|Tulips and Oysters Cross Arts Theatre
Although 'work proper' began for Tulips
and Oysters at the start of 2005,
the seeds of this cross arts theatre group were planted back in 2000
when two of its members met and worked together for the first time.
Kate Wilson studied fine art in London and was working as a visual
and performance artist in County Leitrim at a time when Cathal Roche
had decided to take some time out of the Dublin jazz scene to develop
his own work. Kate and Cathal began their first cross arts improvisation
work at this time whilst continuing to pursue their separate careers
and music. The addition of dance artist Aideen Mulcahy and saxophonist
Nick Roth at the beginning of the year provided the momentum to bring
the group towards its first performance. Nick and Cathal had by then
been joint members of three of Irelands most innovative contemporary
music ensembles; Fuzzy Logic, the Kai Big Band, and the RISE
Saxophone Quartet, and were playing together on a regular basis.
Aideen started working with Kate in dance theatre and performance
2004. At the end of 2004 Aideen and Kate started work as a duo. Tulips
and Oysters debut performance at the Factory Performance Space is
example of the groups innovative and fresh approach to dance, music
and visual art installation.
Landscapes Series is a series
of short explorations inspired by the
landscape and oral history of south Sligo.
Each episode is an improvised
and composed conversation between
music and dance woven with live recording, interactive music, video
projection and installation.
Redirected : Phenomenology of
Feminine Body Motility
In 2006 I was contacted by the Computer Science Department at Warwick
University, concerning the development of an interactive facility
for multi-camera motion capture. At Warwick forty-eight video cameras
have been installed in a studio with each camera linked to it's
computer. Systems for both dynamic object manipulation and viewpoint
manipulation are being constructed for use at this studio.
I have been asked to form part of a group of international artists,(also
included are Gill Clarke of Independent Dance, Becky Edmunds,
Rosemary Lee of ResCen, and potentially associate members of the
Royal Shakespeare Co.), who will assist in the creation of effective
intergration of the systems developed, and the creation of interfaces
practical use to an artistic process. To this end the university
use of the multi-camera facility to the artists involved, that we
explore the potential offered by this facility for our own art practices
Ireland and the U.K.
I am using this facility in the development of my performance work,
Redirected, exploring the ordinary purposive orientation
of the feminine
body towards its environment.
I believe the ways the feminine body typically
conducts itself in purposive
orientation towards things and it's environment is revelatory of
structures of feminine existence. I am going to develop a series
movement studies exploring the relationship of intention and action
feminine bodily motility. These studies will be used as ground material
the creation of a performance work for film.The studio for multi-camera
motion capture at Warwick University will be of unquantifiable use
deepening the potential of my research in feminine body motility,
as expanding the possibilities of new media presentation of the