Slice of CAAKE at Art & Sound symposium De Montford University

 

Today the CAAKE project is presenting at the Art & Sound Symposium at De Montford University in Leicester. Rachel Gomme and Tara Murphy are taking a little slice of CAAKE in the form of a participatory workshop, presentation and showcase of the film we commissioned last year for our ‘Readings in Passage’ residency project in 2016.

Art & Sound is a series of symposia funded by De Montfort University, Leicester, with a special focus on initiating discussion across disciplines and art forms, and between academics and practitioners. It aims each time to take a new theme and open up discourse amongst a greater number of the arts, welcoming contributions from both the digital and fine arts. This year the focus in on ‘Craft’ running over Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June.

The workshop presentation utilises incite from Rachel’s performance perspective and Tara’s intimacy of working material as a jeweller and body artist infused through our collaborative experiences during ‘Readings in Passage’. As part of CAAKE’s programme, the workshop will combine meditative movement, breathing and materials to explore spatial relationships and connection to materiality introducing and shaping of clay and other objects in conversations and collective negotiations with a dynamic group sculpture. The project aims raise questions on where we place value, skill and interaction within shifting environments and possibility of process as the outcome and reflective development.

More information on the Art & Sound symposium schedule can be found  here.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITION

READINGS IN PASSAGE: MOUNTAIN REFLECTIONS

OPENING EVENT: 2PM SATURDAY 29TH ARPIL

EXHIBITION OPEN 29th April -24th June

at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady, N. Ireland check

more details Roe Valley Arts Centre Programme

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COME JOIN US ….

CAAKE will be exhibiting work and presenting a workshop programme at The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre Ritter Gallery. The works  from the residency in the Sperrin Mountains, explores the disciplinary overlaps between the artists, makers and performers within the group. This resulting exhibition represents memories, mark marking and performance created in such an elemental and unique environment. Combining film, sound, large-scale prints and objects, the exhibition explores how our  physical selves  experience movement and materials over time,connecting with our natural environments in the most changeable conditions.

There will be a gallery tour lead by Gail Mahon to talk about the project on Saturday 29th April and 27th May at 12noon. This tour is free but please pre-book by calling the RVACC.

A series of workshops lead by the 4 of the artists, Tara Murphy, Sandra Robinson, Brónagh Corr-McNicholl and Rachel Gomme, will offer suitable workshops for both adults and children. Check out our workshop page for more details and how to book.

To book spaces on the artist talk and tour please contact Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre 028 777 60650 or email for more information caakeproject@hotmail.co.uk 

FILM: READINGS IN PASSAGE

CAAKE LOGO FEB 2016Film: READINGS IN PASSAGE CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW

READINGS IN PASSAGE
This is a short film commissioned by CAAKE which captures the process of a collaborative art project which involved a short residency and workshop series in March and April 2016. It started at top of the Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland and ended in a live performance installation in partnership with R-Space Gallery in Lisburn. The group consisted of 6 artists and performers from around Northern Ireland and England where their conversations and actions reflected upon their concerns through individual practices coming together in collaboration as a form of physical research; a project taking them away from their usual studio practice to engage with materials, movement and memory within an unfamiliar and exposed mountain landscape surrounding the Glenshane Pass, County Londonderry. The groups experience culminated in a work-in-progress live performance installation on the 15th April 2016 earlier this year. This film is the ether and residues of all those moments of the process and more work will continue to unravel the experience and present new interdisciplinary works.
Thanks to Paola Bernardelli and Mara Cavalli for creating the film.

CAAKE: Collaborative Art & Kinetic Environments
Artists & performers:
Gail Mahon, Rachel Gomme, Tara J Murphy, Sandra Robinson, Brònagh Corr-McNicholl and Bridget Madden.

Special thanks to Robert and Anthea at R-Space Gallery for their support of our experimental project from the beginning.

The project was also supported kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and some amazing folks that contributed to our project through Crowdfunding page.

Film: Readings in Passage

CAAKE LOGO invert FEB 2016Readings in Passage: Introduction film – CLICK ON THE LINK TO VIEW

READINGS IN PASSAGE
This is a short film commissioned by CAAKE which introduces some of the artists and performers comments and thoughts about working in a collaborative group throughout the process of the project. An insight behind the collaborative art project which involved a short residency and workshop series in March and April 2016.

