Catalyst Walks with Bbeyond
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Catalyst Walks with Bbeyond

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Starting and ending at Catalyst Arts.

Bbeyond (Belfast)

Bbeyond is committed to promoting the practice of performance art and artists in Northern Ireland and further afield. They facilitate modes of active private/public participation, allowing people from all sectors of society to experience and enjoy performance art directly. Bbeyond host artists of international reputation and encourage newer artists to experience performance art practices for themselves.

Participating in FIX19: Sandra Corrigan Breathnach, Christof Gillen, Bernadette Hopkins, Elaine McGinn, Niamh Meehan, James King, Brian Patterson

http://bbeyond.live

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Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier: Infusions
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier: Infusions

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Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier (Paris, France)

Attentive to the details and resources that surround us, Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier work in a light and non-invasive way. Context and daily life inspires them in inventing climate fictions. They are developed as videos, collages, installations and infusions that confront environment and urbanisation.

(The installation at Catalyst Arts will run until Oct 3rd)

https://ouazzanicarrier.com

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Durational Performance by Dominic Thorpe
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Durational Performance by Dominic Thorpe

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Glass Mouth, Performance, Holy Trinity Church, Wake Festival of Performance Art, Performance Space, Folkstone, UK, 2017

Glass Mouth, Performance, Holy Trinity Church, Wake Festival of Performance Art, Performance Space, Folkstone, UK, 2017

Dominic Thorpe is an Irish visual artist who works primarily through performance art in a range of processes and contexts. He also works with drawing, video, photography, installation, collaborative and relational based processes. Much of his recent work addresses contemporary and historical human rights and institutional abuses and he is currently receiving a Vice-Chancellors Scholarship at the University of Ulster to undertake a practice based PhD researching performance art and representations of perpetrators.

Thorpe has shown and performed work extensively in Ireland and internationally including at the Bangkok Cultural Centre, Performance Space UK, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Galway Arts Centre, SASA Gallery Adelaide and Mobius Boston. He has completed a number of residencies, including at the Nordic Arts Centre, Fire Station Artist Studios Dublin and was the first artist in resident in humanities at University College Dublin. He has received awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, CREATE and Kildare County Council. Throughout his practice he has engaged with artist run initiatives as well as inclusion and education based projects and is currently on the board of directors of Arts and Disability Ireland.  He has work in a number of public collections, including the collection of the Arts Council of Ireland.

www.dominicthorpe.net

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Bettina Wenzel: “if (not) now” and "x-distances"
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Bettina Wenzel: “if (not) now” and "x-distances"

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x-distances, 2019 (sketch)

x-distances, 2019 (sketch)

Bettina Wenzel (Cologne, Germany)

Bettina Wenzel composes and develops complex vocal pieces and intermedia performances, exploring the broad range of vocal possibilities, the complexity of frequencies and resonances which can be developed through the human voice. 

www.wenzelvoice.de

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Malleable Artworks: An Introduction to Performance Art with Amanda Coogan
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Malleable Artworks: An Introduction to Performance Art with Amanda Coogan

photo: Bernard O’Rourke

photo: Bernard O’Rourke

Booking required, please register here.

Catalyst Arts is proud to present a workshop on performance and live art with Amanda Coogan as part of FIX19.

Live performances are ever shifting, malleable artworks with four significant elements; Site, Time, Audience and Performer(s). This workshop will focus on the individual artists body as art material and will explore, through simple exercises, methodologies of communicating with your body, materials and concepts. Using your body as a material in your practice is a significant formal, emotional and conceptual step for an artist. With this in mind, the broad discipline of performance studies can be of use in equipping us with knowledge that crosses disciplines and enriches our practice. Performance art is a wide and varied form. 

Please note that on participating in this workshop you will be asked to come prepared with a performance with consideration of costume, props and action. Wear flexible, warm and waterproof clothes (we may be outside for some time.) Please also bring a handheld mirror and 1 glass for water (no plastic)

This workshop is open to anyone over the age of 18, no previous experience is required, however spaces are limited so please ensure you are fully committed to taking a space before purchasing. 

Amanda Coogan (Belfast, UK)

Amanda Coogan is an internationally recognised and critically acclaimed artist working across the media of live art, performance, sculpture and installation. Her extraordinary work is challenging, provocative and always visually stimulating. Using gesture and context she makes allegorical and poetic works that are multi-faceted, and challenge expected contexts. She is one of the most dynamic contemporary artists practising in live art. 

www.amandacoogan.com

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Catalyst Members Screening Programme
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Catalyst Members Screening Programme

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For FIX19, Catalyst Arts is providing a special opportunity for our members that focuses on performance-related films and video art. This year’s performance festival will include a special screening for these films and video works in the FIX19 project space in Belfast city centre.

Callender Street (opposite Marks & Spencer Food Hal)
Open Saturday, Sep 28th & Sunday, Sep 29th, 2 – 6 pm

Works by Catalyst Arts Members

Andrea Piras Pinna
Áine Phillips
C J Woods
Eleni Kolliopoulou
John D’Arcy
Kate McElroy
Katharine May
Marianne Dupain
Nenad Bogdanovic
Nollaig Molloy
Rachel Macmanus
Sally O’Dowd
Sarah Lundy
Tadhg Ó Cuirrín
Uri Kloss
Valerie Driscoll
Vasiliki Stasinaki

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Rory Mullen
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Rory Mullen

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Rory Mullen was born in Dublin in 1989 and raised by Marie and Bill. They have completed a B.A in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design Co. Cork in 2012, and then an M.A. in Contemporary Fine Art at The University of Salford in 2016. Their work varies from video making, set and costume design, to writing and performance. They have recently created sets for London Fashion Week, performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and exhibited as part of The London Design Biennale held at Somerset House London.

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Evamaria Schaller
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Evamaria Schaller

(Performance festival Echt Jetzt!, Tübingen, 2019, Photographer: Roland Frick)

(Performance festival Echt Jetzt!, Tübingen, 2019, Photographer: Roland Frick)

Evamaria Schaller (Cologne, Germany)

Evamaria’s works include performative, cinematic and installation aspects, are mostly site-specific. Everyday actions but also absurdities, transformations and decontextualizations of material and objects are in the foreground of her work. She understands her body as a unit of measurement and material for time-based sculptures.

www.efeumaria.com

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FIX Opening and Emerging Artists Programm
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

FIX Opening and Emerging Artists Programm

FIX starts 2019 with a special programme for emerging artists. Three recent graduates were selected from an open call to perform during the FIX19 opening night at Culture Night Ireland:

Brennagh Meehan (Belfast, UK): Stages
Brennagh Meehan (b.1996) is a visual artist, a recent graduate from Belfast School of Art that studied Fine Art, Sculpture. A multidisciplinary artist that uses performance, sculpture, poetry and sound within her current creative practise.
www.brennaghmeehan.com

Lee Hamill (Co. Meath, Ireland): Solutions for the Border
Lee Hamill’s performance ‘Solutions for the Border’ explores the 1984 proposal Thatcher received to build a wall along the Irish Border and ghettoise west Belfast. Lee graduated from NCAD (Dublin) in 2019.

Aoife O'Connor (Belfast, UK): Sleep On it
Aoife O'Connor is a visual artist working in a range of medias including sculpture, drawing and performance. Her work tackles everyday dilemmas with a healthy amount of humour and childlike curiosity. She is a recent graduate from Ulster University having studied Fine Art Sculpture.
www.instagram.com/a.j_oconnor/

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