“A look at the insidious nature of male violence, an anarchic, nihilistic energy throughout, and moments of real tenderness.” Lorna Irvine, Exeunt
“As the ash settles we are left with the feeling that we have witnessed something unique” Donald C Stewart, Fringe Review
“Significant and intensely honest… ” The Herald
An Ecstatic Ritual of Life and Death.
Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones all died aged 27.
Peter McMaster, and co-performer Nick Anderson, reflect on their experience of approaching and moving through the infamous age of 27. Through the process of unashamedly unpacking their autobiographies they establish a strikingly visceral poetic that explores this milestone and juncture between youth and maturity, movement and change.
Trying to understand how life is never fixed, these two performers push their bodies towards exhaustive extremes, inhabiting moments of pain, grief and elation, transforming the threat of untimely death into an explosive celebration of being.
27 was first presented at IBT15 and was presented at The Place, London, as part of Forest Fringe microfestival. It is currently being produced by IBT and was developed with support from The Arches,Glasgow.
Peter McMaster is an experimental performance practitioner based in Glasgow, Scotland. He creates work for live art and performance contexts, and only works in traditional contexts if setting out to challenge tradition itself. He has received commissions from LADA (London), IBT (Bristol), the former New Moves International, The Arches Glasgow, Battersea Arts Centre (London) and Forest Fringe as part of Paper Stages project. He is currently undertaking R&D as part of The British Council’s ‘Shakespeare Lives’ project.
His latest works investigate alternative masculinities and autobiography in performance, and human relationship with landscape(s). Historically, his work has been personally and politically engaged in trying to understand his responsibility as an artist living in a time of ecological and social crisis.
18+ Contains full nudity and adult themes
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