Landing Places | February 2023
Residency Research - The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
Landing Places is a dance based research project that addresses issues of containment and displacement within somatic and geographic experiences of mobility.
A collaboration with UK sound artist Olivir Haylett, Kate Wilson of Undercurrent is joined by an exceptional team of dance artists for this research project. The artists are Gaelin Little (UK), Isolde Ó’Brolcháin Carmody (IRE), Loveth Oyiboka (Nigeria), Robin Wilson (IRE) and Mintesinot Wolde (IRE & Ethiopia).
Descendants of nomads, movement through the world, and the dances within and around us are our very expression of life. Core to community and our relating to ‘other’, Landing Places is a unique platform for these experienced and diverse movement practitioners to explore how movement and dance practices can expand understanding of our societal and cultural experiences of mobility. Undercurrent are delighted to be including a week long in person residency for Landing Places at the Dock in February 2023. Landing Places research project is supported by Arts Council Bursary Award.
Curves of Time | 29th October 2022
Curves of Time - Durational Performance and Installation, 2-5pm
Leitrim Sculpture Centre
A research project exploring embodied approaches to portraiture by Kate Wilson in collaboration with UK based dance artists Svenja Bühl and Ben McEwen
Performances and installation - Saturday 29th October from 2 - 5pm at Leitrim Sculpture Centre.
Portraiture remains a unique and long-established genre for the exploration of our relational experiences of self and other, both in the collaborative act between artist and subject and in the enduring generated image. Whilst discussion of these dialogical aspects within portraiture have been ongoing throughout its history, the relational medium of ‘dance duet’ incorporated in Curves of Time seeks to further unveil some of its deeper implicit elements.
Influenced by her background in dance and visual art, Kate Wilson has collaborated with two dance artists in integrated processes of improvised dance and portraiture in charcoal and oil paint. The resulting installation includes live performance, ten works on canvas and paper, and two video works that explore the emerging relationships between drawing, painting and performance. The live performance with dance artist Svenja Bühl is an invitation to witness the trans-disciplinary duet process as well as an opportunity for live engagement, as each journey by the audience through the performance space becomes an additional dialogic aspect within the process.
With an ongoing interest in how new modes of practice and how extended understanding can emerge through a softening of boundaries between dance and visual art forms, Curves of Time investigates the inherent dynamic aspects of ourselves and our interactions, bringing us towards new definitions in visual art portraiture and dance.
This event is supported by Leitrim Local Live Performance Programme with development and research supported by Echo Echo Festival of Movement Commission Award 2021.