2015 to present
Performance Art Monthly Meetings in Northern Ireland exist as a free experimental action art space, open to anyone who wants to join an unconventional dialog through action. They are a living concept of encounter which exist only in practice and belong to those who join it.
CINDERELLA COMPLEX SOLO EXHIBITION
March 2018, Framewerk Gallery, Belfast
Tread carefully. Don’t put your foot in it. If the shoe fits, wear it.
Cinderella is a story of a girl controlled and exploited by her new family after the death of her mother. The Grimm version involves mutilation, denial and control. The need to fit in ruins some and independence is lost for others.
Not a shoe and not a foot, these are the in-between traces left after many footsteps. As interactions and relationships mould how we develop over time, their presence leaves an indelible mark in our lives. There is plenty of advice to be had, encouraged or not. We will find ourselves in unexpected circumstances. Trying to fit in, (or not,) we are affected by external forces. Perceiving ourselves through these reflections of others can influence our behaviour and make it difficult to have confidence sticking to our own convictions. Life is no fairytale
BOONDOCKS 3 PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Ihme Centre Hanover, September 2017
Boondocks III intervenes in the no-mans- land between public and private territories in Hanover's urban wilderness, while allowing access to cultural uncharted territory.
COLLECT AND CONNECT
January 2017, Pollen Studio and Gallery
This performance combined elements of sculptural work and previous performance work. The theme linking the work is identity and that the recognition and reflection of ourselves in others opens a space where dialogue is possible and voices can be heard.
Images courtesy of Jordan Hutchings
November Cumulator - Curator James King
Void Gallery, Londonderry
7th November, 11 artists/11 hours in the Andres Serrano Exhibition in the Void Gallery. Artists James King, Siobhan Mullan, Brian Patterson, Mads Floor Anderson, Colm Clarke, Bea Didier, Marita Bullmann, Caroline Pugh, Cara Park, Patricia Doherty Roe.
This was the 11th in a series which began with 1 person performing for 1 hour and will end with 12 performing for 12 hours in December. The artists will be making individual actions and also collaborating together using materials, objects, voice, sound, movements and stillness. Intuition, memory, perception :response to others and the spectators presence will be their guide. Photographs courtesy of Jordan Hutchings,. Julie Benson and Brian Connolly
September Cumulator - Curator James King
On 8th September 9 artists performed for 9 hours hosted by Pollen Studios, Belfast. Artists in Belfast James King, Christoph Gillen, Jayne Cherry, Jagoda Kiciak. Paul King, Valerie Whitworth and Zara Lyness. Participating in Ukraine, Marita Bullmann.
This was the 9th in a series which began with 1 person performing for 1 hour and will end with 12 performing for 12 hours in December. The artists will be making individual actions and also collaborating together using materials, objects, voice, sound, movements and stillness. Intuition, memory, perception:response to others and the spectators presence will be their guide. Photographs courtesy of Jordan Hutchings.
RUN TO THE ROCK
December 2015, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
Run To The Rock
Curated by Amanda Coogan
Belfast International Arts Festival
Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 2015
Collaboration for a work in progress showcasing early results of Amanda Coogan's research into a new work exploring aspects of Shakespeare’s legacy and inspired by a recent visit to Cape Town in South Africa, which will premiere in Festival 2016