TURN - presented by Nic Green in association with Feral
TURN is a performance project created especially for the Govan Dry Docks. Across three significant evenings in the September lunar calendar, a composition for bells and voice will ring will out from the Docks, as the low tide turns.
Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, a bespoke choir and a series of hand-cast bells made in and with the people of Govan, TURN will be a unique performance of people, place and acoustic instrumentation.
The TURN project draws a number of ‘circles’ in its creation. It pays attention to the macro-cycles of moon and tide, and the project itself is structured around and consciously integrated into these systems. Within this we draw geographical circles in and around Govan, with the creation of hand bells and ringing of church bells, as well as presenting the stories of local life cycles and change, through the voices of women celebrating their birthdays.
Devised by Nic Green & supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Artsadmin, Glasgow City Council and The Senate Chancellery for Culture, Berlin
Running Time: 120 mins approx | Suitable for ages 14+ | Due to the nature of the site all audience members are reminded that attending TURN is at their own risk. On site stewards will inform audiences of the potential hazards of the site at a pre-show briefing.
Please note this performance takes place on an unmaintained, outdoor site and lasts for two hours. Whilst we will provide some cover, the site is largely exposed to the elements and is likely to be windy. We recommend bringing hats, scarves, warm clothes and waterproofs to ensure your comfort. You may wish to bring a blanket to put over you as the sun goes down, when the temperate drops significantly. The ground is uneven in parts and sturdy footwear must be worn. We feel it is better to be over prepared so you can enjoy the work as comfortably as possible. Hot drinks will be available onsite.
The site is reasonably flat with areas of uneven ground and loose gravel. It is should be fine for most powered wheel chairs but may be challenging for manual ones. Audience members who are visually impaired will need assistance in navigating the site. However, the performance is mostly acoustic and visual description can be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance in attending TURN. There will be accessible toilets close to site.
For more information please visit www.turn.org.uk