Welcome to The Making of Pinocchio! – an up-close behind the scenes look at the quest to make Pinocchio the perfectly imperfect trans masc narrative of our times.
In a forest of real wood and fake wood, and real fake wood, and fake real wood, join the cast, crew and creators as they construct Pinocchio over and over again, shaking the boundaries between possible and impossible, reality and fantasy. Turning wood into flesh, boys into donkeys, and making that nose grow… the tricks of the trade will be revealed before your very eyes.
Artists and lovers Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill have been making The Making of Pinocchio since 2018, alongside and in response to Ivor’s gender transition. Glimpsed through a fictionalised making process, the artists’ real autobiographical experience meets the magical story of the little lying puppet who wants to be a real boy.
Enter a world of wildly queer utopic imaginings, conjured in a click and lock landscape where everything can change and everything can connect.
A Fierce, Kampnagel, Tramway & Vooruit Co-Commission. Produced by Artsadmin. Funded by Creative Scotland and Rufolf Augstein Stiftung with support from Scottish Sculpture Workshop, National Theatre of Scotland, Live Art Development Agency, Gessnerellee, Mousonturm, LGBT Health & Wellbeing Scotland and Glasgow Zine Library.
Guest Artist Support Sessions: Rosana Cade
18 March – 27 April 2021
|Online||Details and tickets|
The Making of Pinocchio
21 May 2021
|Take Me Somewhere, Online||Details and tickets|