A live event during lockdown
2020 Visions


Client: Tron Theatre

Services: Creative Concept, Direction, Lighting Design
Overview: Live Event//Artwork//Community Led Design
Completed: 2020

2020 Visions asked what the future of our neighbourhoods could be and presented it as a series of scenes in nine sites around the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Street level windows were taken over with installations inspired by the stories and ideas of local people, who contributed to the project online and through social media by sharing their hopes and dreams for the future.

Part promenade, part treasure hunt, part collective dream, 2020 Visions empowered us all to reflect and imagine a brighter future during the darkest week of the winter.

2020 Visions is a concept where anything is possible. The creative team transformed ideas submitted by the public into temporary reality, working with local businesses and community interest companies to transform the streetscape.
A core feature of 2020 Visions is collaboration with emerging artists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Visual artists Sekai Machache, Samuel Temple, and Saoirse Anis joined with the 2020 Visions team of theatre technicians, lighting designers, and set designers in a creative mash-up which produced curious and playful artworks in response to the question “What does our future hold?”. Visions have been reflective, resonant, thought provoking, and fun.

As the days got shorter and night came earlier, 2020 Visions populated empty spaces with light and re-animated the Trongate neighbourhood with hope.

Commissioned by Tron Theatre
Funded by Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund

ARTISTS: Saoirse Anis “Dance with me 2.0”//Sekai Machache “Reparations Spa”//Samuel Temple “Something to wear, Somewhere to go” (Bedroom), “Better luck next year” (Birthday Party)

CREATIVE TEAM: Niall Black – Production Manager//Donald Matheson – Artist liaison, Image curation, editing//Ana Miran – Lighting Design//Maria Fabiana Sinisi – Lighting Design Intern//Nich Smith – Creative concept & Direction//Christine 挺欢 Urquhart – Design

TECHNICAL TEAM: Guy Coletta//Joe Connell//Amy Dawson//Claire Halleran//David Hill//Stuart Leech

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Grant Anderson//Aqsa Arif, Salt Space Cooperative//Blacklight//Canteen 58//Cryptic//Derek Dunsire//James Gardner//Itison//Patricia Kelly, City Property Glasgow//David Leddy//Maggie May’s//Dario Marchetti//Kevin McCormack//Kenneth McLeod//Christopher Messenger, Unity Enterprise//Lynne Scott//Emma Soanes, Unity //Enterprise//Craig Wallace, Sogo Arts//Nick Wright, Nick Wright Planning

Production Photography – Tommy Ga Ken Wan
Website visual – “Reflection Room” by Flynn Talbot

Tron Theatre: Artistic Director – Andy Arnold//Executive Director – Sam Gough//Artistic Producer – Viviane Hullin//Commissioned Producer – Daisy Douglas//Head of Production – Dave Shea//Technical Stage Manager – Jason McQuaide//Stage Manager – Laura Walshe//Chief Technician – Mark Hughes//Venue Technician -Charlie Stables//Head of Marketing and Communications – Lindsay Mitchell//Press and Marketing Officer – Olivia Carr//Press and Marketing Assistant – Alice Sufferin

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