these delicate things// director + designer
Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)
Box office: 0141 352 4900 // cca-glasgow.com
Following Josh Armstrong’s highly-acclaimed performances of Little Match Girl Passion, Cryptic presents these delicate things – a multi-disciplinary performance piece in two acts, inspired by the life of compelling photographer Francesca Woodman.
Featuring Gavin Bryars’ String Quartet No.2 and Dimitri Shostakovich’s rarely heard String Quartet No.15, performed by The Astrid String Quartet; these bare and fragile works frame the movement of Penny Chivas, Sally Owen and Michael Popper, capturing a haunting picture which complements Woodman’s striking yet destructive creativity.
Beautiful and moving, Armstrong’s work is an emotive meditation on mortality, challenging us to contemplate and study our own reflections. As they fade and disappear, it seems that only our memories remain…
“I was inventing a language for people to see the everyday things that I also see… and show them something different…” Francesca Woodman
these delicate things is a Cryptic production.
Please note: This performance contains nudity.