Publishing the arts

Digital publishing workshops utilising open-source platforms;
production of artist digital archives;
research and consultancy on archive development and online communication.

Artistic documentary.
Social networks for video and sound.

Artist archives

Selected projects 2014 – 2018

FANG Agency
Cultural agency based in Mallorca and Girona, Spain

Acción!MAD 
Performance art agency in Madrid, Spain

QSS Studios and Gallery
Ireland’s oldest artist-run studios and gallery in Belfast, Northern Ireland

PAErsche
German performance art network with base in Cologne, Germany
Network events: Interval in Essen, Brise in Flensburg, Austria Colonia in Bonn, Germany and Actus in Brussels, Belgium.

Brendan O’Neill
Visual artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Marita Bullmann
German photographer and performance artist,
organiser of Interval festival platform for international performance artists in Essen, Germany.

Christoff Gillen
Irish performance artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Member of the performance art collective Bbeyond.

Performance art

Documentation of Belfast performance art events 2014 -2016 playlist:

Bbeyond monthly events

Personal rituals of/ for postmodern times II
Final presentation of laboratory for performance art with Alastair MacLennan and Elvira Santamaria.
Ulster Museum, Belfast. January 24, 2015

Personal rituals of/ for postmodern times I
Presentation of laboratory for performance art with Alastair MacLennan and Elvira Santamaria.
Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. June 20, 2014
Participated artists:
Christoff Gillen, James King, Caroline Murphy, Jane Cherry, Frances Mezzetti, Jagoda Kiciak, Katrina Sheena Smyth, Hillary Gilligan, Rhiannon Armstrong, Sara Riseborough, Rickey James, Brian Patterson

Documentation of Holding Time IV at Conlig Lead Mines
Newtownards, Northern Ireland. 15 November 2014.

Documentation of Holding Time III Stormont
Stormont Building, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 23 May 2014.
In a first of its kind anywhere in the UK and Ireland, internationally renowned Belfast based performance art collective Bbeyond performed in the Great Hall of Stormont.
As the counting begins for both local elections and European Parliamentary elections, a group of twenty artists gathered in the heart of the political decision making in Northern Ireland to create a live art action called Holding Time III.

This work, intentionally reflective in substance, marries issues of dignity and empathy with intense meditative action, intended to resonate with questions of responsibility, cooperation and care.
With Alastair MacLennan, Christoff Gillen, Sandra Breathnach, Hugh O’Donnell, Brian Patterson, Elvira Santamaría Torres, Midori Mitamura, Karine Talec, Paul King Artist, James King, Caroline Murphy, Brian Connolly, Jennifer Hanley, Jayne Cherry, Aaron Woolard, Hilary Gilligan, Siobhan Mullen Wolfe-Murphy, Marilyn Arsem, Tony Hill and others.

Documentation of Bel-Esse Exchange 2014

Bel-Esse is the reciprocal aspect of an Exchange between Bbeyond based in Belfast and PAErsche in Essen, Cologne and Brussels from 25th Sept to 2nd Oct.
Seven artists from PAErsche visited Belfast, Lisburn and Derry/Londonderry to make performances alongside seven Bbeyond members.
Exchanges with other artist run organisations expand our knowledge and understanding of the contextualisation of performance art particularly in this case.

PAErsche artists: Marita Bullmann, Evamaria Schaller, Beatrice Didier, Alice De Visscher, Surya Tüchler, Enric Fort Ballester and Frank Homeyer
Bbeyond artists: Hugh O’Donnell, Anne Quail, Leo Devlin, Tonya McMullen, Caroline Gallagher, Jayne Cherry, Keike Twisslemann
Le Tas Invisible artists: Jean Michel René, Marie-Claude Gendron and Steven Girard
Visiting artists: Guy Sioui Durand and Jadwiga Kiciak.

