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Buzzcut Festival 2017

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//BUZZCUT// Festival returns to Govan  from 5th – 9th April 2017. Over five days //BUZZCUT// will base itself in the Pearce Institute, a 100 year old community centre in the centre of Govan, transforming it into the heart of the festival with delicious food by local superstars Cafe 13, the BUZZCUT Bar and a wild, friendly, vibing environment where all are welcome. The festival is pay-what-you-can to attend and centred around interrogating the accessibility of Live Art and experimental performance. This year they are spreading to more spaces than ever around Govan (including the Govan Old Parish Church, The Fairfield Working Men’s Club, Elderpark Library, Cafe 13 and a local scrapyard) to present a full-to-the-brim programme of 50 radical performance works from across Scotland, the UK and the world.

As always, half of the programme is from some shining lights of Scotland and includes (but not limited to): Mamoru Iriguchi, who will be presenting ‘The Journey between a man and a woman’. A performance where he attempts to explain queer identity to young people and adults alike. Nic Green will present an especially made version of Cock and Bull. This will last 7 hrs and 41 mins (the average length of a House of Commons session) and is performed alongside Simone Kenyon and Rosana Cade . Blake Venus comes from Dundee and will perform a work relating to the spiritual interpretation of alchemy. Rosanna Irvine creates an outdoor, large-scale, kissing spectacle and also FK Alexander will perform a //BUZZCUT//-specific, site-responsive outdoor work!

The other half of the programme is made up of a range of exciting UK artists who have never shown work in //BUZZCUT// before, such as Natalie Ramus with a 9 hour action based exploration into the maternal female using masses of ‘Mothers Pride’ bread and milk Angus Maclean Balbernie and Stuart Jackson will perform as 343 M/S, with their first and probably last duet together. A one-off. Demi Nandhra perform ‘The Sadness Got Too Much’ – a vivid autobiographical work, looking at historical traumas in the everyday felt sensations of our lives.

As always there is a huge range of studio shows, durational actions, one-on-one experiences and outdoor interventions!

Your nearest Subway station is Govan, only a short walk from the Festival itself. From the city centre it’s just 14 mins journey time; view tickets and timetable info.

Check out the full programme!