1st June 2021


Christian Noelle Charles, Liv Fontaine, William Joys and Wassili Widmer

As part of the Gi2020 opening events at SWG3, Glasgow not-for-profit gallery 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.

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 with musical accompaniment by Edwin Stevens; Joys – as a statue – is focused upon his own instability amidst social disruption; 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 route before arriving at SWG3 in time for the launch event.

Curated by Civic Room

Ticketed event, advance booking is required.

This event takes place alongside the Glasgow International x David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) Opening Party with artists Nina Beier, Lina Lapelytė and Paul Maheke.