just to say thanks 


SOUND GOOD? Send us an email letting us know what you’d like to be doing, what your availability in March is, and why you’d like to be a part of Buzzcut to with ‘ volunteer 2013’ as the subject.   


Buzzcut x


Calling all live artists to be part of…


 Deadline 10pm 21st December 2012 

//BUZZCUT//is an artist-led performance festival in Glasgow, which celebrates and supports artists from all stages of their practice.

We’re so excited to be returning for our 2nd festival next March and we’ve been asking ourselves the question: ‘What do we know? What do we still need to learn?’

 Between 27th – 31st March, we aim to be programming over 50 pieces of work over 2 venues and having //BUZZCUT// be a meeting point for all kinds of communities across Glasgow and further.

 We are accepting proposals from live artists from across Britain and beyond. We’re really keen to hear from as many people as possible and also how your piece responds to the same question we’ve been asking ourselves: ‘What do we know? What do we still need to learn?’

 //BUZZCUT// will provide artists with:

  • The opportunity to create a new piece of work, show an existing piece of work, or try out a new idea in a supportive environment 
  • A platform to showcase work to invited producers and programmers from across Britain
  • The opportunity to become part of a new performance community
  • Free, homemade, hot food each day of the festival from our //BUZZCUT// chef
  • Specially created artistic meet and greet events every day
  • Full documentation of your work through film and photographs

We would also like to pay for your travel if we’re able to accept your application for the programme. This can’t be confirmed at the moment but we will let you know as soon as we know.

If you are coming to the festival from outside Glasgow, there will also be the opportunity to stay with a Glasgow-based artist with no accommodation costs.

 //BUZZCUT// is about people. It’s about art and it’s about sharing.

 You can email us for an application form on

Or you can copy and paste it from our website on

Twitter: @glasgowbuzzcut

Or find us on facebook as Buzzcut Glasgow and add us as a friend:



In collaboration with Tramway, //BUZZCUT// presents: ‘5 Minutes to Move Me’ as part of Fresh Faced on Saturday 15th December in the afternoon.

We are looking for 3 artists to create a 5 minute, one-on-one performance that takes place over a table, responding to the Fresh Faced theme of ‘An Alternative Christmas’.

As an alternative to excessive Christmas spending we’d like to invite you to creatively respond to a £5 budget and see how far you can make that money go!

We can also offer a fee of £50 as well as travel expenses.

Fresh Faced is a regular cross-arts event at Tramway for young people:

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please email with a brief outline of your idea for a 5 minute performance by 5pm on Monday 3rd December.

T H A N K S !

Love Buzzcut x


Welcome to //BUZZCUT// at Summerhall! 

After Glasgow was rocked by //BUZZCUT// 2012, Edinburgh came calling! We are very excited to be presenting four outstanding artists from our March programme with their cutting edge performances, developed specially for this event. Bringing radical and riotous performance from across Britain, on a DIY punk ethic… the times they are a-changing!

See you there! 
Love //BUZZCUT//
Day 1
Richard DeDomenici – Popaganda – Saturday 4th August, 17:30
An international scandal has erupted after it was discovered that key details of monologist Richard DeDomenici’s new show Popaganda are actually true.
Sit back and relax to the dulcet tones of Richard DeDomenici’s songs that aren’t real, facts that aren’t funny, and jokes that don’t rhyme, in his new show Popaganda.
A jetlagged litterpicker of the world’s cultural landfill, watch DeDomenici throw western civilisation at the wall, caution to the wind, and see what sticks.
Like the Large Hadron Collider, Popaganda seeks to find new meaning through frenetic bombardment. Like a can of tomato soup Popaganda is condensed, easily digestible, and likely to stain.
‘Richard DeDomenici is an excellent example of the best that live art has to offer. Clever, tremendously funny, powerfully political, and unafraid to be accessible.’
The Herald
Day 1
Louise Orwin – Humiliation Piece – Saturday 4th August, 18:35 
‘Louise wants to be everything to you tonight- this is her last chance. Watch her squirm and struggle through a dastardly game of Truth and Dare controlled and judged by you: she’s willing to go that extra mile to keep that smile on your face, but if she fails, she knows punishment lies in your hands. A one-woman crusade to the ultimate exhilarating performance, think Truth-or-Dare meets X-Factor-judgement-day meets Fun-House-gunge-tank: what does entertainment mean to you?’
Louise is an London-based artist-researcher. A performer-videographer-photographer, she is preoccupied with liveness, awkwardness, femininity and masochism- but above all, she likes to have fun.
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Day 2
Andrew Houston Its Ok. I’m just a video – Sunday 5th August, 17:30
The live is often recorded, it then becomes something else, something much easier to take, something edited and framed. With that in mind are you watching? Closely? I know there’s a lot to take in, maybe too much? It’s about the live, the recorded, imagery, concept and process.
It is framed, it is unframed, I am one thing, I may be another, but its ok, I’m just a video.
Day 2
Murray Wason – Automaton – Sunday 5th August, 18:35


Since Isaac Asimov defined the story of the robot in 1950 humans have been re-imagining the future and shaping technology in our own images. In this new solo piece from Murray Wason his newly invented automatons will attempt to examine the flesh/synthetic relationship of the human body and to get inside the mind of the machines. Do they have the edge? What can we not yet recreate?

In the story of the automaton the future is uncertain. There are worlds created and destroyed, projections of the past and visions of what may be. In this exuberant development of the Automaton performance series wason will present his new life-like inventions to you.

Welcome to AUTOMATON.

Venue number26
Box office phone: 0845 874 3001

Address: 1 Summerhall,Edinburgh, EH9 1QH

Prices: £10(£7) for 1 day, £15(£11) for 2 days