In September 2008, Glasgow – based curator Patricia Fleming was invited by Larys Frogier, Director of La Criée centre d’art contemporain in Rennes, to make a proposal launching a new cycle of cooperation with European curators. Social Landscape is the first in this series and aims to create links between the cultural sectors in Rennes and Glasgow introducing new work to each city.

Social Landscape appears at GI 2010 as a one -off event held at Stereo on Sun 18th April.

The event starts at 4pm with a performance by Muscles of Joy, an eight member, all female, all singing, instrument shifting, art into pop group, featuring new animation by Glasgow – based artist Katy Dove created during her residency in Rennes.

Visual artists and band members Sophie Macpherson, creates a sculptural intervention taking the form of a stage set and Anne-Marie Copestake presents a special edit of a new video featuring Muscles of Joy.

Jocelyn Cottencin has created a collection of posters playing with words from decade defining tracks. Steff Norwood presents his unique take on social sculpture.

French sonic artist Damien Marchal performs new work created during a three – month residency at Trongate 103 in collaboration with musicians from Glasgow, including innovative choral group Sirens of Titan and The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra’s Stuart Brown.

David Zérah will screen a new film made in Rennes and Glasgow, Artist’s Talk About Their Work made during an experimental on-line residency for Social Landscape in collaboration with members of

Social Landscape is hosting a new publication commissioned by Volume London curated by Caroline Stevenson in association with GI. Content examines the role of written language in contemporary visual art practice. Bringing together text and image contributions from six contemporary artists and curators, it is inspired by the capacity for writing to create slippages and intimate connections with art, extending beyond the object and creating another entry point into contemporary art practice through language.

Artists: Anne-Marie Copestake, Jocelyn Cottencin, Katy Dove, Steff Norwood, Muscles of Joy, Sophie Macpherson, Damien Marchal in collaboration with (Stuart Brown) and (Sirens of Titan), David Zérah.

Contributors: Shama Khanna, Rashanna Rashied-Walker, Tamarin Norwood, Ross Birrell, Criodhna Costello and Claire Nichols. Designed by Michael Brauchli.

Social Landscape and Content are produced in association with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010. Content is available throughout the festival from Aye Aye Books, Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow and Social Landscape on April 18th, Stereo.