Residencies

Residencies


EDY FUNG


Catherine ellis


lockdown residencies


Caake


Liverpool Irish Festival


Paul Sullivan


Locky Morris


Sue Morris


La Bratts


Valeria Pierini


Intra Muros


Anne-Marie McKee


Gail Mahon


Stephanie Gaumond


Sue Morris


Pascale Steven


19_Nicola Renzi

Umbriamico


Sara Riel


Irene Bindi


Mak9


Tracy Peters


Homecoming II


HOMECOMING I


Theo Sims


Lay Devotions & Flawed Recollections


Mourning Becomes Electra II


MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA I


Without - Collezionando Assenze


Lockdown Residencies

Lockdown Residencies


Alessandro Ragazzo


Locky Morris


Peter Richards


Adam Sébire


Ciara Finnegan


Abridged


Alessandra Giacinti


CAAKE

CAAKE

Fl*ooow: Orient Ornament Order

CAAKE

Fl*ooow: Orient Ornament Order

FL*OOOW: Orient Ornament Order explores differing perspectives on freedom of movement and transience through a series inter-disciplinary collaborations and invites musings upon ecology of practice as ways to address a loss of common orientations within ourselves, our world and shared futures on this planet. We are seeking sustainable ways of artistic research through processes and speculative progressions across collaborations, curation, exhibiting, performing and discussion. Where traditional disciplinary boundaries are permeable and new coordinates, or orders of being can address phenomenal, biological, political and cultural diversity as ecological forces.

– Orient explores the body’s movement and boundaries, addressing connections and relation to space, people and objects;
– Ornament pushes the sphere wider into localised patterns of (sometimes) instinctual behaviours of collecting, assembling, arranging and adorning cultural value systems;
– Order considers wider social borders – personal (abstract, imaginary, socially imposed) identity, politics, ways of being through communities and shared landscapes in an ecological crisis.

All three spheres overlap, unravelling purposeful lines of thinking, emotionally and physically as a lateral progression in creative, adaptative, knowledge and movement practices that incite questions over the ecology of practice as artistic research, asking what we can do to motivate, educate or catalyse more people to become more adaptive to unknowns and uncertainty, mediating climatic conditions to find our flow whilst not withdrawing or retreating away from hardship of truth.

The end of residency exhibition has brought together aspects of the work-in-progress produced during the residency through film, photography and collated research drawings from conversations that occurred during the residency. The artworks are responding to our understanding of ‘freedom of movement’ and consider what is an ecological practice and how this can help address a loss of common orientations within ourselves, our world and shared futures. These explorations hope to derive key critical questions for change and recovery within our current social climate as collectives working together.

NOVEMBER Orient residency featured Gail Mahon (Visual Artist & CAAKE coordinator) Jane Talbot (Writer, NLP master Practitioner) Marketa Formanova (Dancer, Choreographer)

DECEMBER Ornament residency featured Tara J Murphy (Jewellery Artist & CAAKE coordinator) Simon Mills (Film, Photographer) Kerri Nì Dochartaigh (writer, poet)

JANUARY Order residency David Blackmore (Visual Artist/CAAKE Associate) Alice Clark (Visual Artist & Performance Artist, participant) Stella Hulston (Visual artist & Performance participant) Laurie McClelland (Performing Arts Student, Performance participant)

* CAAKE’s approach as a catalyst culture is to:

– Bring together a mix of ideas, actions and voices
– Represent multidisciplinary practices across arts, aesthetics, health and physical wellbeing
– Provide opportunities for the public to engage with creative arts at the centre of our programmes, to learn from dialogues
and active practices focussed on in facing adaptive challenges within our local and global environments.

Tacit experience of the material world, in which we inhabit and belong to, proposes that movement is a fundamental way to support and encourage freedom of expression and deepen connection. Currently there are many reasons causing people to experience disorientation, from themselves and/or others, in our cultural and natural world. CAAKE develops collaborations which aim to generate creative and physical research that addresses and responds to these rising social issues.

CAAKE is a long-standing collaborative project currently being developed into a not-for-profit organisation (CIC) originally founded by Gail Mahon and continues as co-founded with Tara J Murphy. CAAKE focusses on providing platforms for experimental approaches to practice, creative explorations and responses as a research catalyst for education and intensive learning programmes. It offers the time and space for practitioners and individuals to progress, regress and play within improvisational processes. A testing ground for making grand failures and teasing out complexities and concerns, enabling progression and practice development by advancing shared knowledge between communities and groups. Projects comprise of curated collaborations and educational events through workshops, intensive residency programmes, exhibitions and discussion events.






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Alessandra Giacinti

Alessandra Giacinti

the ghost floor

Lockdown Residency

April 2020

rome, italy

Alessandra Giacinti

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in April 2020 we moved all our activities online. We invited artists living in countries affected by the pandemic to share with us their experience and coping mechanisms by means of a Blog and Instagram Takeover. At Art Arcadia we don't do escapism.

As Italy entered its fourth week of lockdown, we started our journey in Rome, where Alessandra Giacinti lives with her young family. 

