Cryptic arthouse presents three new artistic showcases this July
- Megan Merino
- 29 June 2021
Scotland-based artists display new multidisciplinary works across the country, in-person and online
Now that Glasgow International has drawn to a close, the Scottish arts and culture world is well and truly warmed up for a vibrant summer of new exhibitions and events. Glasgow-based producing arthouse Cryptic has announced three new artistic showcases taking place throughout the month of July. The three major art events, titled D Ý R A, Mirry and Signal-on-Sea, are taking place across Scotland and are free for audiences to experience.
SHHE's D Ý R A is the first work to be displayed as part of this year's Cryptic Nights series, an annual programme comprised of emerging Scotland-based talent, presented with and at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). During her residency, Scottish-Portuguese artist SHHE worked with sound artist Sam Annand and lighting designer Emma Jones to play with the 'perception of space, time and liminal states' to create D Ý R A, running from Fri 2–Sat 3 Jul. Inspired by her time spent in the Westfjords of Iceland, the multidisciplinary piece taps into altered states of consciousness through the exploration of landscape and sleep.
Edinburgh-based composer Tom Fraser worked with guitarist Simon Tong to create an album from old archive recordings of his great-aunt's piano compositions recorded in the 1950s. Mirry tells the story of Mirabel Lomer (known as Mirry), an Irish-born woman who spent her life as a carer, while pursuing her talent for writing and playing music in the privacy of her own home. The track 'Reverie' has been visualised and will be streamed publicly at 1pm on Thu 8 Jul.
Signal-on-Sea, created by Dutch artists Jeroen Strijbos and Rob Van Rijswijk, is making its UK premier from Fri 16–Sun 25 Jul at Irvine Beach, looking over to the Isle of Arran. This large-scale sound installation is made up of 24 long-throw speakers playing the enchanting dulcet tones of a female operatic choir. The immersive work aims to connect audiences to the land and sea during the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters.
Book or find out more about upcoming Cryptic events at www.cryptic.org.uk.