Tag Archives: performance art

Composer in Residence – Katharina Roth

Katharina-Roth_©-Tobias-Leibetseder
During NES I’m working on a commissioned ensemble piece for the Austrian Ensemble reconsil (ob, clar, tromb, pno, vl, vla, vcl).
Furthermore, I’m collaborating with Tobias Leibetseder on a work for piano and electronics, where Tobias and I will perform ourselves.

Vodka-Lemon-or-Gin-Tonic_10.07.21_-©-Adi-Hanusch

Katharina-Roth_-©-Leonhard-Angerer
You can see more of Katharina’s work on her website https://www.katharina-roth.com/

Artist in Residence – Nora Fuchs

“My “private challenge” is simply to take a bath in the North Sea every day.  The temperature is about 11 degrees, which is not so shocking. The bath can mean pure joy of life or cost real overcoming.  Ten seconds to run into the sea, the camera takes three pictures of it. A game of chance, a few props are added little by little. 
As the weeks go by, it becomes more and more important to observe the weather and the changes in the sea. Short shots of the movement of the waves come to the fore.”
 
Nora Fuchs is a german sculptor and professor for threedimensional art at the University of Applied Sciences and Art in Dortmund. She works often site-specifically. Her themes are territories and borders, systems of order or, for example, the question of what one owns as an Alien Element in one’s household. Her last work was a performative sculpture with flotation toys in public space, Berlin 2020.

Artist in Residence – Leyla Cehan Sebuncuoglu

My practice is multi-disciplinary, circling around sound, performance, video and painting. I am interested in interwoven realities, dreamscapes, altered mental states and the seeking of the self.

This is my first residency and I am enjoying a lot the small-town feeling and what the scenery has to offer for creating alienating visuals, such as boiling an egg in-front of an old house, wild horses, territorial krías.

I mainly use myself as a subject and also had the chance to collaborate with other wonderful artists as well as locals in photography and video projects involving movement.

I take in the scenery and its colors and it also reflects into my painting practice which is non-figurative for the most part. Overall, I feel my practice growing with the collaborative spirit and the inspiring atmosphere.
https://leylacehan.org/
https://www.instagram.com/leylacehan/
https://www.instagram.com/leylaspainting/

Artists in Residence – Karni Arieli & Saul Freed

Karni and Saul – Directing duo.


Make mixed media work, animation and live action.


They call casual fantasy.

Based in Bristol UK, they make music videos commercials, films stills and everything in between.

Currently they are working on a natural history fantasy film for bfi called – wild summon. Loosely based on the life cycle of the salmon. Filming much of the footage in Iceland at NES residency.


Karni also creates dance films and stills. Infused with fantasy.


You can see more work at http://www.Sulkybunny.com
Or @karni_and_saul

Musicians in Residence – Mercedes Krapovickas & Jukka-Pekka Lilja

Mercedes Krapovickas and Jukka-Pekka have spent their time at NES working on the project Ecdysis and El circo.  Ecdysis is a series of electroacoustic pieces for live electronics and bandoneon. It is an internal and external search where Mercedes explore beliefs, limits and the possibilities of the unknown.

El circo is a collaborative project between Mercedes and Finnish musician and luthier Jukka-Pekka.  The work is meant to be electroacoustic, combining acoustically played bandoneon music, electroacoustic collages and electronically created pieces, creating the impression of a circus environment in Buenos Aires in the early 1900s. At the same time, the work is a symbolic account of the mixing and diversity of people.

You can see/hear more of their work https://www.mekrapov.com/ ,  and https://soundcloud.com/jukka-pekka-lilja

Writer in Residence – Indigo Perry

Indigo Perry is a writer and artist from near Melbourne, Australia. She is a Senior Lecturer in Writing & Literature in the School of Communication & Creative Arts at Deakin University. She writes memoir in poetic, experimental forms. Her first book, Midnight Water (Picador) was shortlisted for Australia’s National Biography Award. Her second book, Darkfall (University of Western Australia Publishing) is due for release in April 2020.

At NES, Indigo is working on her third book, Midnight Fire. It’s a memoir about the profound effects of grief. Since she has been at NES, and after seeing the phenomenon of iridescent  nacreous clouds (glitsky), she has become interested in diffraction: the bending of light around objects. This is influencing her imagery and form in writing. She has also been inspired by the stormy weather, the changing skies, the rhythms of the wind and by Icelandic music during her residency. 

Indigo also writes live in performance as part of a performance art duo called Illuminous. In that work, her writing is digitally projected over herself and her collaborator in a performance space as they improvise live.

At NES, Indigo has carried out a series of text projection experiments with another artist, Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell. Some of those experiments in the NES studio and at the Skagastrond swimming pool are shown in the images below, along with some fragments of writing from Midnight Fire

www.indigoperry.com

Artist in Residence – Lieselle McMahon

Lieselle McMahon is a visual artist from Dublin, Ireland where she studied Music & Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin and Art & Design at CEAD at the National College of Art and Design. Her practice is mainly sculptural, encompassing 2D, 3D installation, live art and sound sculpture. Drawing on the assertion that the personal is political, conceptual themes around feminism and anti-capitalism manifest in her work and she has been a member of A4 Sounds Arts Community since 2017, where she bases her practice. She draws on both music and art sensibilities in her work and her central focus is the body.
 
 
Currently she is exploring themes of intimacy, how we relate to the other and to ourselves, and our connection (or reconnection) to the body-mind. Whilst at NES she is investigating this through sculpture, performance and sound, drawing on local mythology, storytelling and folklore (particularly as it relates to Prophetess Mountain), engaging with the natural elements in Skagastrond and the execution of her artistic endeavours in the prolonged darkness – a time with an almost magical quality in the air when the intuition seems more easily accessible.
 
 
Many thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland for funding this artist residency with a travel and training award @artscouncilireland #artsireland @a4sounds @lieselle.mcmahon
 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell

Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell is an artist from Belfast, North(ern) Ireland. She is a member of the Array Collective and Bbeyond. During her time at Nes she will be experimenting with video installations. In this clip she is creating indoor northern lights using a skirt and a head torch. Her residency is possible thanks to the Artists’ International Development Fund supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.

@ArtsCouncilNI
@britishcouncilnorthernireland
@BBEYOND.PerformanceArt
@arraystudios.artsbelfast