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Saturday, 29 November 2008

Fluxus in Aberystwyth 1968-2008

"...if you don't know what a Fluxconcert is you must come and see for yourself..." [Brian Lane, 1968]

Date: Saturday, November 29, 2008
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Castle Theatre, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

"The Fluxus Concert was a real success... Slides of cowboy drawings. We pull crackers, burst bags, howl. Somebody chases his mate around the parish hall to hit him. Flux-Pin-Up No. 1 showers down. It is a picture of Brian. ...People howl and throw streamers, and stick coloured papers on their faces, and somehow behind the light Brian throws us another set of instructions. Caution, Art Corrupts."
(John Hall, A State of Flux - John Hall at the Aberystwyth Festival, The Guardian 30 November 1968)

From the 27th to the 29th November 1968, artist Brian Lane came to Aberystwyth with his collaborators, the First Dream Machine, to organize a 3-day Fluxus event.

We will pay tribute to this seminal example of experimental art practice exactly 40 years after it first occurred. Aberystwyth-based artists will perform their interpretation of the original Fluxus scores used in 1968.

Admission is free. To book tickets visit:

The restaging is part of What’s Welsh for Performance? Beth yw performance’ yn Gymraeg? A major research project aiming to uncover and archive the history of performance art in Wales.
Project Director: Dr Heike Roms, Performance Studies, Aberystwyth University

With the support of the Sir David Hughes Parry Awards 2008; Aberystwyth University Research Fund; Aberystwyth University.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Mapping Performance Art in Cardiff

Sun 19 Oct 2008: 2-10pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
As part of Experimentica 08

Walk down the lanes of performance memory...

Share your experiences of performance work in Cardiff over the last 45 years by locating them on a room-size map of the city – and contribute to a growing archive on Performance Art in Wales. Whether you are an artist who has made performance work in this city, or an audience member who once witnessed a performance (voluntarily or involuntarily)… Any material will be of interest - from actual pieces of documentation to vague memories of events caught out of the corner of one's eye.

The archive will be accessible throughout the day. Visitors welcome!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Fluxus in Aberystwyth 1968

They say that if you can remember the '60s you weren't there… we are hoping to prove this wrong.
We are looking for Aberystwyth residents and students of 1968 who have memories of a 3 day art event that took place at the Parish Hall (now the Castle Theatre) in November of that year.
It was called Miss Rainbow Day, Brian Lane and the First Dream Machine and was organised by the Guild of Students (including John Osborne, Bob Marsland, Steve Mills) as part of the annual Aberystwyth Arts Festival.
It featured a 12-hour concert of electronic music, the first Fluxclinic, a session of total theatre, a session of minimal theatre and a Fluxus Concert. White Balloon Event, Darkness Pieces, Leaflet Concert and Panic Dances were some of the highlights…
If you have any memories of these events, or know somebody who does, please get in touch!
Any material will be of interest - even vague memories of activities caught out of the corner of your eye.
For more information visit:

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Simon Whitehead Locator 18 (Pentre Ifan)

LOCATOR18 - BIVOUAC 14-18 August 2008 Canolfan Pentre Ifan Centre, West Wales.
Locator is an ongoing series of residential workshops led by Movement Artist Simon Whitehead. Tycanol, a site of SSI and sessile oak woodland nested beneath the Preseli hills, Wales, has been the home for a quietly evolving performance practice over the last 13 years. Residing in the sensory life of the body and its movement, Locator is an active exploration of ecology and sensory perception through a process of moving, walking and wandering, witnessing, gathering, rising and falling with the sun, getting lost, becoming located, drawing, fasting and making.
In this workshop we will pursue the phenomenon of shelter, both as it resides in the movement and scale of the body and its imminence in our lives.
Fee: £225 (waged), £180 (part waged, freelance). Fees Include accommodation and first meal. Please send £80 deposit to reserve a place:
Simon Whitehead, 1Penrhiw, Abercych, Pembrokeshire. SA370HB.( (Please book early, places limited to ten.)

Friday, 11 July 2008

Experimentica: Open Call for Submissions (Cardiff)

Experimentica 08
Chapter, Cardiff (Wales, UK)
15-19 October 2008
Open Call for Submissions
You are invited to submit a proposal to Experimentica, Chapter’s annual festival of Live and Time-based Arts
To be a part of Experimentica 08 submit a written proposal that includes:
- a descriptive statement of intended work/artists statement outlining specific concerns and interests.
- technical requirements and details of most appropriate venue or location
- any supporting materials (photos/slides/dvds/cds etc.)
- full contact details
Address your entries to: Experimentica 08
Chapter, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff. CF5 1QE. Wales
(Please include an SAE for return of materials)
If you have any questions or need advice on what to include in your proposal, please contact Cathy Boyce at Chapter on 029 2031 1050 /
Deadline for submissions: 11 July 2008

Sunday, 29 June 2008

The Museum Of The Moment Workshop (Cardiff)

The Museum Of The Moment Workshop
Sunday 29th June 10am - 5pm
The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
6 workshops given by leading practitioners that invite you to explore the city through photography, making video on your mobile phone, writing fiction, recording oral history or drawing.
Come along and try something new or develop an existing interest
The Workshops
(choose 1 from the morning session and 1 from the afternoon)
Morning 10 - 1
Photographing Place* –Richard Page
Site Specific Writing –Angela Morgan Cutler
Exploring Architecture Through Drawing- Jennie Savage and Richard Powell
Afternoon 2-5
Photographing People* –Pratap Rughani
Introduction to Recording Oral History - Rib Davis
Making & Editing Films on Your Mobile Phone* – Victoria Tillotson & Nic Finch.
*you will need to bring a digital camera/ mobile phone to take part
Go to the website and click on TAKE PART to find out more about the workshops and to book a place.
The Museum Of The Moment is part of “The Arcades Project: A 3D Documentary” by Jennie Savage