Alma Mater @ Scotland Street School
This looks like a lot of fun, Created by ex-Southsider and Ukuele player extrordinaire Eilidh MacAskill and her company Fish and Game, Alma Mater is a new site-specific performance-for-camera tour created for Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School. With an original musical score from John De Simone and in collaboration with a range of Glasgow-based artists, Alma Mater engages with themes of childhood and the coercive, civilising power of education.
Individual audience members use portable video screens to explore the school and encounter traces of performances past. In its pioneering form, the work explores the nature of theatricality ‘in the flesh’ and on screen, the relationship between architecture and memory, and how stories can be told once the teller has long since gone.
The photos from their site look amazing. We've seen loads of their creations in the past and all have been fantastic. Def worth trying to get a ticket if you can, but eh leave it five minutes will you until we get ours bought.
Scotland Street School Museum, 225 Scotland Street GLASGOW G5 8QB
Info/ Entry every 10 mins. Last admission at 16:30.
Price/ Free. Must be booked in advance. (Security deposit or credit card may be required)
Box Office/ CCA: 0141 352 4900
Alma Mater is being shown as part of the IETM International Performance Conference – http://www.ietm-glasgow.eu/