Oh look at this… !!!

Here’s a link to all the beautiful images, copies and other info ahead of Wednesday 23rd’s opening day of BUZZCUT !

Big looooove xx





IT’S VERY NEAR GOVAN SUBWAY STATION. HERE’S A MAP: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=The+Pearce+Institute&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=the+pearce+institute&cid=16569915754218935943&ei=hTg8U56zDsanhAfo9YCoDQ&ved=0CJoBEPwSMAo


14:30 – ongoing(Installation and 1-on-1, sign up for slots) and you will find yourself again only in the simple and forgotten things – amy rosa The Bridges Room
14:30 – ongoing(Installation and 1-on-1, sign up for slots) NICE Healing – Louise Ahl Room 31
14:30 – ongoing(1-on-1) 5 Minutes to Move Me – Edward Crawley The Cafe
14:30 – ongoing(Installation) small things* – Tom Frankland The Cafe
17:45 – 18:00 Festival Welcome! The Cafe
18:00 – 18:45 I hope you never love anyone as much as I love you – Kim Donohoe and Ellie Dubois The Mary Barbour
19:00 – 19:20 You Don’t Come Alone – Conor Baird The Vestibule
19:30 – 19:40 THIS, HERE I – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 20:45 Britney Spears custody battle vs. Zeus in swan rape shocker – Lucy Hutson The Mary Barbour
21:15 – 21:25 Sing It! Spirit of Envy! – Rachel Mars Brechin’s
21:30 – Ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) We Dream of Starlight: Episode 1- The Dotted Q The Bridges Room
13:00 – ongoing (Installation and 1-on-1, sign up for slots) NICE Healing – Louise Ahl Room 31
13:00 – ongoing (1-on-1) 5 Minutes to Move Me – Andrew Simpson The Cafe
13:00 – ongoing(Installation and performance moments) DANAIDS! – The Female Horde – Cara Berger The Cafe
13:00 – 17:00(Installation) Karōshi (過労死)Trans. “death from overwork” – Amy Conway The Square Space
14:00 – 15:00 Sporopollen – Veale and Rigg Outdoor*
15:30 – 16:15 BIG MAN – Peter Lannon The Mary Barbour
16:45 – 17:30 small things* – Tom Frankland The Vestibule
17:45 – 18:30 Karōshi (過労死)Trans. “death from overwork” – Amy Conway The Mary Barbour
18:45 – 18:55 Sing It! Spirit of Envy! – Rachel Mars The Cafe
19:00 – 19:30 Bad Manners – Maxwell McCarthy The Vestibule
19:45 – 19:55 THIS, HERE II – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 21:00 Pretty Ugly – Louise Orwin The Mary Barbour
21:00 – ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


11:00 – 12:00 Artsadmin Bursary Surgery The Cafe
12:45 – 18:45(Installation) Slap Talk – Action Hero The Vestibule
13:00 – ongoing(Installation) Open Barbers Pop-Up Salon – Open Barbers The Bridges Room
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1, sign up for slots) Exposure – Jo Bannon Room 31
13:00 – ongoing (1-on-1) Five Minutes to Move Me – Thomas McCulloch The Cafe
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1, sign up for slots) Hurtling – Greg Wohead Outdoor*
13:30 – 16:00(30 minute slots for 15 people at a time) Gorge: Service – I’m With You The Mary Barbour
17:00 – 18:00 We, Object – Figs in Wigs The Mary Barbour
19:00 – 19:30 Give me a reason to live – Claire Cunningham The Mary Barbour
19:45 – 19:55 THIS, HERE III – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 21:00 A Conversation – Nigel Barret and Louise Mari The Vestibule
21:00 – ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


