Take Me Someplace 2023 pronounces full programme of artists

This Autumn, Take Me Someplace returns to current its first in individual competition since 2019, taking on Glasgow from 13-28 October 2023.

A big-scale inflatable sculpture celebrating radical kindness and queer identification takes over a Glasgow purchasing centre. A difficult work exploring date rape and femicide sees the creator fall unconscious mid-performance. A solo-scent opera exploring ecological dystopia fills Tramway’s important stage with smells of decaying roses.

A solo performer sits atop a vibrating 6ft platform in a chunk that appears at privilege and hypocrisy. A one-on-one immersive audio piece takes place in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library. Dwell welding and brash sensuality discover lesbian and trans-masc identities. A sinking into the darkness of the tumultuous evening, delves into cruising as a relational, sexual follow.

A piece has an post-mortem of the Western stage and its entanglements with capitalism and coloniality. A documentary-style piece takes audiences to the depths of the ocean, the place commerce and activism collide in an intimate portrait of sea mining. A durational sound conflict, loss of life match with two Scottish Hardcore bands explores destruction as a method of holding resentment.

The worldwide, biennial competition is thrilled to announce a programme of radical work from a number of the world’s most cutting-edge modern efficiency makers. Exploring themes of connection, incapacity, ecological points, date rape, femicide, post-colonialism, queerness and racial identification, the programme will ignite town’s levels and take over public areas.

Artists presenting work at Take Me Someplace embody:

FORGED (within the tender warmth of your embrace) by Laura Fisher | Set up 
Fri 20 – Solar 22 Oct | Efficiency Sat 21 Oct | Tramway | Visually Described

ANAHIT by Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin
Thu 19 – Fri 20 Oct | CCA

Fri 20 – Sat 21 Oct | Tramway | Visually Described

BLACK PRIVILEGE by Mamela Nyamza
Fri 20 – Sat 21 Oct | Tramway | South Africa Focus https://takemesomewhere.co.uk/mamela-nyamza

The current isn’t sufficient by Silvia Calderoni / Ilenia Caleo 
Sat 21 Oct | CCA 

proxy (2.2) by NXSA
Thu 26 Oct | Tramway

This yr, Take Me Someplace embarks on a strand of programming centering artists from South Africa, in partnership with the British Council. The competition additionally has a give attention to accessibility for blind and partially sighted audiences with creatively built-in visible description, including to the organisation’s dedication to inventive accessibility in efficiency, with many reveals BSL Interpreted, Captioned & having wellbeing assist out there. 

As ever, Take Me Someplace exists to place Scotland because the place to create and expertise radical efficiency with work from native, nationwide and worldwide artists.

Upon asserting the complete programme, Creative Director LJ Findlay-Walsh mentioned:

“We’re delighted to current our first in-person competition since 2019. As ever we’re working with a number of the most radical and very important minds of our era, artists who add to or hassle our understanding of the world in ways in which encourage and exhilarate. We’re presenting work throughout town, every thing from the joyful and sensual to the difficult and meditative.

The competition contains artists from the world over however there’s something about its spirit that makes it completely positioned in Glasgow. Now we have audiences who’re voracious for brand spanking new experiences and open to unravelling the nuances of what they’ve seen and heard.

Take Me Someplace is artists and efficiency however it’s additionally the group that rises round it and the dialogue that exists within the in-betweens. It’s this that takes us someplace, fostering a collective perception into the right here and now.”

For the complete programme, extra data and to e-book tickets go to tickets: https://takemesomewhere.co.uk/

Header picture by Tiu Makkonen.