Murray Wason is a performance artist and educator from Glasgow. Murray graduated from Contemporary Theatre Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Adults from the University of Glasgow. He has previously worked with Nic Green, Grace Surman, Adrian Howells and Tim Crouch. As well as on projects such as; Live@LICA, Untitled Projects, Lieux Publics, Fish and Game, 21 Century Challenges, Mischief La-Bas, and Glas(s) Performance. He frequently collaborates with other artists in ensemble creative processes and, through devising, creates live performances and events. Murray has performed in Peter McMaster’s Wuthering Heights, which was a recipient of The Arches Platform 18 award and has toured extensively.
Murray is known to work with all levels and ages, and has a particular interest in teaching creatively, using art. He has recently been working with young people in an Easterhouse primary school to create a large scale performance piece in collaboration with second year students from CPP at RCS. Recently he has turned to filmmaking and has worked with climate activists on a series of documentaries focused on the aviation industry and also with Queens Cross Housing Association in Glasgow on a film with their elder residents.
Murray is currently a visiting lecturer and tutor at RCS on the Contemporary Performance Practice course. His arts practice has grown out of applying drama, performance making and filmmaking to varied social and political contexts and works primarily in contemporary performance, creative learning and video art. His current research into human relationships with technology has led to a series of performances based around notions of masculinity involving elements of ritual, high-energy movement, original texts and film. The resulting solo performance series Automaton is an examination of the human relationship to robots and technology.