12:45 – 14:00(limited capacity) DANCE CLASS: a performance – Gillie Kleiman The Mary Barbour
13:00 – ongoing (Installation) Total Eclipse of the Head – Ella Good and Nicki Kent Outdoor in caravan
13:00 – ongoing(Installation) DYKE – FMIN The Bridges Room
13:00 – ongoing (Installation) Black Hole – Steve Slater Room 31
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) Five Minutes to Move Me – Victoria Bianchi The Cafe
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) you have to forgive me, you have to forgive me, you have to forgive me – Brian Lobel The Cafe
13:00 – 13:45(limited capacity) Male – David Sheppeard The Vestibule
14:00 – ongoing(slots for 10 people at a time) Team of the Decades – Will Dickie Outdoor, Elder Park,(Meet in the Cafe)
14:45 – 15:15 What difference does it make? – Culture Device Dance Project The Mary Barbour
15:45 – 16:30 Banton to Govan, Jar by Jar – Holly Rumble and John Boursnell The Vestibule
16:45 – 17:15 Machinery’s Handbook – Laura Bradshaw The Mary Barbour
17:30 – 17:45 All By Myself – Katy Baird The Vestibule
18:15 – 19:00 I See A Change Is Gonna Come – Greg McLaren The Vestibule
19:15 – 19:30 THIS, HERE IV – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
19:30 – 20:45 Number 1, The Plaza – GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN The Mary Barbour
21:00 – ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


11:30 – 13:00 Pedigree Chums – Steve Nice and Sus Hewlett The Mary Barbour
14:00 – ongoing(Installation) Analogue – Laurie Brown The Bridges Room
14:00 – ongoing(1-on-1, sign up for slots) Gold Piece – Peter McMaster Room 31
14:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) Five Minutes to Move Me – Aby Watson The Cafe
14:00 – 18:00 I want to blow up the Palace of Holyroodhouse (for art) – Harry Giles The Cafe
14:00 – ongoing Total Eclipse of the Head – Ella Good and Nicki Kent Outdoor in caravan
14:00 – 15:15(limited capacity) DANCE CLASS: a performance – Gillie Kleiman The Mary Barbour
14:15 – 15:00(limited capacity) Male – David Sheppeard The Vestibule
16:00 – 16:45 Relax. Don’t Do it. – Rebel Jam The Vestibule
17:00 – 17:45 Sisyphus Dreaming – Paul Michael Henry The Mary Barbour
18:15 – 19:00 Now that’s what I call a Tribute – Cool Hunting The Vestibule
19:30 – 19:45 THIS, HERE V – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 20:45 Fox Solo – Foxy and Husk The Mary Barbour
21:30 – 2:00 Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing – Closing party with special guests Stereo


All day installation The Conference Call of the Birds – Eilidh MacAskill The Cafe
All day installation A spoonful – Lou Brodie and Tashi Gore The Cafe
Varying start times,durational performance DSTRY/YR/SLF – F/K/ALEXANDER The Courtyard
Various slots An Clutha: Where Place Takes Change – Nic Green Outdoor*

*For all outdoor performances meet in the Cafe












Hello lovely people!

We’re really excited to be able to announce our programme for //BUZZCUT 2014// April 23rd – 27th 

It’s also a joy to be supported by the glorious folks at the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and now also University of Chichester, Department of Theatre. YAS!

There’ll be lots more info coming soon, but in the meantime… here’s a really big, exciting list 🙂

All our love, Buzzcut x

Ella Good and Nicki Kent

FK Alexander

Greg Wohead

Veale and Rigg

Will Dickie

Conor Baird

Brian Lobel

Paul Michael Henry

Rachel Mars and Verity Standen

Cara Berger

David Sheppeard

Louise Ahl

I’m With You

Lou Brodie + Tashi Gore

Gillie Kleiman

Aby Watson

Holly Rumble + John Boursnell

Andrew Simpson

Lucy Hutson

Victoria Bianchi

Maxwell McCarthy

Laura Bradshaw

Tom Frankland

Claire Cunningham

Action Hero

Peter McMaster

Cool Hunting

Steve Slater

Nigel and Louise

Amy Conway

Figs in Wigs

Laurie Brown


Fuck Me I’m Naked

Louise Orwin

Amy McLachlan Sayer

Foxy and Husk

Peter Lannon

Greg McLaren

Rebel Jam

Ellie Dubois + Kim Donohoe

Thomas McCulloch

Culture Device Dance Project

Jo Bannon

Harry Giles

Open Barbers

The Dotted Q

Katy Baird

Silvia Ziranek

Eilidh MacAskill

Sus Hewlett + Steve Nice


//BUZZCUT 2014 Call for submissions//

Hello! How are you getting on? Very well we hope!

