In this episode of Live and Now, Steve talks with director and designer Stewart Laing. As the artistic director of Untitled Projects, Stewart has led the creation of some of Scotland’s most adventurous, large-scale experiments in theatre and live art though – as Stewart himself notes – most often by making work that might fall somewhere between those two fields of practice.
In this excerpt, we follow the thread of influences on Stewart’s early practice – making work in and around the National Review of Live Art, and the emerging profile of Tramway as a leading venue for touring and international artists in Scotland – through the creation of a trilogy of works based on the novels of J.G. Ballard.
Contexts and documents
- the website of Untitled Projects
- Stewart Laing and long-time collaborator Pamela Carter in conversation with Mark Fisher for Theatre Voice about formal experimentation and their continuing creative relationship
- Harry Wilson on Untitled’s history of experiments with theatrical form and blurring of the real and imaginary during the development of THEM! for National Theatre Scotland