I’m no opera buff by any stretch, but I was pretty underwhelmed by Scottish Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice on Saturday. Was it a matinée issue? Maybe it was the frumpy wig of Orfeo? Never mind, it’s all grist to the mill innit?
Part of the Glasgow Film Festival, was this little panel discussion, at the CCA on Saturday:
‘Since the heyday of shoulder pads in the 1940s, costume has been used to illustrate female power on screen. But when Sarah Lund’s woolly jumpers hit the headlines, did perceptions shift? A panel of guests will discuss wearable power and explore what this means today. The session will be illustrated by a presentation from students at the University of Edinburgh’s MSc Film Exhibition and Curation course.’
Material Language, Or All Truths Wait In All Things, is Lorna Macintyre’s latest show, and it opened last Friday at Mary Mary. Consisting entirely of photographs, this is a delicate show of the natural and unnatural, with some smashing hanging decisions going on. Neil says ‘inspirational’. It’s a Two Cat Show as well – that’s two more cats than in my last show. What was I thinking?
Popped into the Romany Dear show at the CCA on Saturday and spent ages rummaging in the excellent archive of performance related treats. There was free photocopying. Imagine that. Free.