TURN was a performance project created especially for the Govan Dry Docks.
Across three significant evenings in the September lunar calendar, a composition for bells and voice rang out from the Docks, as the low tide turned.
Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, a bespoke choir and a series of hand-cast bells made in and with the people of Govan, TURN was a unique performance of people, place and acoustic instrumentation.
The TURN project drew a number of ‘circles’ in its creation. It paid attention to the macro-cycles of moon and tide, and the project itself was structured around and consciously integrated into these systems. Within this we drew geographical circles in and around Govan, with the creation of hand bells and ringing of church bells, as well as presenting the stories of local life cycles and change, through the voices of women celebrating their birthdays.
There were three public performances held on the docks on the 1st, 16th and the 30th of September as part of Glasgow Doors Open Day 2016.
Made with support by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Admin, Glasgow City Council and Senate Chancellery for Culture, Berlin.
21st-26th June 2016
Arts House, City of Melbourne
In this adventurous and celebratory performance event, Glasgow based artist Nic Green exuberantly examines feminism, inviting women of all ages and backgrounds to share the stage in an energetic tribute.
Presented across the UK to wide acclaim, Trilogy now greets Melbourne with its bold and joyous proclamation.
Trilogy begins by celebrating women in today’s world – with all their complexities, in their skins and as they are. Footage from the landmark 1971 discussion Town Bloody Hall – in which Norman Mailer took on passionate feminists including Germaine Greer – kicks off the responses and reflections of five young performers; before an exuberant paean for womankind concludes an evening of eclectic style and rousing energy.
Honest and adventurous, Trilogy deftly weaves performance, participation, discussion, music and archival material; carving out new space for feminism and rallying the power and strength in women together.