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Group Show is an art and music chat show featuring a new guest every month. Guests range from artists, producers, curators, musicians and performers based in Glasgow to those further afield and visiting the city. There will be chat about current and upcoming projects and play tracks chosen by them in between. Group Show was originally a podcast in two series commissioned firstly by 12o collective in London in 2017 and The NewBridge Project, Newcastle/Gateshead in 2019. It featured interviews, sound work and music with artists from across the UK with particular focus on artist-led activity and early career artists. Series One and Two are available to download on iTunes and Spotify. Group Show is presented by Caitlin Merrett King, a Glasgow based curator - caitlinmerrettking.co.uk
13:00 - 14:00
20/07/2020 // Group Show w/ Rabindranath A Bhose
Happy Monday! Happy July!
This month I spoke to Rabindranath A Bhose who is a visual artist, performer and facilitator currently based in Glasgow but soon to be based in Rotterdam! We chatted about moving cities, control and humour within their performance practice, and sexuality, erotica and abjection in their writing and drawing practice. We also discussed consensus decision making and power play when working with others, and their experience of being on the Market Gallery committee and being a participant on School of the Damned last year. We also talked about a recent Market Gallery workshop with Emma Haugh and Rabi read some slash fiction written during the workshop about a chair in a Gender Identity Clinic. Hope you enjoying listening! Caitlin xx p.s. contains adult language!
Rabindranath A Bhose has a collaborative art practice that pulls text, drawing, writing and sculpture into close interaction. Their stream-of-consciousness writing creates perverted and feverish texts which are performed, making a vulnerable moment public and exploiting its urgency. Performing bodies and gestural drawings interact with supporting structures like the floor or draped chains in gestures which imply both pressure and connection, exploring gender, relationships and desire. They are also a committee member at Market Gallery, an artist-run space in Glasgow and a recent participant in School of the Damned, an alternative, nomadic art school. They will be starting an MFA in Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam later this year, and will be exhibiting as part of Platform at Edinburgh Art Festival in Autumn 2020.
Things we talked about:
Read The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Larry Mitchell and illustrated by Ned Asta here: http://future-lives.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/FaggotsAndFriends.pdf
And more info about Emma Haugh’s workshop here: http://www.marketgallery.org/entries/domestic-decadence-reading-troupe-emma-haugh/
More about School of the Damned Class of 2020 here: https://www.instagram.com/schoolofthedamned/?hl=en
Whilst you're here please donate some cash to the legal case for Sheku Bayoh and his family: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/justiceforsheku/?utm_source=backer_social
And sign this petition to establish a Museum of Black Heritage in Glasgow: http://chng.it/rhHyPF7QzZ