by HANNA TUULIKKI
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23rd October - Custom House Quay, Greenock
Custom House, Greenock
9.30am - 11.45am | 2hrs 15 mins | Free but ticketed, book here.
Come together to sing an improvised lamentation based on fragments of Scottish seal-calling songs. The Clyde is known to occasionally be visited by grey seals swimming in land, and can sometimes be spotted in Greenock harbour. Join Glasgow based artist Hanna Tuulikki, alongside fellow performers Nic Green and Jude Williams, for a day of vocal improvisation and performance. All participants are then invited to walk down to the harbourfront to perform an improvised lament to the water at high tide, calling the seals, inviting them to surface.
Recommended Age: 16 +. All are welcome. No singing experience needed.
Meeting Point: Car Park at Custom House, Greenock
12-12.45pm | 45 mins | Free
Seals’kin is a body of artworks exploring myths of human-seal hybridity and folklore. Join us at Greenock Harbour for “Calling for the turning of the tide” a site specific vocal improvisation based on fragments of traditional seal-calling songs. Performed by a scratch choir of local singers who will sing a lament to the water at high tide, calling the seals, inviting them to surface. Followed by a short film screening at The Waterfront Cinema.
Waterfront Cinema, Greenock
1pm – 1.20pm | 20 mins | Free but ticketed, book here.
Commissioned for the Biennale of Sydney, Hanna Tuulikki’s short film Seals’kin is a sonic and choreographic meditation on loss, longing, transformation and kinship, shot on location in coastal Aberdeenshire in Scotland. Tuulikki explores with her body what it might mean to become with-seal, drawing on myths of human-seal hybridity and folkloric musical practices.
Recommended Age: 12+
TICKETS AND HOW TO BOOK
Book your place on the workshop via EventBrite here.
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each event. This event has a limited capacity of 40 people, please book to avoid disappointment.
The performance is free and un-ticketed. No need to book in advance.
This event is free but ticketed – please book here.
Workshop & performance facilitated by Hanna Tuulikki with Nic Green and Jude Williams.
Part of Feral Galoshans Festival Takeover Programme www.feralarts.co.uk.
Galoshans Festival is funded by Creative Scotland and Event Scotland. Lead Festival Partners include: RIG Arts, CVS Inverclyde, Beacon Art Centre, Magic Torch and Trancnd.
Film Image Credit: Hanna Tuulikki, Seals'kin, film still, 2022
Workshop/Performance Image Credit: Hanna Tuulikki with Nic Green and Jude Williams, Seals'kin workshop and performance; Hanna Tuulikki, Seals'kin, film still, 2022
Thank you to Riverside Inverclyde and Greenock Burns Club for their support.
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