Klang Canteen. Curated by Barnaby Dicker for Art’s Birthday, Wales
Marking five years of activity Art’s Birthday, Wales presents its first exhibition. As with all Art’s Birthday celebrations, it belongs to a more or less informal worldwide network of artists who, each year, pick up the baton(s) left by Robert Filliou. Based around this community of interest, the exhibition draws together work by associates and collaborators old and new.
Klang Canteen. Klang is German for ‘sound.’ A Canteen is both a place where nourishment is served and a container where such nourishment is kept. There will be tables and chairs in the gallery, but the nourishment offered at the exhibition will not be edible; it will be audible.Visitors will be greeted by the sounds of one or more of the works on show playing through a cassette deck. (It is the perfect place to bring a packed lunch or hot drink.)
The artists were invited to present a piece of work that would fit on one, maybe two sides of a cassette. They have been at absolute liberty to do this however they please. Beyond local and national, there is also work from Belgium, Canada and the USA.
Belgian arts collective Théâtre de la Liberté will be in residency on Art’s (“actual”) Birthday (Tuesday 17th January) – experience their intervention between 3–5pm. David Pitt will close the show with a unique gong experiment on Saturday 28th January 4.30-5.30pm.
Barrie Hole’s Hitlist Presents… (Tim John, Aled Simons)
BpOlar (Dirk Driesen)
Peter Courtemanche & Anna Friz
Common Culture (David Campbell, Mark Durden, Ian Brown)
Hedsor (Karl & Kimberly Foster)
Théâtre de la Liberté
Image by Markus Kirsch