Festival Box Office
Triskel Arts Centre,
Tobin Street, Cork
Open June 4th
Saturday 30th June - 11am - SOLSTICE SPACE, The Elysian, Eglinton Street, Cork.
Public talk and performative response Facilitated by Brian Patterson (Belfast), Chrissie Cadman (Derry)
with support from Bbeyond & NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS, The Arts Council, Ireland and The British Council, England.
This event considers live art in the UK and Ireland exploring similarities and differences. It will involve Belfast based live artist Chrissie Cadman and Brian Paterson of Belfast live art development agency Be Beyond with live artists from Solstice.
How do we politicize the body in performance? What are the commonalities between British and Irish methodologies and how do we frame the political in the body? What is the European frame for the Body Political? If history and culture, as well as radicalism and the production of meaning are rooted in the topography of the body, how has the politicized body developed in performance making over the past twenty years?
Considering gender politics, are female makers more readily engaged with a bodied practice? Do we impose gender on the radical body in performance and is this productive? What effect does the second hand receivership or appropriation between Live Art and Contemporary Dance have on performance making strategies?
Chrissie Cadman is currently studying as a PhD Researcher after graduating a Masters Degree, ‘Art in Public’ from the University of Ulster. Awarded the ‘Freddie Clifford Award for Sculpture’ for her studies in Fine Art from NWIFHE, Derry.
In the 1990’s Cadman developed and delivered educational programmes in the ‘arts’ for N.I.O.C.N (Northern Ireland Open College Network) and W.E.A.(Workers Education Association). She is a member of Bbeyond, a provision platform for performance artists based in Belfast and beyond. Her performance art practice responds to the immediacy of experimental interaction in the present moment which embraces various performative styles dependent the context. Cadman makes site-specific public art based interactions and collaborative projects. Her work is usually based in ‘art as metaphor’ and is interested in the potential for change and exchange within this. I explore the ability to open dialogues within the social -economic political climate of various society from a feminist perspective.
Brian Patterson is currently working as administrator and co-ordinator of projects for Bbeyond. He founded Bbeyond in 2001 to promote performance art work in Northern Ireland, which to date has organised over 100 events involving over 1000 artists from 29 countries. He has organised their 2nd publication of pani that covered the organisation events, from 2008 -2009 and currently working on next publication that will cover events from 2001 to 2008.
He graduated in 1992 and since then has taken part in numerous group exhibitions where his main interest was installation work. In 2001 he was one of the artists involved in the Routes project, set up to promote the work of the unions in keeping sectarianism out of the work place and in May 2005 he created his first performance in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland. Since then he has made performances in N. Ireland, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Romania, Québec, Finland, Switzerland, France and Indonesia.