CONTEMPORARY ARTS INSPIRED BY ROBERT BURNS

25 January - 10 March 2018 @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Ross Fleming

Ross Fleming is a Glasgow-based artist. He studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, graduating in 2011. Fleming divides his time between his own practice and creating bespoke garments for performance artists such as Walker and Bromwich. Previous exhibitions include ‘Supernovia’, Glasgow Project Room, Trongate 103, 2016 and ‘Bring Your Own Beamer’, ECA, 2014. Fleming is a former committee member of The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow.

Ross Fleming’s ‘SPICEBOYS’ utilises Burns’s magnum opus ‘Tam O’Shanter’ as its backdrop, appropriating its witches, devils and headliners. The film centres around the historical narrative in which the protagonist witnesses an esoteric event unfolding and is subsequently chased. ‘SPICEBOYS’ presents a contemporary twist – a gender-fluid, queer ecology, brought to life through characterisation, song writing and bespoke costumes – with an alternative ending to the Burns original. Set amongst an installation of the dilapidated Alloway Auld Kirk, the film includes music and performance from DIY punk band Fallope & The Tubes and choreography from Dannika Channer.

With special thanks to Museums and Galleries Edinburgh and City of Edinburgh Council


SPICEBOYS
2017/2018
Film and installation

Ross Fleming

Burns Unbroke Visual Artists

Creative Scotland
Summerhall
Burns Night
Arran Whisky
artruist

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