“Employing flameworked glass as the primary medium in most of her work, Carrie Fertig is an artist and educator working in performance, installation and sculpture; originally hailing from upstate New York, she has lived in Edinburgh since 2003, and teaches, exhibits and performs internationally. Fertig will be spending a week at Lyth Arts Centre in September, where she will collaborate with Glasgow-based composer Dr. Alistair MacDonald, Director of the Electroacoustic Studios at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Both artists are part of Flames and Frequencies (a performance troupe which combines flameworking, the use of glass instruments in live performance, and the digital manipulation of sound), the inaugural production of which was presented at Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York State in 2013; the documented performance was subsequently selected for the British Crafts Council touring exhibition Real to Reel: Film as Material and Making and for the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014, and purchased by the European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental, Germany.
Fertig and MacDonald will be joined at Lyth Arts Centre by Stu Brown (percussionist) and Rob Page (film maker). Collectively, they will explore the staging of a new performance, with an emphasis on direction and documentation, before closing the residency with a live promenade performance showcasing this innovative and exciting artform.”
Flames & Frequencies performance for glass percussion and fire from Carrie Fertig on Vimeo.