Projects and Press

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CURRENT PROJECTS                    

HYPHAE UPCOMMING     Showing as part of GIBCA EXTENDED 2021    3 SEPT   Group Show  En-Tropy

B.A.B.E 2021    OUT NOW ! 
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

Ongoing Hyphae Projects have been featured around the world in several group exhibitions, both online and in galleries.

 The Hyphae 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 plays with the familiar rituals that weave our existence and union with nature. It's pattern forming outcomes, we see a continuous wrapping of a thread around a cluster of trees, unifying these tall columns in winding repetition. 

In connection with this single performance was a larger context of collaboration, the premise being part of an international project called TIMESPECIFIC -  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  Bev Hayes is currently developing  a limited edition photo book made with the alternative photographic print technique - photopolymer gravure.          

 PHOTOPOLYMER GRAVURE

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PHOTOGRAPHIC STILL © Bev Hayes / Gaby B Cárdenas JULY 2020

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PHOTOGRAPHIC STILL © Bev Hayes / Gaby B Cárdenas JULY 2020

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PHOTOGRAPHIC STILL © Bev Hayes / Gaby B Cárdenas JULY 2020

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PHOTOGRAPHIC STILL © Bev Hayes / Gaby B Cárdenas JULY 2020

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Press Article

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