The Tramway, Glasgow1993. (Hamburg 1994)
The first NVA presentation: a huge exploration of the human body. Sabotage drew artists from Scotland, England, Germany, Holland, Italy and New Zealand, each working on a personal obsession or close theme. The audience were processed in groups of forty through the ten installations at twenty minute intervals, leading to eight “take-off” times each night. The entire structure, using over 300 tonnes of scaffolding, ran to 3,500 computerised queues.
The installations included: Skin, Spiritual Sexuality, The Locked-in-Syndrome, The Heart, Disorientation, Artificial Intelligence, The Physical Condition, Pain, Pre-Death, The Death Bridge, and for the After-Life, Dead Elvis!
“An historical event – fight for a ticket” (The Face)
“Scotland adds another facet to her developing cultural confidence” (Scotland on Sunday)