“Cue 85A Collective, a group from Glasgow who stage elaborate happenings which are part art installation and part theatrical event, with elements of music, film and puppetry thrown into the mix” The Scotsman
85A Sound/Art/Performance collective
Founding member and contributing artist
More info at www.85A.org.uk
85A are a tight-knit brood of multidisciplinary artists. With their own crossover brand of visual art, music and performance, and with 20 provocative shows since 2008, they have established themselves as Glasgow’s most irreverent cultural agitators.
Here is our projects showreel from 2010-15
My role flowed between producing, performing, co-directing performers, curating, stage-managing, driving the van and cooking some grub.
Glasgow Film and 85A present:
CARGO, CAMERA… ACTION!
26th July | Clydeside Amphitheatre, 2014
85A’s Dark Behaviour
BEHAVIOUR festival, The Arches 2014
Dance / live drawing performance
part of 85A’s Dark Behaviour
The Arches, Glasgow
Co devised By Bex Anson & Mele Broomes [V/DA]
accompanied on trumpet by Chas Frazer.
A homage to surrealist automatic drawing and Oskar Schlemmers Triadisches Ballett (1927) . Together they will roll out , trill, stab and de-construct the geometry of the arabesque.
you can see the video here:
The MASK PIT part of 85A’s
RENEGADE MASKERRADE I & II
A morphing, elastic arena, recognised by its barbed wire, hypnotic sequenced lighting, and fierce physical performance
…Teetering on the edge of civilization, beneath the tidal flows of technology, led by a gang of costumed outcasts, geishas and gichts in the blackened folds of our metropolis, bursts…
‘85A’s RENEGADE MASKERRADE’, where the engine oil liquor flows like wormwood from the skies and your dreams are full of bare-footed voodoo sex.
This mad subterranean bar in the hidden depths of the near-future, enveloped by flotsam, jetsam and incubuses of the night, is only eclipsed by the ravishing, sand-strewn fashions of these exotic denizens as they lose themselves in the pulsing lights and glide uninhibited along the alluring catwalk into the frenzy of the Mask Pit!
There’s a real feeling of uncertainty – what the hell is this joint, anyway? Maybe it’s a private club where everyone goes back in time to Weimar Germany, when art was political and genuinely subversive.
***** The Skinny
85A’s Herbaceous Barbershop
Punk hairdressers at NVA’s urban growing festival,Tramway 2010
Boomtown Festival, Winchester 2013
Fusion Festival, Germany 2015
CHERNOZEM [black earth]
Industrial horror film by Judd Brucke 2012
85A ‘Mask Pit[ch] Workshop/Perfomance
Glasgow’s genre bending arts collective 85A & guests present ‘Mask Pit[ch]: a one off promenade event of new/in progress ‘Masks and Masking’ themed performances for Conflux‘
PITCH program(Quarterly event for artists, companies, producers, venues and anyone else interested in the physical performance community)
85A’s Voltage and Vitalism
Kelvingrove Museum 2011
85A’s The Crusher!
Human Sacrifice Ritual 2012
Performer and co-deviser
85A’s A MASQUERADE:DUNGEON oƒ ILL-REPUTE
Halloween ball, Berkley Suite 2011
85A’s Buzz or Howl‘HEXENTANZE’
performed with Judd Brucke 2010
85A presents: JAN SVANKMAJER
immersive short films screening event 2012
85A’s RENEGADE MASKERRADE
/ Mask Pit I &II 2014