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 also organise other performance events throughout the year and across the UK, but we’re very, very happy to be returning for our third annual, 5-day performance festival!

//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// believes in strengthening and broadening communities, in bringing people from different walks of life together.

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

Firstly, we’d like to let you know our plans for the festival next year. Over 5 days, between the 23rd – 27th April, Buzzcut will be taking place in the Pearce Institute in an area of Glasgow called Govan. We’re really excited to be setting up residence in Govan and the Pearce Institute, as it’s a community centre built over 100 years ago, with an amazing history and many beautiful spaces within it.  Here’s a link to some pictures of it: http://www.pearceinstitute.org.uk/about-us/gallery/

We programme the festival by sending out this open-call for applications and then working with our artist mentors to select which of the applications seems to be most relevant for this time and for this event.

We would love to hear from you! We’re looking for applications to show work which could be described as the following:

Studio performances

One-on-one performances

Live installation work

Durational performance

Outdoor performances

Buzzcut is devoted to supporting artists who engage with a live-practice, who are passionate about experimental processes and whose work questions what performance can be and what it can look like.

We are delighted to announce that we are being supported by the beautiful and exceptional Jerwood Charitable Foundation through one of their small grants. With this money we can support accepted applications in the following ways:

Full travel costs paid by us

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

Documentation of your work

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

A presence of UK-wide producers, festival programmers/venues and artist-led organisations who will see your work and be available to talk about it if you’d like to

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 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 6th January 2014.

//BUZZCUT// at Hunt and Darton

For the first time ever, //BUZZCUT// will be in residency at the Hunt and Darton Café, serving up a range of performances from some of Scotland’s most exciting experimental artists three evenings a week throughout the Fringe. True to //BUZZCUT//’s ethos, these events will be Pay What You Can and will celebrate risk-taking Scottish-based artists who have a radical approach to creating live performance.

“It’s out of this kind of ferment of invention that groundbreaking work has a chance to emerge.” **** Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman on Buzzcut 2012

All performances are 10:30pm at the Hunt and Darton Cafe, 21 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU.


2nd + 4th August: Harry Wilson

7th August: Janice Parker

9th August: Jenna Watt

11th + 14th August: Thomas Hobbins

16th + 18th August: Louise Ahl

21st + 23rd August: I’m Not Her Sidekick (Ellen Ling and Kirsty Byers)

25th August: Janice Parker


S E E  Y O U  T H E R E ! ! !


//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 glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com 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 glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com

Or you can copy and paste it from our website on www.glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com

Twitter: @glasgowbuzzcut

Or find us on facebook as Buzzcut Glasgow and add us as a friend: http://www.facebook.com/glasgowbuzzcut



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 glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com 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.
For more go to: www.louiseorwin.com
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


As part of the Glue Factory’s exciting program during Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art…


//BUZZCUT// presents:



Move me to action,

Move me to tears,

Move me somewhere else,

Move me closer to you.


We are looking for 5 artists to take part in this event, which will be in the bar at The Glue Factory as part of their G.I. program.

It will be on the evenings of 3rd and 4th May, and you would need to be free for both of these dates.


We are asking you to create a 5 minute, one on one performance, which will take place at a table, responding to the title above. Audience members will be invited to come to your table for five minutes and then move on. The event will take place over two nights, and we are keen for the original pieces to evolve as the nights progress.


To apply please email a brief description of your idea by Wednesday 18th April to: glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com


Buzzcut will not be able to provide any budget or expenses for this event.


We look forward to hearing from you!