Wild Swans Performance Art: Forgotten Places

Friday 18 September – Saturday 31 October 2020
Denys Blacker | Wild Swans Performance Art: Forgotten Places | Friday 18 September  – Saturday 31 October 2020 | Regional Cultural Centre
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During the initial 2020 lockdown, Wild Swans in conjunction with Bbeyond, invited artists to collaborate in the project  ‘Forgotten Places’a series of performances which took place in in Girona, Spain and Fanad, Co. Donegal in August 2020. The project offers an introduction to performance art with 10 performances by Donegal and Spain based and Bbeyond artists.

‘Forgotten Places’ explores our sense of place and space and the artist’s specific responses to site, place and of a space. It captures how we create out of primal spatial experiences and how we embody feelings and images.

The artistic process began online with the artists and film maker and has continued over the months on a weekly basis. Each artist has written a text related to their performance creating a digital document for the project.

The project crosses a threshold of various performance art approaches and is accessible to a wide the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, County Donegal. It aims to make Performance Art in Donegal more accessible for everyone and to encourage artists to move into the space of performance art as an art practice.  

Wild Swans was founded by artists Denys Blacker, Girona, Spain and Bernadette Hopkins, Co. Donegal, Ireland as a performance art exchange project between Spain and Donegal, supported by Bbeyond Performance Art, Belfast. We thank Creative Ireland and Donegal County Council for funding the project and also Regional Cultural Centre, Co. Donegal for their support and facilitation in bringing the work to a wide audience.

LESLEY YENDELL  JAMES KING  JULIETTE MURPHY  AODÁN MCCARDLE  SANDRA JOHNSON  ROTNIP  DENYS BLACKER  BRIAN PATTERSON  TONI CRABB  BERNADETTE HOPKINS

Image: Denys Blacker
Friday 18 September – Saturday 31 October 2020
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