Men at Work
Tuesday 17th March 21.30 – 22.30
Wednesday 18th March 17.30 – 18.30
Men at Work
Men at Work is poised on the razor’s edge of current troubles, tensions and perceptions surrounding masculinities at this moment in history. Searching hard for meaning in the mess, a solo performer navigates a strange and contradictory building site where all things fall and are built again.
Both a wide-view of the present and an exorcism of the storms within, this performance cries out a crisis of male pain. A vulnerable, explosive attempt to move with and through the dark, Men at Work pushes towards continual change and greater understanding of the complexity of a human life.
Craig McCorquodale is a Glasgow-based artist working across the lines of experimental performance, live art and dance. This work is varied, but form and content are often found through the bodies of unlikely collaborators: people, places and things that might offer new insights into our own abilities in the world. Craig attempts to use the live moment as a means to sharpen the ways we see, amplify the things we feel, and somehow occupy a sense of the fundamental chaos and precarity of our current situation.
He is particularly concerned with obscuring contemporary discourses around identity, privilege and power; retrieving a sense of wholeheartedness amidst rampant individualism; and pushing the potential of the performing body as a catalyst for collective coming alive again. In addition to his own work, Craig is influenced by and regularly collaborates with 21Common and Mammalian Diving Reflex, and has toured nationally and internationally to different festivals.