Mark Buckeridge, Ona Juciūtė: DeMo reciprocal residency exhibitions 2022
CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to invite you to the launch of 4 Ballads by Mark Buckeridge (NI/RoI) and Joiners by Ona Juciūtė (LT), our 2022 DeMo residents. This is the second iteration of our residency programme and partnership with Kaunas Artists’ House and the Lithuanian Culture Institute. Entitled DeMo, this biennial programme supports emerging artists to participate in an exchange between Northern Ireland and Lithuania. The solo shows are comprised of new work made during the residency inspired by personal narratives and the practice of textile making of our region (Ona Juciūtė) and sean nós singing and community found in music making (Mark Buckeridge).
4 Ballads is a performance and installation by Mark Buckeridge. Within this sculptural setting performance, collage and sound are intertwined to explore the intersection of traditional singing, nostalgia and poetic details of everyday life.
Ona Juciūtė is interested in the practices and shifts of making today. She works across sculpture, installation and moving images. With a set of sculptures made specifically for this show, she is exploring parallels between tailoring, clothing and furniture making. The video piece Joiners connects patchwork making practices of former Factory Girls from Derry and a story of Ona’s father – a carpenter – and his relationship with the changing world through his skill.
A series of events and Round Table Podcast will be accompany the exhibition, keep an eye on the CCA website for details.
Mark Buckeridge is an artist who lives and works in Belfast. His practice encompasses performance, installation, text and sound. Buckeridge graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam and has exhibited across Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands. In recent work, installations and performances seek to extract alternative readings of place and community through staging exhibitions, public gatherings and live performances. For CCA, Mark will perform over the course of the exhibition as part of a mixed media installation to include drawing, collage and sculpture.
Ona Juciūtė is a visual artists based in Vilnius. She holds an MA in Sculpture from Vilnius Academy of Arts. Ona has participated in residencies abroad including AiR Niederösterreich in Krems, Austria in 2021 and at the moment she is residing at The Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation in Germany. In 2021 her sculptures were included in the permanent collection of Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.
The DeMo reciprocal residency programme is a partnership between CCA Derry~Londonderry, Lithuanian Culture Institute and Kaunas Artists’ House. Initiated by CCA Director Catherine Hemelryk and former Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in the UK Justė Kostikovaitė, and Director of Kaunas Artists’ House Rūta Stepanovaitė. With thanks to Agnė Bagdžiūnaitė, coordinator and curator of DeMo, and Ūla Tornau, current Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in the UK.