Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Water and Me"

Saturday 27th September at 7.00 pm

Ugochukwu Bright Eke and Alice Yard open new project at the YMCA this Saturday

Ugochukwu Bright Eke

In culminating his Commonwealth Foundation Residency programme at Alice Yard, Nigerian artist "Ugochukwu Bright Eke" will present a series of installations entitled "Water and Me".
Ugochukwu developed these works-in-progress whilst in Trinidad as a continuation of his interest in the negotiations / interrelationships between man and the environment, and will continue these investigations, through these works, as they travel around the world.
The showing of these works will also integrate the choreography of Sonja Dumas's "Continuum Dance Project."

Ugochukwu Bright Eke is Alice Yard's first international artist-in-residence. He is a winner of the Commonwealth Foundation’s Arts and Craft Award for 2007, and has chosen to use his award grant to visit and work in Trinidad.

Venue: YMCA , Benbow Road (off Wrightson Rd) , Port-of-Spain.

Saturday 27th September at 7.00pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

'The Universal Human Experience'

Kishan Munroe of Nassau will speak about his latest project:

"The Universal Human Experience"


Paramount to Munroe's project is the investigation of peoples on opposing sides of various contemporary conflicts which have historically changed modern regional and global socio-cultural interaction. The range of the dialogue shall span a myriad of disputes; by way of example: the Holocaust to the Iraqi war to Haitian/Bahamian relations; the white/black racial divide; gang rivalry; controversial Australian Immigration practices; the war against Terrorism; and the Rwandan Civil War.

Kishan Munroe was born in Nassau Bahamas in 1980. He is the product of a social, cultural and historic continuum of artists in a region where the tradition of art-making is expressed through its many layers of varied and complex histories. In the fall of 1998 Munroe embarked upon his studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He double majored in Painting and Visual effects and completed his undergraduate work with honors in 2003. He went on to pursue graduate work at his alma mater on a graduate fellowship and concluded his studies in Painting in 2005. Munroe's work has been exhibited both in the Caribbean and the United States and is included in many public and private collections. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including: grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Governor's Choice Award (Bahamas), The Nancie Mattice International Award, and The Combined Merit Fellowship at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Kishan Munroe is based in Nassau

Animae Caribe introduces MAX HATTLER

This Tuesday 23rd September at 7.30pm

Animae Caribe introduces to Alice Yard, German born, London based media artist / animator Max Hattler, as part of the Animation and New Media - Vjaying UK session & Visual Lime.

MAX HATTLER has performed live visuals across Europe & the US, including Tate Britain, the ICA and the Animation Show. His abstract political short film "Collision" won several prizes, including the LUX Award for Best Experimental Film. Dazed and Confused, a pop-culture zine published in the United Kingdom, described him as one of “three of the world’s most exciting young animators”, next to PES and Model Robot. While his films tend to be without dialogue, they explore the relationship between sound, music & the moving image.

see interview here