Jamie Bolland is an artist and musician based in Glasgow. Through their tin-foiled alter ego Mercuro-Chrome, they explore their experience as a survivor of the mental health system, agitating through poetry and performance for alternatives to ‘cops in crisis’ care.
Jamie premiered a processional performance – acting as part soapbox-spieler, part zealot, part sage – as part of our opening event Manifesto at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow on Wednesday 4 October 2023. They also created a series of pamphlets containing extracts from their performance and material that inspired it.
Download the Pamphlets
Each pamphlet is available to download as a PDF or buy for £3 from Jamie Bolland’s non-profit publishing co-operative slo-mo books.
‘Revolution’ is the theme for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2023. We have commissioned five artists to create new work to address this theme – and posed a challenge to established ways of thinking.