Moot Moot

Cade & MacAskill in association with Take Me Somewhere

Overview

Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill describe themselves as queer artist lovers based in Glasgow. They have created internationally acclaimed contemporary performance in theatres, galleries, urban public spaces and nightclubs. Their work uses humour as a powerful, subversive tool and connects with a range of audiences and participants. Together, Cade & MacAskill have been commissioned by Fierce, Tramway and Kampnagel. Individually, Cade is co-founder of Buzzcut festival and MacAskill makes world class children’s performance. Moot Moot is presented in association with Take Me Somewhere, Glasgow’s festival of cutting-edge performance.

Moot Moot is a sharply choreographed work that asks poignant questions about the nature of modern communication. Cade & MacAskill are doppelgänger DJs in a surreal phone-in debate show. Like radio, the piece is divided into timed sections that consist of rhythmically structured improvisations with text, and a tightly-crafted physical score involving two office chairs. Sound artist Yas Clarke operates the sound live on stage, offering a unique sonic experience with voice manipulation, sound effects and bespoke jingles throughout. Witty, accessible and experimental, this piece is a nuanced take on loneliness, connection and the trappings of our echo-chamber culture.

Moot Moot is in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In the press

“A side-splitting spectacle that highlights our modern era's destruction of opinion with captivating use of sound and minimal set”  The List

“Sharp, smart and seriously entertaining.” Mary Brennan, The Herald

Production details

  • Devisor

    Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill
  • Designer

    Co-creator and sound designer: Yas Clarke, Lighting Designer: original Azusa Ono, Edinburgh re-light: Kate Shield
  • Number of people on stage

    3 (including sound operator)
  • Number of people in touring company

    4
  • Freight

    Freight

    2 office chairs to be shipped and 2 extra suitcases as excess baggage

  • Touring Availability

    From September 2019
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400)
  • Minimum performance space

    6m x 6m
  • Text-based

    Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Summerhall, 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
  • Production dates

    8–25 AUGUST (not Monday 19 AUGUST)
  • Production times

    1330–1430
  • Duration

    60 MINS
  • Audience capacity

    58

Contact

Wraparound

Both Rosana and Ivor are experienced in facilitating and delivering workshops around their practices and work. They can both deliver talks and Q&A sessions, and have sat on many panels discussing their own work and how it sits in the context of both contemporary performance and wider social issues.


They can devise and lead workshops for artists exploring playful approaches to generating text material, as well as ways to look at autobiography, intimacy, gender, sexuality, queerness, and work for children and young people in performance.
Cade and MacAskill are developing a new performance over the next three years and are looking for residency opportunities. As part of those residencies they will work with local gender-queer artists to explore possibilities for working with other performers in the new work.

Additional productions

STUD is Ivor’s hilarious take on masculinity and sexuality through a gender-queer variety show of personas, from a carrot-munching cowboy to a DIY expert, from a talking horse to Sigmund Freud himself. Originally created when Ivor identified as a masculine woman, this wild ride of a show has a new layer of poignancy as he performs in his trans male body.
1 performer – 1 sound/light operator required
Low tech / no set
1hr duration
Themes around gender, sexuality, comedy

Walking:Holding by Rosana Cade
An award-winning participatory performance that invites solo audience members to walk through the city and hold hands with a series of different local strangers one after the other. An exploration of identity and intimacy in urban public space.
Rosana works with a diverse group of local participants in each place to be the performers, or hand holders, in the work.
There is also a Walking:Holding film about the project which Rosana created in collaboration with Claire Nolan and Charlie Cauchi.