Joy Ride

Christian Noelle Charles
(16 min) 

Joy Ride is a performance exploring themes of networking, opportunity, self-worth and self-gain. Charles reflects on the the experiences of gallery openings and the overwhelming emotions that come when taking a chance to move up in the ‘art world’.

The limo ride is her opportunity to share these thoughts candidly and challenge convention while gallivanting across the city visiting various art institutions in Glasgow.  



Director of Photography — Daniel Hughes
Special Appearance by Nima Sene
Our Driver — Stevie
Thank you Clyde Valley Limos
Produced by Civic Room

Part of the HUBRIS programme curated by Civic Room for Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art 2021

Supported by Creative Scotland

Artists Biography

Christian Noelle Charles is that Black contemplative visual practitioner based in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. A Syracuse, New Yorker, Christian’s work is an exploration of female representation, dramatic feminine presentation and self-love in a contemporary world. Christian takes inspiration from today’s pop culture, modern performance techniques, and personal experiences. She also derives inspiration as a performance artist from the relationship between performer and audience member. By using the mediums of photography, printmaking, video, and performance her work demonstrates a celebration of self-love and individuality.  “I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share me with me.” – Eartha Kitt. The quote I will never forget. Pronouns: She (Ready!) / Her (Story!)’ 

Solo exhibitions
Solo exhibitions include: DA BE A BE, Nick Cave: Call and Response, Dance International Glasgow, Tramway, Glasgow (2019); PR 4 US, LUX/BBC Now & Next Round 2, LUX Scotland, Glasgow (2019); CC TIME, Take Me Somewhere Festival, Tramway, Glasgow (2018); 36-24-36 Feminine Essence: Betrayed by the Booty, The Cooper Union, New York (2016).

Group exhibitions
Group exhibitions include: Project XChange, Project X, Dance International Glasgow 2019, Tramway, Glasgow (2019); G • L • A  • N • Y • C : LOVE HANGOVER, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (2019); Shoot Your Shot, BUZZCUT Club Residency, The Poetry Club, Glasgow (2019).

View all HUBRIS films here.