The Public Image (Scottish Lady Tiger) – a response to the life and work of Muriel Spark by Michael Curran, opens at Generator Projects on September 15th and is curated by Generator Chairperson Hari MacMillan.
Video and performance artist Michael Curran will create an environment in which a series of actions and performances inspired by the life and work of Muriel Spark can take place. Generator Projects will act as a laboratory, a press office, a casting room and a film set for Curran and local hand-picked collaborators to dissect the author’s fascination with appearances and what lies beneath.
The exhibition will explore some of the ambiguities concerning Spark, the muse, the enigma and the émigré. As part of the project, Generator is producing an LP with sound artists chosen by Michael Curran and curator Hari MacMillan. This will be manufactured during the show and released at the finishing party along with performances by some of the artists on the LP.
To complement the programme, local artist and hospital clown Zoe Derbyshire will devise a series of clowning workshops, one of which will be geared towards people under the age of 16 in celebration of Dundee’s Year of Young People 2018.
The show will finish with the performative Lecture: ‘Scottish Lady Tiger’ on Sunday 30th September (3-5pm) inviting local artists, performers and participants from the clowning workshops to collaborate and join them in celebration of Spark and Curran’s show.