As part of Glasgow International 2021, Civic Room presents Hubris, a programme of performances exploring the human and the nonhuman, featuring new work by Christian Noelle Charles, Liv Fontaine, William Joys, and Wassili Widmer. Click the images below to view the performances.
In ancient Greece, hubris signified an overreaching arrogance that angered the gods and led to the offender’s downfall. Here, hubris can be an act of transgression, one that challenges social norms in a way that may be inhumane or all too human. Fontaine challenges patriarchal pride and the idea of hysteria; Joys’s Masterclass explores notions of the actress and majesty, authority and teaching, hierarchies and matriarchy; Widmer reflects on the promise of transhumanism and the limits of representation and desire; and Charles invites audiences on a fantastical joyride, offering an alternative mode of arrival for the launch itself.
Curated by Civic Room
Supported by Creative Scotland
Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art 2021