Clarinda Tse - Sonar ( ; ; ) Sauna

Clarinda Tse - Sonar ( ; ; ) Sauna
Date 21st Oct 2023 2.00pm - 6.00pm Price Free - Drop-in - no ticket required Location Tramway

Part of Take Me Somewhere Festival 

Sonar ( ; ; ) Sauna is a multitude of humyn as habitat. It is an evolving, beyond-the-skin environment, an embodied experiment of chemical-molecular compositions, translating deep time through a durational performance.  The hybrid being is an emotional algae womb and limestone cave, a grower, facilitator, sleeper, squirming in the belly of openings and closings. Misted with a light shower, viscous liquids are mineralised, crawling along surfaces resembling mollusc farms and rock pools.   

The performance will be accompanied by live sonic composition by Eye Suriyanon, using field recordings and electronic sequencing to respond to the textural tension of material.  

This will be a relaxed performance where audiences can come and go as they please. There will also be an audio description accessible via a provided headset or your own device if preferred. A touch tour will also take place prior to the performance.

About the artists

Clarinda Tse is an interdisciplinary performance maker, bodyworker and facilitator, Hong Kong-born and Glasgow-based. Their work explores emergent compositions of material ecologies and bodies as agency for worlding. Their habitat is sensual, slippery, more-than-human, transitional, drawn from everyday experience, multiplicities of selves, play and cellular reconciliation.  Recent works have been shown and supported by Deveron Projects, Huntly (2022), The Work Room, Glasgow (2022), BUZZCUT Double Thrills (2022), P////ARKT, Amsterdam (2021), Ekso Space, Cyprus (2021), Unfix Festival (2021), Present Futures (2021), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2020), Bothy Project, Edinburgh (2020), Market Gallery, Glasgow (2019).  

Eye Suriyanon is a Thai artist based in Glasgow, UK. She grew up in the Northeast and South of Thailand and has spent more than half of her life in the suburbs of East England. Her practice explores the intersection of power, language and a sense of belonging through sound, moving image and other forms.  Currently a recipient of CCA Creative Lab residency. Previous exhibitions include ‘Interruption: Sounds’ (2021), The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK. ‘mutual feelings’ (2020), House of Conspiracy, Brisbane, AUS. ‘Tremolo’ (2017), The Royal Standard, Liverpool and ‘Club Big’ (2017), HOME, Manchester, UK

Show Credits
Conception, Costume and Performance - Clarinda Tse
Producer and Dramaturg - Amelia Tan
Sonic Composition - Eye Suriyanon
Set Design and Production: Clarinda Tse and Aga Paulina Młyńczak

Development credits:
Video - April Lin 林森
Accessibility Consultant - Jonathan Penny
Open Rehearsal Contributions: Soojin Chang, Laura Fisher, Siin Lee, Clara Lou and Alex Malonda
Production support - Amy Lawrence and Karl Taylor
Tramway, Creative Scotland 

Photo - Tiu Makkonen