From an isolated lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the Shetland Islands, three opera singers and an ensemble of musicians will send out a call about love and death – for all those who care to listen. Little Birds and a Demon broadcasts live from the remote islands of Scotland to Berwick-upon-Tweed on Saturday, 19 September at 3pm. Schwindt’s experimental opera continues as a sound installation and sculpture at the Custom House during the Festival.
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Grace Schwindt, a German artist based in London, works across film, live performance and sculpture. Key works have shown internationally at galleries such as Whitechapel Gallery, Collective Gallery in Edinburgh, and White Columns Gallery in New York. Schwindt often uses interviews to serve as a starting point for fictionalised dialogues, investigating institutionalised systems that rely on exclusion and destruction. She places bodies, including her own, in a tightly scripted choreography in which every move questions how social relations and understandings about oneself are formed in such systems. In 2013, Schwindt was shortlisted for the Jarman Award.
Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society, 2014
An Order of Things, 2014
Clean Air, 2013
Reading from a Ribbon, 2012
Glass and Honey, 2012
The Signal, 2011
Counterpoint 1, Part 1: Individual Account, 2010
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