Readings in Passage

21 March to 15 April 2016
CAAKE Group: Collaborative Arts and Kinetic Environments

Concluding event 15 April 6.30pm

  • Gail Mahon
  • Rachel Gomme
  • Tara Murphy
  • Sandra Robinson
  • Bronagh Corr-McNicholl
  • Bridget Madden

Readings in Passage sees the CAAKE artists group embark on a month-long research project with R-Space gallery as its base. Using visual art, making and performance the group will first spend residential time in the austere landscape of the Glenshane Pass in the Sperrin mountains. The second strand of the project is a “think tank” of public discussions and interactive workshops, and thirdly a live one-night event will distil the resulting body of research into a concluding performance and installation event on 15 April at 6.30pm in the gallery.

Workshop dates. Free admission, all welcome:

26 March 11.00am to 1.30pm Rachel Gomme: Moving Matter

2 April 10.30am to 1.30 pm Tara J Murphy: Memory Making : Walk, Talk & Make

2 April 2.30pm to 5.00pm Gail Mahon: Making Presence

9 April 11.00am to 1.00pm Brónagh Corr McNicholl: Memory Blueprint

For workshop details click here

CAAKE is a collaborative group of six visual artists and performers from Northern Ireland and England brought together during the City of Culture in Derry/ Londonderry 2013. Their connection was led by discussion and playful explorations of common ground through materials, movement and meaning. On-going conversations have developed a dialogue around how the body reads and responds to materials through skin knowledge, mapped memories and the exchange of mutable traced effects.

As a work-in-progress conversation Readings in Passage doesn’t expect specific conclusions but aims to explore the collaborative role of art practices in research; making knowledge tangible through visual and embodied communication. It hopes to partner with relevant organisations and to raise public interest around the project, especially in relation to Alzheimer’s and Dementia.