Exhibition

Somatic Distortion

4 Oct 2019 – 5 Oct 2019

Regular hours

Fri, 04 Oct
10:00 – 18:00
Sat, 05 Oct
10:00 – 18:00

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

County Leitrim
Leitrim Village, Ireland

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'Somatic Distortion' is a unique two day performance art which also features Bruce Nauman’s iconic work ‘Art Make-Up’ (1967).

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Somatic Distortion 

 

Live Performance Video Talks

 

at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and The Glens Centre

Friday 4 October & Saturday 5 October 2019

Somatic Distortion is a unique two-day performance art event featuring a prodigious list of Irish based artists like Alastair MacLennan, Brian Connolly and James King. The gathering also includes international artists from Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, as well as video contributions from Meredith Monk, Stuart Brisley, Andre Stitt, Nigel Rolfe, Boris Neislony, Kim Gurney and Bruce Nauman’s iconic work ‘Art Make-Up’ (1967).

Curated by Sandra Corrigan-Breathnach in collaboration with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and The Glens Centre.

Friday 4 October

Opening introduction Artist Nigel Rolfe Leitrim Sculpture Centre (LSC) - 6.00pm

Live Performances from 6.30pm

Alastair MacLennan (Scot. / N.I), Fergus Byrne (R.O.I), Brian Patterson (N.I.) 

Analía Beltrán í Janés (Spain) all at LSC and Jayne Cherry (N.I.) at The Glens.

Video Works from 6.30pm

Bruce Nauman (America), Meredith Monk (America), Stuart Brisley (U.K) at LSC

Boris Nieslony (Germany) & Andre Stitt (N.I. / U.K) at The Glens Centre.

Nigel Rolfe (U.K. / IRL) & Kim Gurney (South Africa) at LSC Main Street 

Saturday 5 October

Live Performances from 12-8pm at LSC

Brian Connolly (N.I), Sarah Risebourough (U.K), James King (N.I.) & Caroline Murphy (N.I), Fausto Grossi (Italy / Spain), Elvira Santamaría Torres (Mexico),  Rainer Pagel (Germany / N.I), Sandra Corrigan Breathnach (IRL), Keike Twisselmann (Germany).

Key Note Speech – The Glens Centre from 1pm

Fergus Byrne (IRL) 'A History of Performance Art – Trans Global Threads' 

Artist Talks at The Glens Centre 

Analía Beltrán í Janés (Spain), Keike Twisselmann (Germany), Alastair MacLennan (Scot. / N.I), Brian Connolly (N.I), Elvira Santamaría Torres (Mexico), James King (N.I).

Q & A's - Hosted By Sean O'Reilly, LSC Director & Brendan Murray, Glens Director, and all of the above speakers at The Glens Centre.

Photographic Works - A Photographic exhibition of Participating Performance Artist Prints - LSC.

Educational Time-line – at LSC - An Educational Time-line outlining the progression of Performance Art from 1913 – 1919 

Full programme of events at: http://leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

Accommodation in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim:

W8 Village – www.w8centre.ie/stay- Situated in the middle of the town. To book individual rooms at a reduced rate call JJ O’Hara on 0860716968.

Cill Chiaráin B&B  - 071 985 6135. Walking distance from the Centre on the Sligo Road. 

Bluebell House B&B - 071 985 5384. www.bluebellbb.com. A short walk from the Centre.

Ardvarney Country Lodge, Dromahair - 087 914 1361. www.ardvarneycountrylodge.com. 15 minutes drive.

Tawnylust Lodge Self Catering Cabins - 071 982 0083 - 10 minutes drive away - www.tawnylustlodge.com

Ard Nahoo Eco Cabins & Health Farm - Dromahair (20 minutes away) - 071 913 4939 - www.ardnahoo.com.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre, New Line, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim

Ionad Dealbhóireachta, Cluainín, Co. Liatroim

info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie



LSC acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council.

 

Somatic Distortion

at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and The Glens Centre

Friday 4 October
Opening introduction Artist Nigel Rolfe Leitrim Sculpture Centre (LSC) - 6.00pm

Live Performances from 6.30pm
Alastair MacLennan (Scot. / N.I), Fergus Byrne (R.O.I), Brian Patterson (N.I.)
Analía Beltrán í Janés (Spain) all at LSC and Jayne Cherry (N.I.) at The Glens.

Video Works from 6.30pm –

Bruce Nauman (America), Meredith Monk (America), Stuart Brisley (U.K) at LSC
Boris Nieslony (Germany) & Andre Stitt (N.I. / U.K) at The Glens Centre.

Nigel Rolfe (U.K. / IRL) & Kim Gurney (South Africa) at LSC Main Street

Saturday 5 October

Live Performances from 12-8pm at LSC
Brian Connolly (N.I), Sarah Risebourough (U.K), James King (N.I.) & Caroline Murphy (N.I), Fausto Grossi (Italy / Spain), Elvira Santamaría Torres (Mexico),  Rainer Pagel (Germany / N.I), Sandra Corrigan Breathnach (IRL), Keike Twisselmann (Germany).

Key Note Speech – The Glens Centre at 1pm
Fergus Byrne (IRL) 'A History of Performance Art – Trans Global Threads'

Artist Talks at The Glens Centre

Analía Beltrán í Janés (Spain), Keike Twisselmann (Germany), Alastair MacLennan (Scot. / N.I), Brian Connolly (N.I), Elvira Santamaría Torres (Mexico),  James King (N.I).

Q & A's - Hosted By Sean O'Reilly & Brendan Murray, and all of The Above Speakers at The Glens Centre.

Photographic Works - A Photographic exhibition of Participating Performance Artist Prints - The Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Educational Time-line – at LSC - An Educational Time-line outlining the progression of Performance Art from 1913 – 1919

 

Press Release – Press Release – Press Release – Press Release

'Somatic Distortion' is a unique two day performance art event taking place in Leitrim on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of  October 2019.  Featuring a prodigious list of Irish based artists like Alastair MacLennan, Brian Connolly and James King, the gathering also includes international artists from Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, as well as video contributions from Meredith Monk, Stuart Brisley, Andre Stitt, Nigel Rolfe, Boris Neislony, Kim Gurney and Bruce Nauman’s iconic work ‘Art Make-Up’ (1967).

Curated by Sandra Corrigan-Breathnach in collaboration with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and The Glens Centre this extraordinary initiative will consist of live performances, a key note speech by artist Fergus Byrne entitled A History of Performance Art - Trans Global Threads followed by Artist Talks and a Q&A.

Taking place in the heritage town of Manorhamilton, this is a rare occasion that will bring together some of the leading lights of an artistic genre that is fascinating, yet mysterious to most. All events are free and take place in both venues this event is funded by the Arts Council and Leitrim Co. Council.

For further information and the schedule of events please visit,

www.theglenscentre.com and www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie for

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