Commissions

 

Births, Deaths and Shuffles

madeinroath
6 November 2014

Cardiff City Hall, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park CF10 3ND ‎
5pm

plus further events and locations to be revealed…

The most significant events of our lives – our births, marriages and deaths – are recorded in the anonymous edifice of the Cardiff Registry Office. madeinroath have taken the data stored there and, using the medium of tap dance, will communicate and celebrate to the city these key moments.

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wishboat

Sean Vicary & Stephen Knight
Curated by Arcadecardiff
2
3 October – 30 November 2014

Venetian front to the Queens Arcade, Queen Street entrance, CF10 2BY

A giant floating paper boat is moored up outside the Venetian front of the Queens Arcade. Created using 3D augmented reality, it can be navigated using a mobile device along the Glamorganshire Navigational Company canal that once flowed there. A stream of text messages from around the world are featured on the side of the boat.

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Nowhere Bar

Mark S Gubb & Gordon Dalton
24 – 25 October 2014

1st Floor, 18-20 Wood Street, above Abacus

Nowhere Bar is a fully functioning pop-up dive bar, open at the time of the Artes Mundi launch and Open Studios weekend. A social space and artwork rolled in to one.

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A Giant, Whose Shoulders I Stand On

Alan Goulbourne, Shaun James, Steven George Jones, Marega Palser, Steve Reinke, Sara Rees, James Richards. Curated by Bob Gelsthorpe
25 October – 7 November 2014

Preview Friday 24 October 2014, 6 – 9pm

West Wharf Gallery, Jacob's Market Rooftop, West Canal Wharf, CF10 5DB

Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Observing and remembering acts of profound generosity and faith within creative circles, A Giant, Whose Shoulders I Stand On highlights the importance of artist-led activity and artist peer groups as the lifeblood of a city’s art scene. Taking its title from a letter by Isaac Newton, Bob Gelsthorpe has invited four artists to select another artist each, in a curatorial relay.

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Paradise Lost

tactileBOSCH
25 October – 1 November 2014

Preview Saturday 25 October 2014, 7 – 11pm

Former Customs & Immigration Building, 56 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LE

ParadiseLost unites established and emerging artists in one of Cardiff’s most iconic disused buildings. Painting, video, installation, sculpture, photography and live performance respond to the unique setting of the Customs & Immigration Building, in a fully immersive art experience organised by the great tactileBOSCH collective in celebration of the memory of Kim Fielding.

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Hangover Lounge

Becca Thomas & Samuel Hasler
5, 26 October & 2 November 2014

Spit & Sawdust Skate Park, Café & Artspace, Rhymney River Bridge Road, CF23 9AF

12 – 6pm

Hangover Lounge is a social artspace offering a place to relax with music, newspapers, booze and food as well as specially curated art events to help you get your head around the week ahead. For Cardiff Contemporary Hangover Lounge will be hosting a special artist book exhibition and giveaway on October 26 in collaboration with The ‘Stute. 

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On Record

Freya Dooley and Cinzia Mutigli
27 October – 2 November 2014
(events and performances – October 29 and November 1)

Location to be revealed…

On Record is a celebration of vinyl and the pace, mood and painstaking editing process of the mixtape.  Freya Dooley and Cinzia Mutigli have invited artists making audio work to experiment with compilation, words and sampling with a DIY approach. On Record features newly commissioned sound works and performances by artists who use analogue processes.

On Record artists include Anat Ben-David, Robert Bidder, Matt Cook, Stabbing Les, Richard Huw Morgan, Ian Watson and Jacob Whittaker.

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Bedazzled – A Welshman in New York

Ffotogallery
29 October – 1 November 2014

Cory Chambers, 57 Bute Street, CF10 5LE

Tickets £12, concessions available.

Ffotogallery presents Bedazzled, a celebration of the special relationship Dylan Thomas had with the United States (New York in particular), and the enduring influence of his life and work on both sides of the Atlantic. In a series of live performances/installations, audience members are transported back to the 1950s world of bohemian New York where Dylan Thomas' charisma and dramatic and lyrical use of language left all around him spellbound.

Conceived by artistic director/curator David Drake, writer Ben Gwalchmai and composer John Rea.

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Occupation

good cop bad cop
4 – 8 November 2014

Locations to be revealed…

For Occupation, good cop bad cop ask us to imagine Cardiff as a vast film set – a city populated by extras and filmed by hundreds, thousands of cameras – surveillance, security, mobile phones and the film and TV industry. The back-story of this film is of a city under siege, and the protagonists of Occupation are not the main characters, but the Extras whose task it is to blend in to the background for purposes of authenticity.    

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Empty Walls Project

Until 26 October 2014

Various locations around the city

Empty Walls combines over 20 local and international street artists to create an outdoor gallery of Folk inspired, public murals in Cardiff’s city centre and surrounding areas.

Curated by Sam Worthington and Helen Bur, part of the Modern Alchemists art collective. 

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Watermark

Johana Hartwig
3 October – 9 November 2014

Mill Lane to the Hayes

Watermark is a city centre intervention drawing attention to Cardiff's historic canal system. In the Nineteenth century, canals and feeder canals ran through Cardiff, carrying iron, steel and coal to the docks from the valleys. Today, Cardiff's canal system still runs silently beneath city centre pavements. Johana has redrawn part of the route of the Glamorganshire canal onto the pavement using pressurised water. 

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Art Hotel

Rebecca Wyn Kelly
8 – 9 November 2014

Preview 
Friday 7 November 2014, 6 – 11pm

Saturday 8 November 2014, Art Hotel Supper Club – booking required

The Abacus, 18-20 St David’s House, Wood Street, CF10 1ER
12 – 5pm

Art Hotel specialises in holidays for makers and creators with facilities for the public which include vacant suites to create your own work, a cocktail bar, supper clubs, afternoon tea in the lobby and of course the chance to visit the artists suites to view their creations.

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