25 – 26 October 2014. Echo Echo Dance Theatre, Derry, Northern Ireland
Life to leaves – Beatrice Didier
Heavy Eggs – Marita Bullmann
Evamaria Schaller and Alice De Visscher
Bel-Esse 2014 Open session II
After the Big Bang experiment – Keike Twisselmann
Drawn breath – Anne Quail
Jayne Cherry
Shared space – Enric Fort Ballester
Caroline Murphy
Father and my left ear II – Frank Homeyer
SpieluhrHörgeräteMund  – Surya Tüchler
Steven Girard
Marie-Claude Gendron

21 – 22 October 2014. R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Bel-Esse 2014 Open session I
Foam from a thousand beers – Marita Bullmann
Evamaria Schaller
HaarMundMaske – Surya Tüchler
Father and my left ear I – Frank Homeyer
Weapon of Poetry – Beatrice Didier
Alice De Visscher
AEIOU – Enric Fort Ballester

Documentation of Belfast International Festival of Performance Art programmed as part of the seventh edition of Ulster festival of Arts & Design 2015

Playlist:
Fergus Byrne
Marilyn Arsem – Marking Time VI
A thousand and one kisses – Christoff Gillen
Performance art workshop with Helge Meyer
Maurice Block
Aliansyah Caniago
Resonance Remembrance – Helge Meyer
Sculpture workshop with Paddy Bloomer
Pauline Cummins & Sinead Keogh
Hugh O’Donnell
Jennifer Hanley
Peter Morgan-Barnes
Mads Floor Andersen
James King and Wahshi Kuhi performances I & II
‘Performance & Re-performance’ seminar I – III part. Marilyn Arsem, Amanda Coogan, Alastair MacLennan.
Artist talk by Marilyn Arsem. I – II part

Ulster University Festival of Arts

Ulster University Festival of Arts and Design provides a space within which different perspectives and different intellectual and artistic trajectories meet, generate new ideas and new ways of engaging with the world.
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9.03.2016 Giant’s Ring, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Public art commission in collaboration with Ballynafeigh Community Development Association.

Magik door production
Sound artist and artistic director: Augustine Leudar
Production manager: Amy Sidiropoulos
Festival team: Kelly Gordon, Feargal O’Malley
Community Coordination: Peter Morgan Barnes, Sheelagh Colclough, Gerry Tubritt

9-10.03.2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In collaboration with Aberrant Architecture, Spectrum Centre, Shankill
Matt Haycocks and 2nd year Interior Design Students at Belfast School of Architecture, Ulster University.

The result of research and multiple conversations with the people who live, work and play in Shankill today.
Utilising traditional skills and digital tools architects, communities and students from The Belfast School of
Architecture explore ‘listening’ and ‘making’ to develop and install a pop up music booth and record label.
Festival team: Kelly Gordon, Feargal O’Malley

10.03.2016 Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.

In partnership with Ballycastle Chamber of Commerce,
and supported by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council.

Transmission Ballycastle explores and promotes Ballycastle town as a multidisciplinary space for dialogue between architecture, urban planning, visual arts, sociology, histories and heritage. Prompted by an examination of how identity and place are communicated through architecture and landscape, Transmission Ballycastle presents a series of exhibitions, installations, screenings and talks developed by The Belfast School of Architecture and the Environmental Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University in collaboration with local residents and shopkeepers.

Documentary

Parables of eviction and regeneration processes

Elvira Santamaria Torres live art project regarding violence, mourning and regeneration processes in México and Central America, from my closest context and personal story to a largest context and historical scale. I want to create a corpus of poetic works of regeneration symbols in a video film of public performances.

This project extends for me the field of live art to a largest context, exploring regional elements of identity with particular reference to death, mourning and healing processes. Latin America: globalization, symbolism, customs and mechanism of memory and recovery.
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Moving statues

Four female vocalists who use improvisation in their performances.
Each vocalist chose a specific location in, or around Belfast, Northern Ireland to perform.

Video and audio material of the four performances was captured at each location.
Installation utilises 8 channel sound system, 4 video projections/screens and mac running Ableton Live and Quartz Composer.
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Repetition

Documentary revolves around three artists based in Wales.
Jan Gerlings, a VJ and organiser of music events, based in mid Wales; Paul Granjon, based in Cardiff who specialises in the creation of robots and machines, and Jacob Whittaker, an installation artist based in Carmarthenshire who uses film, found objects and broken machines.

Through their conversations and the editing process connections emerge and we are encouraged to consider these engaging contemporary portraits of three artists.
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Tartu.doc

Pedagogical documentary project at Tartu Art University, Estonia.
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Rainbow warrior

Documentary compares activist actions in Europe, United States and Estonia.
Demonstration of “russian-speaking” youngsters in front of American Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia against Iraqi War and following media response.

Film in collection of KUMU, Estonian Museum of Art.
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