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confessions of a justified sinner

After eighteen months of preparation Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner by Untitled Projects, co-produced by National Theatre of Scotland – my third collaboration with Stewart Laing – has now opened at Tramway in Glasgow, to a range of encouragingly personal and engaged reactions, and a series of 4 star reviews.

The work – taking the form of an archive, exhibition and performed lecture – explores James Hogg’s cult nineteenth century Scottish novel ‘The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner’, by archiving and reconstructing a possible adaptation of the text, staged as a series of experimental site-specific events across Scotland by unknown director Paul Bright over a four year period leading up to Glasgow’s City of Culture year in 1990.

Here are just a handful of snaps from the gallery opening:

 

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner : gallery view #1

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner : gallery view #2

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner : gallery view #3

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner : gallery view #4

 

Images: Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner : exhibition views – Mike Brookes.