Monday, 18 March 2013

BUZZCUT 2013


Buzzcut is a festival of live art and performance founded in Glasgow by 
Nick Anderson and Rosana Cade, who explain about the most youthful 
addition to the city's experimental arts scene and its second year.

What's the thinking behind this year's Buzzcut, and how has it 
developed since the last one?

Hello from //BUZZCUT// This year is very community driven. We're having 
food events each day, hosted by different artists and we've also made 
sure all the events are fully accessible to everyone. This means the 
whole festival is 'pay what you can' and all spaces have entrances 
either on the ground floor or are fully accessible. We're really keen 
for as many people to be engaging with all the work!

You've moved into Mono this year. How has that changed things?

We're really excited to be in the Mono/Trongate area as there are so 
many great things happening around there! Also it's quite a visual art 
area, so to be bringing performance work into the community feels like 
a positive step for dialogue and sharing of practice. Mono is also a 
great independent venue which we'll be so happy to be inviting people 
to.

What events are you particularly looking forward to?

This year we have done something we've always wanted to do, which is 
lease an empty shop and turn it into a performance space. This is a new 
challenge and it will also be really exciting to see lots of 
performance work in a space that has never had any in it before!

There seems to be a huge appetite for experimental live art and 
performance, both from people making it, and audiences for the likes of 
Forest Fringe, Behaviour, and the much missed National Review of Live 
Art. Why do you think that is?

We certainly hope that there is a huge appetite, and programmes like 
ours, Forest's and Behaviour's are definitely supporting experimental 
practice in Scotland. There could be even more support though! We'd 
really love to see more investment and advocacy for experimental 
practice across the levels of support that artists may need, whether 
they've just started their careers or have been practicing for more 
years.
 
What's next for Buzzcut?

Plenty of exciting things ahead, including an event at The Basement in 
Brighton and a really brilliant collaboration with other artists at the 
Edinburgh Fringe. Watch this space!

Buzzcut, March 27th-31st

The List, March 2013

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