6–8 December 2016
Very pleased to welcome Irish artist, composer and performer, Áine O'Dwyer, for a three-day residency spanning folklore, fluxus, and a one-off, one-off performance in Stoke Newington Old Church making use of the church organ. O'Dwyer has assembled a tantalisingly diverse line-up of artists across three days, including Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster Eddie Lenihan; Welsh-born and London-based writer and filmmaker Iain Sinclair and a uniquely convened group of local musicians.
Áine will also be screening some of her early action based performances in the Project Space. Her early performance work was often unannounced and staged in public spaces. More details TBA.
Áine O’Dwyer whose recent double album of improvised organ music, Music for Church Cleaners vol. I & II, is a modern minimalist magnum opus of the highest order. With a background that combines Irish traditional music and contemporary performance, she has created a multi-layered, exploratory, and experiential work that begs questions of historicism and the social proximities of the everyday, as well as the presumed nature of records themselves.” – BOMB Magazine – BOMB Magazine
Áine O'Dwyer, (b. Co.Limerick, Ireland) lives and works between Ireland and the UK. She graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2006 and the Slade School of Art in 2011. She creates live and recorded events which embrace the broader aesthetics of sound and its relationship to environment, time, audience and structure. The notion of a holding space as-extension-of-instrument is a cornerstone of her artistic investigation and the crux of her live performances. Her most recent live works include Civil Twilight (Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh 2017), Down at Beasty Rock (CCA, Glasgow 2017), Poems for Daedalus (Daedalus street, Athens 2018) and Pianowalk (Novas Frequências, Rio de Janeiro 2018). Notable releases include Music for Church Cleaners, Beast diaries, Locusts, Gegeinschein, Gallarais and Poems for play which was released on her publishing imprint Cloch.