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Performancey weekend and Atlantic tales

Had a busy weekend of performance. Weeks of domestic drudgery (slight exaggeration here) and frantic laptop tapping and then it all comes at once.. Well a lot of hunched down in drizzle or freezing cold painting also during January. We had our inaugural p(art)y Here and Now performance event last Saturday 3rd Feb. It was in essence a great success. Here we all are post [...]

2024-02-06T13:14:03+00:00February 6th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Head Wreckers unite- recent performances to camera

https://youtube.com/shorts/cCGGp_oiewI?si=LQ_yoABxRBajjTlg Low Expectations. Performance to camera. January 2024. Still operating under the process of think, and do. Think of something, then make it. I continue to be fascinated by repetition and experiencing repetition. What it is, to be in it, continuing through it, how it feels to do it, to witness it. Sped this up to increase the ridiculousness and relentnessness (! possible made [...]

2024-01-23T11:22:17+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Categories: performance art, Visual|Tags: , |

live art developments and January frenetica

frenetic, frenetica, freneticness? January frenetic times. p(art)y Here and Now. planning and organising. Applications for things- 2 submissions made Connolly school performance art- once a week under Evelyn, Creative Schools facilitator. Negative Space portraits- ongoing. 7 done, 5 to go. EIR Creative Places Shannon ongoing development of this.. Creative Circles January When I write them down the need to be busy, productive/working/engaged, shows [...]

2024-01-19T16:16:15+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Negative Space Community Shapers Public Portraiture Series

Currently being painted, this is a series of 12 portraits of County Clare based interesting and inspiring community shapers. Through radio interviews and articles in the local paper The Clare Champion, people wishing to participate came forward. Portrait participants and their locations so far Dermot Hayes. Co Clare born community figure and social and political activist. Located in Abbey Street Carpark, Ennis, Co Clare, beside [...]

2024-01-23T11:48:55+00:00December 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Soil Grass Residency Trip 4

Back again for my final visit to Milford House - final for now that is, when concerned with the Soil And Grass Residency I undertook this Autumn 2023.  I am sat in the kitchen of Milford, with Olive (residential cat) on my knee. She has gotten brave, she usen't to come downstairs so much the last time I was here. But now the house is [...]

Here and Now performance event, October 27 2023

As a finisher to the 6 Here and Now workshops I'd put on I reckoned the best way to do it would be with a performance event. Its now a week and a bit since it happened. I had some predetermined ideas about how my performance workshops would surely land me with a willing contingent of eager performance artists ready to drop whatever [...]

2023-11-06T10:10:24+00:00November 5th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Soil Grass Residency visit 3

Friday 20th October. Decided to return for a short visit today, as wont be able to come for 2 weeks after this. So, it was a short visit today or no more visits till November. Of course I never put a plan in place of how much work I would do/visits I would make/materials I would source. Other than a plan to visit once a [...]

2023-10-23T09:30:36+00:00October 23rd, 2023|Categories: Landscape, performance art, Uncategorized, Visual, writing|Tags: , |

Grass and Soil residency Research trip 2

arrived back at lunchtime today, Friday October 13th to Milford house, Tipp, for my second trip. As mentioned previously, I am breaking down this residency into short stays, and doing as much as I can within them. I spent this morning running around trying to get everything ready this morning, and get my training done, and meet all my  stringent morning stipulations :) Finally got [...]

2023-10-13T17:38:17+00:00October 13th, 2023|Categories: Landscape, performance art, Visual|Tags: , |

Grass and Soil Residency- Research Trip 1

I had planned to get here to Milford house last week but Storm Agnes reared her head and meant it was not safe to make the drive. Its exactly 1 and a half hours from my house to Milford house, allowing for the odd sojourn behind a livestock truck or tractor. I am here to start work on my Soil and Grass residency. My family [...]

2023-10-04T17:05:19+00:00October 4th, 2023|Categories: drawing, performance art, Travel, Visual, writing|

Culture Night Milford House

Culture night was a much needed concentrated night of art and artistic experiences. It's easy to forget the magic of the live performance until you see it again. The journey to Milford House, 90 mins or so, reminded me once again of the many pilgrimages I have taken to places in order to perform and see performance art over the years, by car, train, plane. [...]

2023-09-26T11:56:51+00:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |
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