Open Studios Week 2: Ben Craig & Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell
24 November 2008 11:00 – 29 November
Open Studios Week 2: Ben Craig and Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell
Ben Craig ‘Goodie Boxes’
Ben Craig will be giving away all his stuff as presents for free; toys, videos, tapes, books and a lot of other little things. He will bring his stuff round to the gallery and sort through it. Each present will be beautifully wrapped and a tag will be attached to each one with his email address on it. The week will close with a lunchtime event on the Friday where visitors are invited to take presents.
‘Six years ago they began to get invisible, glass or no glass. Nobody has ever seen the last five I made because no glass is strong enough to make them big enough to be regarded truly as the smallest things ever made. Nobody can see me making them because my little tools are invisible into the same bargain. The one I am making now is nearly as small as nothing.’
Page 76, chapter 5 of ‘The Third Policeman’ by Flann O’Brien.
Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell ‘Plunder’
Sinéad will take on the roles of Builder and Pirate, plundering the surrounding area for treasure in her umbrella boat and construct a pirate’s lair out of Belfast’s debris. During this time she will fill a section of the gallery with sand and ask people to hide treasure in it, for herself and others to search for. Using the Catalyst Archive Sinéad will create video dominos /video Jenga with vhs tapes. Sinéad will close her activities along with Ben Craig with the lunchtime event on the Friday afternoon.
Sinead Breathnach Cashell