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// 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