Tuesday 17th March 19.30 – 20.30
Wednesday 18th March 21.30 -22.30
undead is an attempt to tell the story of a cyborg body emergent from the in-between spaces. It is the story of an experiment, a dissection, where biology and fiction entangle to create new potential forms. The world feels dissonant and eerie. Our bodies don’t quite line up with themselves. There is a rifting between realities, and an uncanniness grows as these once familiar bodies become strange. Our greatest horrors seem to be stitched within the queeziness of our own stomachs. Every thing we encounter reminds us of the shocking imminence of our mortality. With sovereignty ripped from us, we must now consider an identity which sits between the living and the dying, where everything has shadows and spirits come to life! Referencing futuristic sci-fi and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Un-dead rewrites bodily creation to shatter the binaries of being at a time where polarisation seems inevitable.
Maddie Granlund is an interdisciplinary performance artist from the USA now living in Glasgow. She is interested in meshing organic and digital materials in performance to explore be-ing and it’s speculative futures. Through ecological theory embedded into live art, she hopes to make work that prompts humans to consider what liveness is at this time in the world when decay and destruction feel imminent. Maddie aims to expose the deep entanglement of the world through her work and consider how we can embody these entanglements in urgent opposition to divisive and oppressive structures. Maddie has recently worked with Ultimate Dancer, and has previously produced and devised two works presented at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. She intends to continue devising and performing her own work.