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Sgaire Wood wearing a large green and grey witch mask

Sgàire Wood

Sgàire Wood

A somehow hyper-modern, ancient and folkloric lip-synced, made-up, fashioned performance.

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Sgàire Wood is an otherworldly presence in the Glasgow art and club, fashion and music scenes. She makes lip-sync performances that deliberately confuse hyper-modern aesthetics with the ancient and folkloric. She brings about a deep historical and heightened present that somehow can contain both distorted spectres of fairy folk Irish mythology, fragmented and fetishised by an (allegedly) post-colonial world; and lip-sync high-energy hard-style remixes of iconic tearjerkers.

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Documentation

15 images, 1 video
Yellow candles and a recessed pool of water on stage in dim lighting

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A figure wearing a pointed hat, ruff, cape, tartan, plants, barefoot

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A huge green witch mask obscures a performer's features

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood holding a microphone, sitting on stage lit from above

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood pouring water from a yellow basin onto herself nymph-like in pants

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Basin of water poured over self in pastoral image of aquatic revelry

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood pouring water over herself onstage at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire sitting in a pool of water holding a yellow basin

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A plastic ivy wreath wearing figure pouring water over herself

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A figure emerging from a pool of water with a wreath of ivy on her head

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood standing in a pool of water sneering with ginger hair snakes

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood kneeling on a catwalk wet from a pool whipping things with her hair

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A cheerful wet figure dancing with long red hair and pastoral wreath

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A pastoral figure adjusting her pants in a pool of water surrounded by audience

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire's pool of water post performance with candles & grave-like accoutrements

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Yellow candles and a recessed pool of water on stage in dim lighting

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A figure wearing a pointed hat, ruff, cape, tartan, plants, barefoot

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A huge green witch mask obscures a performer's features

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood holding a microphone, sitting on stage lit from above

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood pouring water from a yellow basin onto herself nymph-like in pants

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Basin of water poured over self in pastoral image of aquatic revelry

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood pouring water over herself onstage at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire sitting in a pool of water holding a yellow basin

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A plastic ivy wreath wearing figure pouring water over herself

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A figure emerging from a pool of water with a wreath of ivy on her head

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood standing in a pool of water sneering with ginger hair snakes

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire Wood kneeling on a catwalk wet from a pool whipping things with her hair

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A cheerful wet figure dancing with long red hair and pastoral wreath

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A pastoral figure adjusting her pants in a pool of water surrounded by audience

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Sgàire's pool of water post performance with candles & grave-like accoutrements

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

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