It started at top of the Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland and ended in a live performance installation in partnership with R-Space Gallery in Lisburn. The group consisted of 6 artists and performers from around Northern Ireland and England where their conversations and actions reflected upon their concerns through individual practices coming together in collaboration as a form of physical research; a project taking them away from their usual studio practice to engage with materials, movement and memory within an unfamiliar and exposed mountain landscape surrounding the Glenshane Pass, County Londonderry. The groups experience culminated in a work-in-progress live performance installation on the 15th April 2016 earlier this year. This film is a behind the scenes of the process and insight into what we were thinking along the way.
Thanks to Paola Bernardelli and Mara Cavalli for creating the film.

CAAKE: Collaborative Art & Kinetic Environments
Artists & performers:
Gail Mahon, Rachel Gomme, Tara J Murphy, Sandra Robinson, Brònagh Corr-McNicholl and Bridget Madden.

Special thanks to Robert and Anthea at R-Space Gallery for their support of our experimental project from the beginning.

The project was also supported kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and some amazing folks that contributed to our project through Crowdfunding page.

Performance Installation at R-Space

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READINGS IN PASSAGE
6.30pm on Friday 15th April
R-Space Gallery
CAAKE presents a live performance installation at the gallery on the evening of 15th April.

The six collaborators, 2 artists, 2 makers, 2 performers, have been working through the connections to the overriding themes of materials, movement and memory throughout the duration of the ‘Readings in Passage’ project at R-Space Gallery. This project has also been gathering research, knowledge and collective experience worksing as a group and through the public who have attended the THINK TANK space and workshops at R-Space Gallery.

The performance installation is still to be viewed as a work-in-progress, a dialogue of balancing positions, both physically and disciplinary, in the jostling approaches to collaboration and moving deeper into a singular cooperative experience.

Join us for an intriguing event, afterward discussion and refreshments at R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn along with the CAAKE artists and performers: Gail Mahon, Rachel Gomme, Tara Murphy, Sandra Robinson, Brónagh Corr-McNicholl and Bridget Madden.

Walking on opposite sides of the World

Tara’s blog post 8.3.16

I am looking forward to the first stage of our residency in the Glenshane Pass, Sperrin Mountains when I will be able to collaboratively explore in more depth initial ideas developed while walking solo in various New Zealand locations.

The parallel walk I took with Rachel Gomme, me in New Zealand while she was in England, was timed so that we were walking together but on opposite sides of the world. I enjoyed the spontaneous responses to our very different environments, in particular exploring ideas around collecting and displacing found objects/materials along the journey, experimenting with whole forms, fragments of and scale.

It will be interesting to see what direction we as a collective take in the Glenshane Pass and where our explorations lead us onto next.

Still but never stop…

More images taken whilst scouting our residency location in the Sperrins, it was quite astonishing somewhere so open and harsh terrain had such energy in the air. Each of us took differing interests as artists, from recording sounds,  repeating lines and patterns in the environment to the materials and objects disgarded along the way.

Working, walking and winging it!

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6th DECEMBER 2015 Research walk in the Sperrins
Planning a walk out on the Sperrin mountains was meant to be a way to pinpoint the location for the beginning of the residency coming up in March. The day before the heavens had opened and our hope for a clear day looked very bleak. But undetered 4 of us –  Brónagh, Sandra and Bridget and I (Gail)  met at 12pm at the Ponderosa, Ireland highest pub sitting at 1000ft above sea level which sits snuggly along the roadside of the Glenshane Pass.
According to my map we were to start in Moneyneana, small village heading towards Draperstown, so we jumped in one car and parked up in a chucrh carpark just at the central crossroads to the village. The plan was it would be only a 2hrs venture along clear pathways, back home by 3pm.  4.5 hrs later we returned to the car in Moneyneana. But along the way,  dandering up winding roads, ploughing through bogland and clambering over wooden stiles,  we passed views that overlooked the furtherest corners of Northern Ireland in all directions – a geologicial timespan just some 600 milion years in the making! Something I wouldn’t have known existed until was there until it was infront of me.
The sunset views of the mountain ranges nearing Crockbrack summit exposed the location of secret hidden lough of Lough Ouske.  We found the spot for the residency  – we did all stop for a moment, weary and bit concerned of the dimming sunlight, but we looked at each other and agreed. This is it.  Here this is the spot to get lost in.