The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother features real life mother Lucy and 15-year-old son Raedie. Not much connects them anymore, but they both LOVE the singer Sia. They love her music, her videos and especially her hair. They love the way it moves in a choppy, black-on-platinum swivel. They decided to use the iconic motifs of this Australian pop superstar to make their own high-energy show, which was a huge hit when performed at Glasgow’s Take Me Somewhere festival and London’s The Place in 2017.
21Common is a collective that actively embraces the notion of art as a deep dialogical process of exploration between artists, participants and audiences. For the past five years its key collaborators have been artists Lucy Gaizely and Gary Gardiner, Scotland’s leading learning-disabled artist Ian Johnston, producer Louise Irwin and the late Adrian Howells. Read more about 21Common at 21-common.org
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