23rd April—31st May 2020

Some People Say

Liv Fontaine

Some People Say is a new audio work by artist Liv Fontaine who was part of the performance programme Hubris presented by Glasgow not-for profit gallery Civic Room for Gi2020. Opening with the confrontational vocals and frenetic energy of the artist’s live performances, a surreal conversation between Fontaine’s alter ego, Viv Insane and her partner Jim, charts the character’s descent into sickness — climaxing with her transformation into a reptile. Fontaine uses fantasy and searing sarcasm to confront illness and the absurd demands made on the female body within a patriarchal society.

Courtesy of the artist.

Alex Neilson on Drums and Edwin Stevens on Guitar.

This is a new commission for Gi2020’s digital programme.

Listen to the work here