Congratulations to Mark Devereux Projects… Launching this November, Projects: Manchester is a new pop-up space dedicated to nurturing and developing the work of emerging artists. Responding to the current ecology and an ongoing ambition to help nurture the best up and coming talent, MDP can now offer creatives a new test space.
Taking residence in one of the eight floors of former office space at Federation House in central Manchester and as part of Castlefield Art Gallery’s New Art Spaces initiative, the venue will offer artists the opportunity to showcase, develop and experiment… Can’t wait to see it in action!
Private view: 6-9pm, Friday 18th October 2013
with: presents the outcomes of three collaborations between artists that arose from discussions during a series of crit sessions, held at Rogue Project Space, in 2011-2012. During the sessions one or more of the artists presented an aspect of their practice to the group and conversation developed. The name of the crit sessions ‘Community of Practice’, refers to the book by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger (1991) that describes how a group of individuals with common interests can develop professionally by sharing experiences through storytelling and regular interaction.
Open Saturday 19th October + Sunday 20th October 2013 1-4pm
Open Crit: Saturday 19th October 2013 3-4pm ALL WELCOME
Rogue Project Space, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2WH
The Dean and Chapter of Manchester Cathedral & The Director of Manchester Islamic Centre and Didsbury Mosque invite you to the opening of Between by Nicola Dale
7 – 9pm, Wednesday, 2nd October 2013
The Cathedral on the Street, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX and
7-9pm, Thursday, 3rd October 2013
Manchester Islamic Centre, 271 Burton Road, Manchester M20 2WA
Exhibition open daily 2nd October – 27th November 2013
Between has been commissioned by Art and Sacred Places
I’ve finally got round to uploading documentation of RECORD, the new work I performed for MDP After Hours at Whitworth Art Gallery over the Summer.
The piece was inspired by and performed in front of Pavel Buchler’s “Idle Thoughts” and you can see a short slide show of it here.
Many thanks to Anthony Barkworth Knight for photographs.
P.S. My fingers have recovered now!
The Weight Between Words, 2013
lead type, tissue paper, aluminum
Here’s my latest piece. It was commissioned by Mark Devereux Projects. Using a book binding awl, I cut thousands of tissue paper rectangles to the same size, shape and cumulative weight as three pieces of lead type. The pieces of type are not letters, but spaces, and when I found them in a box of type given to me by a neighbour, they got me thinking about how even gaps or pauses in language once had a weight. Now that communication is passing into digital form, words themselves have become weightless.
Jamie Hyde and Bex Munton created a video about this work, you can see it here.
There’s now a short video about my recent collaboration with Ailis ni Riain available to view here.
Intone was commissioned for Durham Brass Festival and was inspired by the unusual power of cloak and crown once wielded by the city’s Prince Bishops…
13th July 2013
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Inspired by current exhibitions and developments towards the new Whitworth Art Gallery, Mark Devereux Projects is curating an evening of discussions, conversations and live happenings for the final After Hours event at the gallery before major redevelopment…. I’ll be presenting a response to Pavel Buchler’s “Idle Thoughts“.
Further information here