Films

Canalchemy

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A series of collaborative performances along the route of the deleted Glamorganshire canal.
See Steve Hitchen’s Canalchemy

HYDRO

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Feb 2017 – ongoing: artist in residence with HYDRO, Llangattock Green Valleys, Brecon Beacons, South Wales, working in collaboration with multi-media artist Leona Jones.

Before the arrival of reliable mains electricity in the Brecon Beacons, many landowners relied on private micro hydro schemes to generate electricity. Our initial research phase will be to respond to new micro hydro sites in the area and gather material related to the technology and the landscape in which it is situated.

Binocular: disturbance

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Shared concerns from collaboration with Suffolk-based artist Caroline Wright are realised in work that explores the position and experience of the insider and outsider, using TestBed to challenge ideas through drawings, exchange and display of objects, parallel walking, mapping of locations and other works. The Skirrid Mountain, Monmouthshire, located on the fringe of the Black Mountains is our site of investigation as we unpick what it means to be familiar and unfamiliar and the disturbance this causes.


For more about the Binocular:disturbance show see a-n Binocular Blog.

Binocular-TestBed2016reducedBinocular is an Arts Council Wales funded production project. Supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company


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Brickstock at Brickworks

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SURGE: video sequence and found objects from the Black Mountains and a recent city centre residency.
For more about how the work developed, see my blog

Nonarchy

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The Nonarchy comes to Cardiff – to gently spread misrule.

9 -16 Oct 2016 Made in Roath

Binocular: Ar yr Ymylon / On The Edge

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Together Apart: an alternative walk through Abergavenny with Suffolk artist Caroline Wright as part of PEAK‘s fringe programme of cultural talks from border land. National Eisteddfod 2016.

This artist led walk is the first chance to see and hear about work arising from the Arts Council Wales funded collaborative project: BINOCULAR

Many of us instinctively pick up objects on walks, find ourselves putting them in our pockets or holding onto them and wondering, perhaps, about the story behind them. Or we may hold onto objects of significance that have come into our possession in other ways, from a relative, a gift, or even that object that camefrom a cereal packet.

On this short walk around the streets of Abergavenny, artists Penny Hallas (living and working in the Black Mountains) and Caroline Wright (living and working in Suffolk) will explore themes of insider /ousider through introducing some of the objects they have discovered on opposite sides of the UK. Narratives will mesh as objects are taken out of context and re-placed, and the emotions of a stranger are contrasted with those of us who feel at home. Please feel free to bring along an object that you have picked up on a walk near your home – and maybe we will discover new objects of our own on the walk.

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Binocular is an Arts Council Wales funded production project. Supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company


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GPS Signal Lost

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GPS System Lost
is concerned with observing and recording, over a period of five years, some of the strange interplay between human and natural activity in and around the caves of Craig Y Cilau Nature Reserve near Abergavenny. It is a collage of films and stills, animations and projections in the tunnels of Eglwys Faen, using centuries of graffitti as backdrop.

The film also plays as a personal homage to my father, photographer and one-time pot-holer, on whose last camera the material for this film was gathered.

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Mission Gallery,
10 May – 19 June 2016

See blog for background to GPS Signal Lost

Ghost Jam

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An experimental semi-improvised rehearsal for a collaborative performance using poetry, film, movement, music and recorded sound.

4 Oct 2015 3.30 – 5.00pm Free
Crickhowell
Allen Fisher, Tilla Brading, Camilla Nelson, Rhys Trimble, Wanda O’Connor, Steven Hitchins, Graham Hartill, John Goodby, Lyndon Davies, Emma Lewis-Jones

The Tales we Tell

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Installation of new and old work relating to the re-telling of the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice
Un Deg Un, Wrexham
30 Jan - 28 Feb 2015

opening event 30 Jan 6-9pm
closing event 28 Feb 2-5pm A group of poets, musicians and a voice improvisation artist
perform in relation to the installation – the latest in a series of films/performances, each of which
offers a retelling of the myth, and of the collaborative process itself. With Steve Boyland, Lyndon Davies, Anthony Mellors, Scott Thurston and Rhys Trimble

Go to my blog for more information.

Boxing the Chimera

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An exhibition of imaginative responses to the contents of three South Wales museums, including
the Swansea Museum Collection Centre, celebrating the beauty and variety of objects on display
and exploring their relation to community and place.

Follow the boxing the chimera blog

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