Location: Tipperary, Ireland
Artists collaborate to make a circle of goat willow planted in honour of the great oak in the quarry field / cairéal dair. The protagonists might be hard to see as they will be moving slowly in a bushy disguise. for becoming tree 4 in April 2021 with MJ Newell and Deej Fabyc
FBI+ A in Association with Live-Art Ireland
‘ What’s old, really old? Imagine Edna, Methuselah’s mum outliving her son. Landscape does that, what about artefacts? How can 4 artists from Tipperary and 4 older artists from across southern UK tell each other stories about objects, places, and living a long life? How can the landscape give us shelter in this time of 5 km walks?’
This project is at the invitation of The Tipperary Arts Office for Bealtaine 2021
LOCAL Tipperary based
Theresia Guschlbauer Social choreographerTheresia is a collaborative artist and curator with a textile practice based in county Tipperary, Ireland. Her work includes curating Clonmel Applefest and producing multi-disciplinary collaborations on environmental and social themes. Ritual and ecology infuse most of her work. www.2candoarts.ie
Caelan Bristow Architect and Artist Concurrent with design and project management, Caelan has created and facilitated social art works and curated exhibitions and festivals in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 2004.
Nicholas Ward Sound Artist – Nicholas’ work explores the use of electronics, sensor systems, lighting and sound design in the creation of generative works. He has created interactive sound sculptures where a complex meshing of electronic and mechanical technologies is used to develop sonic textures and light over a range of time scales. https://limerick.academia.edu/nicholasward
Deej Fabyc will be weaving film and live art together to develop new live online iterations on this overarching theme https://www.fabyc.co.uk/index.php/info/
O Pen Be will be incorporating body and movement-based stimuli grounded in decades of somatic work used in both therapeutic and live art performative contexts , face to face and within published video compositions. https://www.instagram.com/o.pen.be/ https://fbi.works/index.php/bio/
Danielle Imara will be focusing on sound-art and music. Their sound compositions have been used at Somerset House, for live art works presented at festivals and theatre venues, and independent film and video scores, often incorporating found sounds into popular music formats and abstract soundscapes. http://www.danielleimara.com/
Sarah Andrew will be developing narratives, score and story telling https://fbi.works/index.php/bio/
This live art video was commissioned by Come Hell or High Water a series of monthly events at low tide in London Docklands taking place 2019-20. The project is produced by Sarah Andrew, Anne Bean, George Pringle and Phoebe Patey-Ferguson, initially activated with Hayley Newman. Deej Fabyc and MJ Newell made this live to camera performance for the November 2020 iteration. This performance was created at Live art Ireland at Milford House.
The Raven Enquiry was a performance at Live Art Ireland at Milford House for Becoming Tree 2 an international zoom performance event in October 2020. Deej Fabyc and MJ Newell interacted with the ancient oak in the front field during a wind storm for one hour simultaneously with the other artists in many time zones. This performance was inspired by thravens we have in residence here at Milford house in concert with the uncertainty of the Corona Virus pandemic. The wind storm that occurred on the day added to this frisson.
Although we can not invite you come and produce work here quite yet we are announcing a call out for virtual residencies in the near future. The first residency call out will be called Methuselah and will be asking artists to look at aging, deep time and the landscape. It will be engaging with members of the local North Tipperary rural area in which this house and lands are embedded.