Over the past few weeks I have been meeting with Rosanna Irvine to develop an element for the performance project Breath Pieces. This aspect of the project will premiere at Tramway in Glasgow on Saturday 23rd June.
Breath Pieces draws on Eastern breath practices – including martial arts and yoga – to investigate the material and energetic qualities of breath. Conceived as an expanded choreographic project, it operates across art forms in the creation of multiple pieces. In each piece the actuality of the breathing breath is the driving force for the visceral emerging of kinetic, sonic and visual imagery. The event at Tramway brings together many of the pieces in an immersive performance experience. Each piece is distinct though at times overlapping or interacting with other pieces. Audience is mobile. Breath is everywhere.
The work is part of an ongoing research project Breath Pieces by Rosanna Irvine.
More information and booking via the Tramway website
I presented a paper titled ‘receiving queerly displaced utterance: failure and/as response in works by Glenn Ligon and LOW PROFILE’ at Artistic Research Will Eat Itself, the 9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, University of Plymouth, April 11 – 13 2018.
The paper was part of an exciting panel on voice and performance with presentations from Philippine Hoegen, ‘Ventriloquists III’; Stephanie Misa, ‘My Mothers dancing on my Tongue’; and Alex Nowitz ‘Manifesto for the Multivocal Voice’.
The two and half days involved performances, installations and conversations across a range of media, artforms and modes of research.
I am presenting a poster at the 2nd Congress Performing Arts in Education: collectivity, thought and experience on the 23rd and 24th March 2018, at the University of Patras, Greece.
The event is organised by University of Patras in collaboration with Archeological Museum of Patras & DERIDAncetheatre Ensemble.
The congress will include full papers and posters, lecture presentations, performance lectures, workshops, and live performances. Presenters from different fields including art and education theory and practice will come together to present their works and research on the subject of ‘Performing arts in education’.
My poster ‘Contextualising ‘his voice’: Queering Utterance in a Digital Material Interface’ is part of the session titled: Performance Writing (convened by Christos Polymenakos).
I have an article just out in the first volume of a new sculpture-focused magazine, Sculptorvox. The title of this first volume is Geometry of Nothing. The article ‘A Curiosity of Nothings: on the Not-there-ness of Andrew Kearney’s Sculptural Installations’ discusses Andrew Kearney‘s sculptural works, with a particular concentration on his installation at the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris in 2017:
Andrew Kearney, ‘Mechanism’, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; 20 April to 18 June 2017.
The magazine is available from Sculptorvox.
‘condiments of the season’
best wishes for the turning of the year
and hope for good things in the year to come