National Eisteddfod, Cardiff, 2008
André Stitt • Beth Greenhalgh • Eddie Ladd • Lee Hassall
Mike Pearson • Phil Babot • Guest writer: Tudur Dylan
On the maes
11.00am – 2.00pm. each day
Mon. 4th, Wed, 6th, Fri. 8th & Sat. 9th August 2008.
Daily Sat. 2nd – Sat. 9th August 2008
‘Gwaith’ is a site-specific installation and performance made by a collective of Welsh based artists that reflects the activities cultivated by TRACE install-action in Cardiff.
Group activity during the National Eisteddfod 2008 takes the form of a series of performance interventions utilising a specially constructed 1:1 scaled replica of the ‘domestic’ TRACE artspace which is situated in an inhabited terrace house at
26 Moira Place, Adamsdown, Cardiff.
The TRACE artists collective engage in an ongoing dialogue with this rebuilt environment, navigating it’s physicality and making interventions upon it’s structure. References to locations and conditions in and around Cardiff are displaced and relocated to the ‘maes’ creating multi-layered investigations through post-colonial scouring.
The interrogation of space becomes a primary vehicle for tracing
it’s repression and recovery.
It is through ‘trace’ and memory that we find absence revealed.
It is through work that love is made visible.
The public will have full access throughout to experience the ‘live’ activity and the resulting installation, evidence and residual traces of the performances.
Simultaneous reportage and texts will be created during this daily activity by guest writer Tudur Dylan. Tudur’s residency with TRACE Collective during the Eisteddfod has been supported by ACADEMI. Trace is supported by SAFLE, the Arts Council of Wales, Coed Hills Rural Artspace & CFAR, the Centre for Fine Art Research at Cardiff School of Art & Design, UWIC.