The Cube and GLARC present GLARCive
Sun 23 July // 20:00
The GLARCive comes to life with a live performance featuring members of Fantasy Land, Propan, the broader Bristol music scene and members of the public. This could be you!
Come and see the end result of GLARC’s two-day takeover of the Cube. Even better, come get your hands dirty.
GLARCive 0001 is a two day collaborative residency between the cassette label Greater Lanarkshire Auricular Research Council (GLARC) and Cube Cinema in Bristol. The weekend will consist of live performances, workshops, radio streams and hanging out. All welcome!
Many of us involved in GLARC and the Cube - and the wider ecosystem of DIY arts and experimental music we inhabit - talk regularly in our local scenes about the challenges of doing sustaining this work/leisure in the current moment. Things are tricky, not least because of rents, gentrification, a slow decimation of public space and arts venues, extractive corporate cultural forms, opaque funding bodies, and the many barriers to participation facing people from oppressed backgrounds.
We envisage GLARCive 0001 as a place to explore some of these challenges in a collaborative ways, to compare notes at this particular juncture, and see what's been working (or not) between Bristol and Glasgow. We also want to learn a bit about the history of a space like the Cube, in a playful exploration of archival processes, arts 'documentation' and DIY / social movement memory. Who knows, if it goes well we may even do another one, in another town, at some point.
If you'd like to get involved or submit an idea for the radio broadcast (or a workshop / live performance) please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject 'GLARCive'. You ca submit a completed radio piece (as Wetransfer or downloadable MP3/WAV link at 256kbps or higher), or a written proposal. Either way, please include a short description of your submission / idea (100 words), a biographic note (100 words) and some contact details.
We're interested in work that touches on questions and themes such as:
• The history of The Cube and the surrounding area, linked to current processes of gentrification and urban change. Unearthed sounds / music from the area.
• Current methods / approaches in making experimental / weird / DIY music & art, wherever you are. What, how, where are you doing stuff?
• Ideas / Speculative fiction / sonic explorations of possible futures for any of this.
Deadline for submissions JUNE 30th 2023.