Projects and Press

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CURRENT PROJECTS                    

HYPHAE VIDEO SERIES    Was shown for the first time in Sweden  at GIBCA EXTENDED 2021 3 SEPT  2021  

                   EN-TROPY -                  

A Group Exhibition Event in conjunction with GIBCA EXTENDED 2021 


Date : 3 SEPTEMBER 2021 
Place : KKV GBG, Sockerbruket 44, Rooftop Tower 
Time : 5 hours : Preview kl.14 / Public kl. 15-19

EN-TROPY -
the degree of disorder 
or uncertainty in a system 

 



En-Tropy a public non-profit event arranged by 5 local and international artists-members of KKV GBG, residing in Gothenburg and working across sculpture, video, photography and performance: 

Gaby Berglund Cárdenas, Bev Hayes, Lisa Holmgren, Chihiro Nodera och Kristina Žetko will feature work in
the rooftop towers of the KKV GBG building, Sockerbruket 44, Göteborg. 

This exhibition and performance event was part by invitation from GIBCA Extended 2021 program and in collaboration with Klippanklustret, 

( Gallerier och Konstnärer I Klippan Område ). 

’The Ghost Ship and the Sea Change’, 11th edition Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 

 

#entropy_gibca2021     #entropy_gibcaextended2021 

More exhibition details
http://www.en-tropy.se 
Instagram: entropy_gibca2021

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B.A.B.E 2021     Bristols Artist Book Event 
Two Videos from HYPHAE Series 2020 shown as part of  B.A.B.E  2021 
Bristol Artist Book Event at Arnolfini, UK,  April 2021, 'The Lost Weekend’  
Interim online version of B.A.B.E 2022 will take place over the weekend of 17th and 18th April 2021 - 
You can watch over 120 artists book films from Book Artists from around the world.

HYPHAE Series  2020,   Performance Art Installation / Photography  & Video / Shot and Produced July 2020

Hyphae Series thrives on, a progressive ongoing collaborative project, featured around the world in several group exhibitions, both online and in physical gallery spaces.

 

This Series comprises of a collection of photographic still images and a digital video film,  capturing the behind the scenes,

site specific performance, an installation in a forest location, Gothenburg, Sweden.

This performance was about the elemental uncertainly of time, space and being. The film was a collaboration, between two Gothenburg based artists, directed and performed by Cárdenas and co-directed / filmed, photographed and edited by Hayes. It depicts Cárdenas in her creative process and using her knowledge of Asian philosophies to influence her art practice. Mindful rituals such as repetition, meditation and flow, are engaged during the recorded performance, staged in a secluded woodland environment, seemingly in isolation, yet it playouts familiar rituals that weave our existence and union with nature. It's pattern forming outcomes are seen in a continuous wrapping of a thread around a cluster of trees, unifying these tall columns in winding repetition. This can be a metaphor for the finest of filaments of the underground fungi network, mycelium that support and join up to make complex connecting underworlds to enrich the survival of forests and yet it can also have the adverse consequences on mighty tree structures by cutting off food supplies and nutrients, spreading disease with prolific intent.  It is between these two conditions that En-Tropy is born, a new project to connect and collaborate with other artists.   

In connection with this single performance was a larger context of collaboration, the premise being part of an international project called TIMESPECIFICS -  A personal choreography in time and space.  This was created during the current Global Covid -19 Pandemic, involving a range of international artists from 8 different countries, mostly in lockdown, as a reflection of the constraints under which artists set out to make and produce work. Yet at the time Sweden was not in full lockdown, although with national recommended restrictions in place for social distancing and self isolation. 

Links to the collaborative film project is found on news page.  

'Hyphae is about the elemental uncertainty of time, space and being, shot during the Global Pandemic Covid-19.

 With this piece the artists imagine a world where all types of humans and nature forge their duality into a oneness, thereby living in harmony or mutualism. The transformation that happens to the space in the forest during the performance and experience of flow is a metaphor for transmutation and purification.'  

Performance Location :  Woodland Forest Sweden, during Global Pandemic 2020  

Director and Performance:  Gaby Berglund Cárdenas -  International Multi Disciplinary Artist 

Co-Director / Photography & Video, Editing : Bev Hayes - Visual Artist, Photographer, Printmaker  Based in SWEDEN 

 

HYPHAE Series in Print 

Bev Hayes is currently developing  a limited edition photo book made with the alternative photographic print technique - PHOTOPOLYMER GRAVURE

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PHOTOGRAPHIC STILL © Bev Hayes / Gaby B Cárdenas JULY 2020

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PRESS FEATURE

The Regional Creative Arts Industry Publication ADA, for Västa Götaland, mentions my photography and project collaboration in an  artist interview with International Artist Gaby Berglund Cárdenas.    READ >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Online Published Article

Bluecoat, Liverpool: The Uk's first art centre  / Artist Printmaker Bev Hayes is mentioned in the ebook, page 217.   Read Article

See Bibliographic.

This book mentions a history behind The Print Room, located on the top floor of the north east wing of the Bluecoat building, and with its much loved famous 100 year old Press, that's still in working action from when it started the being used in 1960's. Bev Hayes features with a list of tutor-artists who have had the honour to print with the press as well as teach numerous local artists, amateur and professional over the years.  

 

 Bluecoat, Liverpool: The UK's first arts centre

   "Bryan Biggs, John Belchem

    Oxford University Press, 23 May 2020 - History - 288 pages

   

' Bluecoat is a unique and much-loved Liverpool institution, its oldest city centre building. This book tells the fascinating story of its transformation from charity school to contemporary arts centre, the UK's first. Its early 18th century origins shed light on the religious and maritime mercantile environment of the growing port, whose merchants supported the school. Echoes from then are revealed in themes explored by artists in the 20th century, including slavery and colonial legacies. The predominant focus is on an inclusive building for the arts, starting with colourful bohemian society, the Sandon, who established an artistic colony in 1907, hosting significant exhibitions by the Post-Impressionists and many leading modern British artists. Bluecoat Society of Arts emerged as the building's custodians, paving the way for the arts centre which, despite financial struggles and wartime bomb damage, survived and continues to play a prominent role in Liverpool's and the UK's culture. Bluecoat is described as where 'village hall meets the avant-garde'. In its rich story, Picasso, Stravinsky, Yoko Ono, Captain Beefheart, Simon Rattle and the inspirational Fanny Calder are just some of the names encountered, as key strands, including music, visual art, performance and the building's tenants, are traced."

Bibliographic information

 

Title:Bluecoat, Liverpool: The UK's first arts centre

EditorsBryan BiggsJohn Belchem

PublisherOxford University Press, 2020

ISBN1800347472, 9781800347472

Length288 pages