The Body

As part of Basin Bathhouse, artists Ashanti Harris and MollyMae Whawell have been commissioned to develop new work that draws upon the Bathhouse’s themes of care, labour, leisure, breathing, and the body. Working with curator Nikki Kane, they are developing new performance-centred works that will  punctuate the weekend of sauna sessions and make use of the Bathhouse structure and adjacent canalside spaces.


Sensory Movement Workshop with live percussion, led by Ashanti Harris
This workshop begins with the moving, dancing body. Drawing from a wide constellation of practices, propositions, exercises, perspectives and people, we will work with the act of movement and dance as an exploration of what the body can do, it capacities, it's languages and its articulations. We will begin with a series of exercises which will question how we can physically, collectively and individually be in movement, re-defining our relationship to space, our environment and each other.

We will use this space to move, share, dance, sweat, shake and question. Welcoming all forms and expressions of identity and experiences, we will begin together from wherever we all are. Wear what makes you feel comfortable.

Friday 3 May, 6pm


Wallow by MM Whawell
Wallow is a new audio work by artist MM Whawell which follows a fictional narrative describing three performers presenting, improvising and struggling with a site-specific performance at Applecross Basin. The work will be broadcast online at set times over the weekend when visitors are invited to tune in on site and elsewhere to collectively imagine the scenarios unfolding.

Please note, the audio will be broadcast via an embedded player on the basinbathhouse.com homepage. To access the work on site, visitors will need to bring a device such as a smart phone with a personal 3/4G connection and their own headphones. If you want to listen to the work on site, but do not have access to a device please get in touch via info@commongroundprojects.org to book one of a small number of MP3 players which we will have available. We are also able to provide a transcript of the audio for visitors who are D/deaf or who would prefer to encounter the work in this way.

Saturday 4 May, 8.30am
Sunday 5 May, 2.30pm
Monday 6 May, 4.30pm
Unticketed, please gather at the Bathhouse at 1 Applecross St, Glasgow G4 9SP