Bbeyond in conjuction with Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival present TRANSACTIONS: Boston artists exchange
TRANSACTIONS is an exchange between two prominent experimental artists’ groups, Mobius Artists Group in Boston and Bbeyond in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
This exchange, which emphasizes Boston and Belfast’s relationship as sister cities, provides opportunities for artists working at the helm of experimental practice in live performance to learn from each other, share audiences, work across national and cultural contexts while building connections through the creation of new works.
This May, seven Mobius artists: Marilyn Arsem, Jimena Bermejo, Daniel DeLuca, Milan Kohout, Mari Novotny-Jones, Sandrine Schaefer and Anna Wexler, will perform new works in Belfast specifically created for presentation in outdoor public space, as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
In September, five artists from Belfast, Northern Ireland’s Bbeyond will be travelling to Boston in order to complete the exchange. Transaction II will take place in downtown Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway on September 22 & 23, featuring performances by the artists from Bbeyond and by Mobius artists.
Bbeyond is supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. In Boston this project is made possible by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation, and by a grant from Culture Ireland. Mobius is also funded by The Oedipus Foundation, the Tanne Foundation, and generous private support.
WEEK 1 : May 3-5, 2018
Date/Time: Thursday 3 May, 12 noon to 6pm
Location: Front of Castle Court Shopping Centre
Daniel S. DeLuca
Title: Moving Messages
Date/Time: Friday 4 May, 12 noon to 6pm,
Locations: From Markets area to Tigers Bay
Title: Pace Investigations No. 9
Date/Time: Saturday 5 May, Sunrise to Sunset
Location: Exchange Place
Title: Tracks and Tracts
Date/Time: Saturday 5 May, 11am to 5pm,
Locations: Custom House Square and Queen’s Bridge (Big Fish) area.
WEEK 2: May 10-12, 2018
Date/Time: Thursday 10 May, 12noon to 8.30pm
Locations: beginning Exchange Place and moving about.
Title: Stolen Public Space
Date/Time: Friday 11 May, 3pm to 6pm,
Location: Lombard St
Bbeyond Performance Monthly meeting:
Date/Time: Saturday 12 May, 12noon
Location: Writers Square.
Title: What Not to Do in Belfast?
Date/Time: Saturday 12 May, 4 to 5pm
Location: Anne St Underpass.
Photo: Disintegration : Seven hour durational performance by Marilyn Arsem : Streetlevel, Performance Art in Public Space, Helsinki, Finland, August 2015 : photo by Antti Ahonen