Glasgow Sculpture Studios, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow
Untitled Projects presents
The Eye – Research and Development
With Selina Boyack as Simone
Conceived, Designed and Directed by Jack Wrigley and Robbie Thomson
Direction and Robot Head Text – Emilia Weber
Simone Text – Alan McKendrick
Introductory Texts – Fabienne Collignon & Calum Rodger
Photography: Spudd Connor and Tor Johnston
Presented at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, 6th and 7th December 2014
This work in progress is a first attempt at synthesising ideas drawn from George Bataille’s cult novella The Story of the Eye – formed during a year long investigation conducted with academics Fabienne Collignon and Calum Rodger.
Craig Bayne, Dav Bernard, Tom Betteridge, Nick Carlin, Jamie Clements, Spudd Connor, Josh Duncan, Sinead Hargan, Claire Healy, Alice Jacobs, Markus Kroner, Heather Lander, Jenny Maclaren, Barbara Natalie Nagel, Reign in Pain, Jonny Poole at Innerbreed FX, Gabriella at Risotto, Kim Selwood, Karen Starr, George Thompson, Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, all the staff at The Glasgow Sculpture Studios, The Citizens Theatre, 100 Borron Street, Cryptic, the hundreds of Cam4 viewers, Lord Auch
and most of all to
Stewart Laing and all at Untitled Projects (Louise Irwin, Pamela Carter, Nick Millar and Rhea Lewis) for 3 years of inspiration, encouragement & friendship – it’s been a blast. X
Supported by Creative Scotland Quality Production Fund
In collaboration with Jack Wrigley and Emilia Weber
Taking George Bataille’s pornographic novella The Story of the Eye as its starting point, this initial presentation follows a year long creative investigation with academics Fabienne Collignon and Calum Rodger and writer Alan McKendrick.
The work-in-progress utilises robotics, silicone prosthetics, kinetic sculpture, technic poetic text and performance to investigate technological transgressions – focusing in particular on the role of the camera in eroticism, personal computers in modern sexual relationships and how a machine’s motions can simulate erotic acts. Using adult web streaming channels this work explores pornography in the context of live theatre and live theatre in the context of pornography.