An ASMR Hour with Sgàire Wood
Sunday 16th July
Clyde Built Radio
Click here to listen live. The show will be available for playback on the CBR archive and on this webpage after the broadcast.
Sgàire Wood (b. Belfast, 1993) is an Irish artist and performer based in Glasgow. Ranging from sculpture and installation to elaborate dance and spoken word performance, Wood’s practice utilises artifice and anachronism to achieve moments of authenticity and facetiously deconstruct societal taboos around mental illness, trans identity, intimacy, trauma and sexuality.
In this hour-long radio show, live improvised ASMR will be combined with candid field interviews and musings on the themes it raises for both creator and consumer, specifically the relationship between vulnerability and safety, and the remote performance of parasocial closeness.
Unfolding through June – October this year, summer broadcasts is a series of four sound commissions by four Glasgow-based early career interdisciplinary artists currently working with sound, poetry, broadcast, or music. Responding to the increase in the foregrounding and programming of transient methods of working and interdisciplinary art practice within a contemporary visual art context over the last few years, this new programme seeks to continue to support these practices.
The commissioned works respond loosely to the theme of broadcast as a site for connection and reflection, and are supported with mentorship from local community radio station Clyde Built Radio. They will also be broadcast on Clyde Built Radio, who are based just up the road from the gallery in the Barras Market.
Image by Greer Lockyear.