Picture Window

Picture Window is an on-going project which animates vacant and transitional commercial spaces and shop fronts. In different locations across the city, these temporary spaces present work outside the gallery environment, allowing artists and musicians to engage with the public directly.

Picture Window is a project by Annie Crabtree and Eileen Daily. Read more on the project on picturewindow.org.uk.

Image of Sonica 2013 Picture Window Logo

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Schedule of performances and installations

Thurs 25, Fri 26 and Sat 27 October.

Alexa Ispas will present a video piece of autobiographical text projected onto a shop front window in the shape of an electrocardiogram to the sound of a heartbeat. The location of the shopfront is used as a site of uncovering the extraordinary in the taken-for-granted.

Venue: Market Gallery – 334 Duke Street, Dennistoun.

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Wed 31 October, Thurs 1 and Fri 2 November

Gustav Lejelind and Louise Magnusson, are Swedish based artists currently studying at the Valand School of Fine Art and Composition Programme and Sound Art at The Academy of Music and Drama, respectfully. They address the notion of space and time in relation to the street and the shop front through droning sounds and video presented on two TV monitors.

Venue: South Block, 60 Osborne Street, Merchant City

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Tues 6 November, 9-10pm // Wed 7 November, 6-7pm

Steve Hollingsworth and Jim Colquhoun present Two Ruins (II), a live performance exploring the potential of neon to create sound. The artists bodies and their close proximity to a field of neon fragments create a slowly shifting landscape of sound and light.

Venue: 14 Albion Street, Merchant City

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Wed 7, Thurs 8 and Fri 9 November // 6pm- onwards

Thomas Leyland-Collins’ work explores the dialogue between sound and space. His work is concerned with the possibilities of how sounds are, and can be, used in a social context. For Sonica, he will project a live Skype feed, open to any member of the public to call into. The installation with connect the audience and the artwork via the online communication device.

Venue: South Block, 60 Osborne Street, Merchant City

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Sat 10 and Sun 11 November // 1-5pm

Wounded Knee’s Song Shop will be open for business on the weekends of 1st and 8th November. This will potentially feature shifts by, Alisdair Roberts, Ewan McVicar, Washington Irving, as well as Wounded Knee himself. The Song Shop requires interaction from a public audience, where each performing artist will play a song for 50p, teach a song for a £1, or exchange a song for a song with members of the public. With up to 8 shifts per weekend, the shop will be a mini-festival within itself.

Venue: 256 Saracen Street, Possil Park

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Mon 12, Tues 13 and Wed 14 November // 6pm- onwards (8pm on Wed 14th)

Jane McInally will present a site-specific video installation made for Picture Window at Sonica, a new moving-image work using the rhythms and patterns of traffic-flow, pedestrians, and the regular movements of the street surrounding the exhibition window. At 25 frames every second, McInally uses video in order to allow the audience to listen and reconsider the urban environment often overlooked.

Venue: 14 Albion Street, Merchant City

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Sunday 11 – Wed 14 November // 6pm- onwards

Flatten the Mountain will present a projection of images from their archive, interventions within the surrounding area, and text contributed by members of the public via twitter. As viewers approach the window they will set off external motion sensors which will trigger a change from text to image, connecting the installation with the street outside.

Venue: South Block, 60 Osborne Street, Merchant City

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Performance event:

Wed 14 November // 6pm

Mathew Colling’s performance focuses on live performance with an electric guitar and ‘prepared amplifiers’, a technique he has been exploring in his work for an extended period. The guitar will be used as both a traditional instrument and a control advice, influencing the behaviour of custom-made computer software in real time. The work presents sound in a physical, audible and visual manner.

Alex Hetherington continues an interest in live spoken word with his re-enactment of Ulrike Müller’s The New York Times, presenting immediate live narratives from newspaper headlines and stories, local, national and international in a context divorced from their original location and meaning, examining journalistic notions of truth and fact.

Venue: 14 Albion Street, Merchant City

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15 – 18 November // Opening event:

The Arcadia Project is an ongoing collaboration: a fictional radical anarchist group working against the privatisation of spaces all over Scotland. After performing covert acts all over Glasgow, from constructing badminton courts to planting potatoes, the “group’s” work was presented at the Lighthouse in Glasgow in March 2012. For Picture Window, The Arcadia Project will be implementing Phase II, exploring the use of branding and advertising in the everyday. Arcadia Project II ™ will be a centre for the promotion of their vision of ‘a globalised future radical anarchy’, endeavouring to bring to you the ultimate radical anarchist experience.

Venue: Market Gallery – 334 Duke Street, Dennistoun.

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