this is the result of my newest work, ink choreo grafik,a site & time-specific photographic process with graphic result forms the final result. An artistic response to the work of Bocanegra, founder and resident artist at Casa de Brujas, 'House of witches' in Liverpool, where I just finished a residency with an exhibition and performance on 12 Feb.
A work in progress, this could go on for quite a while i suspect....
Exhibition opening: Live music, open studios, bar.
BOCANEGRA of Casa de Brujas exhibits her work created during her three year stay in Liverpool - a vast series of ink & coffee on paper.
'The line as the unique honest witness of a movement'.
I'm creating a new photographic installation, ink choreo grafik in response to Bocanegra's work during a residency at CdB and will also present a site-specific version of image in 4 pieces (Saturday), and possibly possibly the beginning of a new performance work (Sunday).
Also on the night:
REBECCA WHITING & JEWELLY MARTIN
project dan haag
live piano performance
Also featuring the work of resident artists
DR. SPARTACULA (Laura Spark)- Sparkreature, animation, still & active
After an exciting debut at Coachwerks, Fresh from the oven celebrates the opening of 2011 and a new run of events at The Nightingale Theatre. We will offer our customary blend of live performances and installations adapted to the unique characteristics of the hosting space - with a party twist on this special evening!
Share a bottle of sparkling wine and get ready for the first night of the year!
£10 entry with the option of sharing a bottle of sparkling wine (£9 / bottle for 3 people), snacks included.
Places are limited to 50, so pre-book at email@example.com if you know you want to come, pay on the door. There you will also be able to get your share of sparkly. The downstairs pub will be open through the night.
On Thursday 15th Dec I showed a variation of Image in 4 pieces in Brixton, London, invited by Brickbox - an arts hub and cafe bar in a part of Brixton Village market with many creative, small enterprises - Brickbox being one of them. Lovely people, thank you Eleanor and Alex.
More impromptu than anything else, this showing gave me the wonderful recognition of having identified some performance elements which are mine - uniquely mine -which can be stretched, jumbled and remixed within the context of each other and through this find new meanings.
The fluffy paper head/cloud, the paper dress, the paper eye mask, the wearing of the different objects - and latest addition are the helium balloons which I found in the installation I made for the last Fresh from the oven.
The environment seemed challenging - around zero degrees in a semi-outdoor pre-christmas market arcade... but after my initial fret (which lasted till an hour before taking the train to London) the situation turned invigorating - I had not told anyone to come and the cold, openness and roughness of the space took the pressure off to make something very polished and 'perfect' (which i too often get stuck on) and instead I allowed myself to play with what I had brought with me, and with the space.
Looking at the images, I really like the fact that my actions are framed with evening-lit shopfronts. Feels pretty right for the season....
Performing as part of the Karavan Ensemble, White Night 30 Oct 2010.
If you imagine that during the actual shows, there was far more contrast between the blacked-out space and the points of light in it (we had some ambient lighting for the camera). Then watch the video :)
This is the last time Fresh from the oven is hosted by Coachwerks and we welcome you to celebrate this transitional event with the Fresh team and very special guests including CiCi Blumstein and Jamie Wood.
We will serve up freshly baked live works which cross over dance, live art, music, theatre and film. And we serve nice hot food and have a cheap bar!
Next event is New Year's Eve and will be held at Nightingale Theatre, above the Grand Central bar opposite the Brighton rail station.
Fresh from the oven is co-curated by 3 performers / artists, Y Karavan, T Daly & S Popowa.