Excited to see the culmination of our year long wonkshops come to fruition, and honoured to be in such good company as part of BODY NOISE WORK with KIRKOS ensemble & Co., December 2018:
Kirkos are delighted to present Body Noise Work, bringing together 9 artists across disciplines to create an extraordinary evening over four floors of the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on Saturday December 8th. Each artist will demolish the divide between performer and creator, pulling the audience into brave new spaces and building their own separate but colliding worlds.
The artists of BNW came together during a series of intensive residential workshops in and around Carrick-on-Shannon led by mentors Jennifer Walshe, John Godfrey, Vicky Langan and EL Putnam. All involved were chosen from a hugely oversubscribed call for participation and come from core backgrounds of music, dance, film and visual arts, but all are committed to the idea that boundaries are meaningless in the art of our time.
Our artists come from core disciplines of music (Sebastian Adams, Robbie Blake, Robert Coleman, Seán Ó Dálaigh and Susan Geaney), visual art (Sarah Lundy), interdisciplinary art (Natasha Bourke) and dance (Ruairí Donovan, Laura Sarah Dowdall), but all are deeply engaged in multiple media.
Happy to be invited to be part of the performance piece "Project for the Reclamation of The Irish Body" by Jennifer Walshe- as part of her epic exhibition AISTEACH currently on at The Model, Sligo, September 2018:
I've been nominated for the BlOOOM Awrd 2018! Selected from over 2,800 international applicants to be among the 175 nominees for the prize, here is the full list & the press release:
Excited to be part of what was a super immersive audio phenomenon at SARC-the Sonic Arts Research Centres Audio Labs Sound Art Concert in Queens University; with 48 speakers including underfoot amplification, it was an impressively enveloping experience, getting to hear nuance to my own work I hadn't even known existed. with thanks to Catalyst Arts.
Delighted to be commissioned to write an article on my practice by Visual Artists Ireland for the current issue of their Visual Artists News Sheet, out in print now. Photo credit Pat Mullen.
Delighted to be recipient of Eucida Travel Award to make work in the beautiful Lūznava Manor in Latvia later in the year!
-Pleased to have been granted funding to host an eco art workshop for young people in Ogham-the ancient celtic script based on tree symbols-at The Organic Centre-here is the poster I've designed-now taking bookings-
Very excited to have my work included in this exhibition for a few months later this summer 2018 at The Science Gallery Lab, Detroit
Very encouraged to be awarded an Arts Council of Ireland & CREATE Artist In the Community Research & Development Award with Mentoring 2018
Looking forward to exhibiting work as selected for HUSTLE exhibition at the Science Gallery Detroit at Michigan State University, USA, 2018
End of residency exhibition for the four artists awarded residency at Cavan Arts 2018
Delighted to be selected for the BODY NOISE WORK performance group with KIRKOS Ensemble & the very very brilliant Jennifer Walshe working through workshops in February & May at The Dock toward a performance in Temple Bar Gallery in November. KIRKOS : “New music by new composers” http://ensemble.ie/kirkos/“New music by new composers”
Delighted to be awarded a 3 month residency with Cavan County Council Arts Office between November 2017 & February 2018
Happy to have a piece in this fine show which is to be held in both 126 Gallery in Galway and The Western Carolina University (WCU) Fine Art Museum, USA, opening at 7pm Galway this eve.
Very grateful to be awarded residency leading to solo exhibition at Leitrim Sculpture Centre 2017
I am delighted to be awarded artist in residence in Krems Austria for the month of November; it is the second oldest city in Austria, on the immense river Danube in the baroque world heritage site of the Wachau region, which is so inspiration at this time of year with the burnt leaves.
Delighted to have my sound work featured again this week on RTE Lyric FMs new and experimental music show NOVA 7th August 2016, under my pseudonym 'ɗʉɭʈ'. Thank you to Bernard Clarke the presenter and curator for his ongoing interest and support for my sonic workings.
Cork Film Centre
WormWorm [minor] is a site-specific installation by Sarah Lundy, composed of various spatial interventions based simply on the notion of baseness.
“Worm will I ever get born?” [Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable, 1953]
Beckett’s character Worm has served as inspiration for this exhibition. Effectively outlined as an actual worm in all its tragic basic incarnation, Worm is also fundamentally a metaphor and we are all Worm; Simultaneously consumer and compost, exiled in each other, inert in activity and dumb in the deluge of the decaying world. Ignorant and ever-infantile, despite our vain progress we remain in essence primordial as an insect.
This body of work endeavors to present pared-down pieces that are elemental and plain as possible, extending Lundy’s’ meditations on the macabre with her stark minimalist aesthetic and examination of the esoteric role of the raw object.
Cork Films Centers’ site on the old Gunpowder Mills has offered a sympathetic space for the shows ethos owing to the locations history as engine of dust and destruction.
These are the minor works. Not so much nebulous as nothingness. There is at once an active acknowledgement of their futility as well as their essential value in imparting that very ideology.
Thurs. 18th September to Sat. 11th October