Alessandra Giacinti studied at Accademia di Belle Arti Rome and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and she has exhibited internationally. 

You can find out more about her work on her website http://alessandragiacinti.com

Art Arcadia Lockdown Residencies are in partnership with St Augustine's Heritage Site and kindly funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council.  

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Abridged

Abridged

in abridged ergo

Lockdown Residency

April 2020

derry, Northern Ireland

Abridged

So why are we using Google Earth as the basis of this residency? Because all artistic activity is abridged by something, by social, economic, political, religious forces or even by just luck. Sometimes this turns it into something wonderful. Sometimes it just destroys it. We’re just going to see where malediction and a corporation lets us go. The rest is all talk.

Art Arcadia Lockdown Residencies are in partnership with St Augustine's Heritage Site and kindly funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council. 

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Ciara Finnegan

Ciara Finnegan

public service broadcast

Lockdown Residency

may 2020

heemstede, netherlands

Ciara Finnegan

 A brief interruption to our Lockdown Residencies with three pertinent and entertaining Public Service Broadcasts:  A Guide to Covid-19 Protocol Ciara Finnegan is a visual artist from Northern Ireland who has been living and working in The Netherlands since 2008. She is also the director of The Dollhouse Space, a non-profit, experimental, bilocational contemporary art space with a virtual presence here: www.thedollhouse.space and a physical presence in her home in Heemstede, North Holland. Art Arcadia Lockdown Residencies are in partnership with St Augustine's Heritage site and kindle funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

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Adam Sébire

Adam Sébire

in the lighthouse

a modern-day marooning

Lockdown Residency

may 2020

utsira, norway

Adam Sébire

Adam Sébire is an Australian artist-filmmaker and PhD researcher. Whilst filming in the melting Arctic, borders suddenly snapped shut: behind him in Svalbard and ahead of him in Greenland.  

On 9 March 2020 Adam found himself marooned en route: on a small, rocky, windswept island in the Norwegian North Sea called Utsira.  Locals let him quarantine in the isolated lighthouse keeper’s quarters which seemed an archaically apt place to ride out the Covid-19 storm.

From 14 May Adam will be posting photographs and small video vignettes for Art Arcadia from his solitary existence in the lighthouse station.  A cultural signifier of rugged isolation, the lighthouse has offered a rich mythology ever since Pharos but as Adam discovers as his isolation wears on, the mesmeric qualities of the lantern’s beams rely on darkness and light in unequal measure.

As documentary filmmaker & photographer, Adam’s works have been shown widely, in international film festivals, museums and TV broadcasts.  Since a shoot on Tuvalu for Film Australia in 2003 Adam's work has gravitated towards climate change.  
He jumped streams to the video art world in 2013; some of Adam’s Arctic video art can be found here  

Art Arcadia Lockdown Residencies are in partnership with St Augustine's Heritage Site, kindly funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

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Peter Richards

Peter Richards

unreliable recognition: an in-screen phase

Lockdown Residency

June 2020

Belfast, Northern ireland

Peter Richards

Peter Richards is an artist, curator and father, based at Flax Arts Studios, working at the Golden Thread Gallery, and living off the Shankill Road, Belfast. So far, throughout lockdown Richards has continued to work in the Gallery and has embraced being a part of his son’s home schooling. His studio practice has, until now, been temporarily suspended.

Prompted by how much time he is now spending ‘in-screen’ in video calls, meetings, creating content for social media; and the convergence of invitations to participate in the Lockdown Residency and the recent video exhibition Stabilimento Ostiense; Richards has re-engaged with one of his earlier performance/video works Untitled: Live video interaction. In this work he referred to how when he looked in the mirror, he saw his reflection and considered whether he saw himself the same way that others did. The work acted as a platform to test how mediation was impacting on the way he performed his daily life. 

With his cursory morning glance at the mirror now having been superseded by the extended gaze at his in-screen representation, Richards finds his idealised image of self to be inadequate under the scrutiny. He now finds himself encountering an unreliable recognition. 
The first week of the residency will be focussed on ‘doing’ and the second week on ‘showing/testing’. 

Richards often engages with interactions between re-presentation, time and referencing. His works can be seen as artistic enquiries into subjects, such as: how understanding is formed and truth is subscribed to; how we each have the capacity to suspend disbelief in order to continue believing in our chosen truths. 
In 2018 Richards participated in The Dollhouse micro residency, (NL) www.thedollhouse.space. A programme that tests the role of scale, value, materiality and virtual worth in the art world today. Since the early 1990s he has presented work nationally and internationally, including Northern Irelands inaugural staging at the la Biennale di Venezia 51, The Nature of Things – The Long WeekendArtists from Northern Ireland. Further details about his artistic practise can be found at https://richardspeter.co.uk/

Please be advised activity across both weeks will be interwoven around parenting. 
Audience Warning the project will be explicitly and unavoidably narcissistic.

Art Arcadia Lockdown Residencies are in partnership with St Augustine's Heritage Site, kindly funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

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