Al Seed presents Oog
In association with Feral
The end of a war. A locked cellar. A beam of light.
Oog leads you deep into the fractured mind of a shell-shocked soldier. Utilising Guy Veale’s powerful soundtrack, this is an intensely physical and poetic exploration of the trauma of conflict and violence, and the psychological damage it inflicts. It burns indelible images on the mind as it questions what happens when humans morph into something different, something less than human.
A companion piece to The Factory, shown at the ICA as part of LIMF’07, Oog won a Total Theatre Award at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival.
Oog is a companion piece to The Factory, which won the Jury Prize at the Arena Festival, Nuremberg, was shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award, and enjoyed performances at the ICA, London, as part of London International Mime Festival, 2006.
Oog is presented in association with Feral. Oog has been made with the support of The Arches and Creative Scotland.
Photos © Alberto Santos Bellido
Al Seed Biography//
Performer & Director
Based in Glasgow, Al Seed has been a pioneer of physical theatre in Scotland, winning Fringe First and Herald Angel awards along the way. He was a founding member of Vanishing Point Theatre Company, and both as performer and director has collaborated with companies across the UK, and with Russia’s BlackSkyWhite and Derevo. He was formerly Artist in Residence at The Arches, Glasgow.
“This is a triumph.” The Herald (On The Red Room)
“The best show in this vein to emerge from Scotland so far.” The Scotsman (On The Fooligan)
“Al Seed can captivate an audience without leaving his seat.” The Scotsman (On The Factory)
Jill Smith & Kathryn Boyle
Feral support artists making cross artform work and champion makers who explore new performance languages. They feel passionately about platforming art in unusual locations and “found” spaces that celebrate the urban canvas of Glasgow. Both are former programmers of The Arches and have spearheaded the delivery of some of Glasgow’s leading experimental festivals and one-off events including Behaviour, Arches LIVE, Sound Thought, Early Days Festival and Dark Behaviour.
Age Range: 12+