The Darktown Cakewalk: Celebrated from the house of FAME, The Arches, Glasgow (23/04–24/04/2010)
A Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art Commission. In collaboration with Richard Nicoll, Stuart McCallum, The Work Room, Cardonald College, Centre For Advanced Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art, The Fraser Suites and The Chisenhale.

Linder, The Darktown Cakewalk: Celebrated from the House of Fame

The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL, 23.04.10, 11am- Midnight, Booking essential-£6 for day pass ticket, available from The Arches box office 0141 565 1000 and online

The Darktown Cakewalk: Celebrated from the House of FAME is a new thirteen hour performance work by the artist and musician Linder. Over the last three decades she has applied the principals of collage to music, print, performance and design. For The Darktown Cakewalk she will work in collaboration with the musician Stuart McCallum (The Cinematic Orchestra), the fashion designer Richard Nicoll (Creative Director, Cerruti), as well as dancers and musicians from varied disciplines and traditions.

The Darktown Cakewalk (newly commissioned by Glasgow International) is an epic invocation of glamour and fantastical pageantry. Witch trials and beauty queens, rag time and Euro Pop merge to enfold the viewer in a secret history of diversity and dissent. As described by ‘The New York Times’, “Linder’s performance recalls Dada antics and eccentrics like the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, a poet and sculptor who turned up at New York Dada parties in the 1920s wearing a birdcage or tail-lights, as well as more contemporary performance artists like Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic or Hannah Wilke.”

Linder’s fusion of high fashion and fine art is at once aggressive and visionary.

In Association with The Work Room,

Supported by Cardonald College, Fraser Suites, Centre For Advanced Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art and The Chisenhale, London where the performance will be restaged on the 10th July.