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Simon Starling

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue, The University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

11 November 2015

In advance of a major new commission for The Common Guild in 2016, artist Simon Starling talked about the development of his work as part of our 'Primers' series.

Starling is known for his works that investigate global inter-connections through people, and the histories and narratives that become imbued in objects. His new project, in development with theatre director Graham Eatough, will comprise live performance and an exhibition of associated material, and revolves around an attempt to stage a performance of WB Yeats’ play ‘At the Hawk’s Well’, first performed in 1916 and inspired by traditional Japanese ‘Noh’ theatre.

Simon Starling (b.1967 in Epsom, England) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He began his career in Glasgow, having studied on the MFA at The Glasgow School of Art. He was the winner of the 2005 Turner Prize and has been the subject of many major international museum exhibitions over the past decade. Until recently, he was a Professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.

‘Primers' offer an opportunity to hear from artists developing projects with The Common Guild and are presented in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.