Craig McCorquodale is an emerging Glasgow-based live artist, understanding performance as a complex scenography of living and being alive. This work is varied, but form and content are often found through the bodies of unlikely collaborators: people, places and things that offer us visceral statements of collective experience. In this way, Craig is ambitious for new ways of working with ‘non-professional performers’, challenging the presumed aesthetics of this work and exploiting the live moment as a social sculpture built on contrast, risk and greater human empathy.
Craig was recently awarded the Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund for 2021, and is currently bound up in an evolving enquiry into colliding performance with construction work.
In 2020, he graduated with a First Class BA Honours in Contemporary Performance Practice from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has recently been supported by Battersea Arts Centre and British Council Mexico, and is working with National Theatre of Scotland.
In addition to his own work, Craig regularly collaborates with 21Common and Mammalian Diving Reflex, and has toured nationally and internationally. In recent years, he has presented work at Vooruit (Ghent, Belgium) as part of With Pleasure Festival, Sydney Fringe (Sydney, Austrailia), Taranaki Festival (New Plymouth, New Zealand) and Jupiter Artland (Scotland).