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Fittings Multimedia Arts present Sputnik: A Project of Possibilities (Combined Arts)

Fittings Multimedia Arts

Claire Cunningham performs in 'Sputnik'

Fittings join forces with Glasgow based Russian kinetic sculpture specialists Sharmanka and performer Claire Cunningham to create a fusion of human and machine, a new installation called 'Sputnik'.

Commissioned by the Without Walls Consortium SPUTNIK will be available for performances from May 2009. Taking its name from the early USSR space satellites Sputnik – Russian for Co-Traveller - the installation is inspired by a curious marriage of Gogol’s classic 'The Overcoat', William Gibson’s seminal cyberpunk novel 'Neuromancer' and Antoine de Saint Exupery’s 'The Little Prince!'.

Artistic Director Garry Robson says: " "One thing that pleases me about this years Decibel is the recognition from the Arts Council of Deaf and Disability led work having its place as cultural diverse work rather than being tucked away in the 'equalities' section.

I'll be there primarily with my Artistic Director of DaDaFest International 2010 hat on to see new work. For my money inter-cultural product is by far and away the source of most innovative, committed and exciting new performance being made anywhere at the moment. I look forward to being shaken and stirred.

In the latter part of the week I don my Fittings Artistic Director hat as 'Sputnik' takes to the skies and I hope enthuses lots of lovely promoters."

18 September 2009 at 6.30pm
City Centre Outdoor

For information go to the decibel website

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