Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Memory of Yarn - radio interview

Here's a link to another radio interview about the 'Memory of Yarn' exhibition and my work with Age on Stage, with Eleanor Flegg, of RTE Lyric FM's 'Culture File'.

The Memory of Yarn - exhibition images

Work displayed in the exhibition

exhibition view

A Year of Waiting

Ravel: Knitting a Row

A Year of Waiting

'In It Together'

piece knitted collaboratively with gallery visitors during the exhibition
found and recycled materials (yarn  various fibres cine film, cassette tape, string, telephone cable, wine-bottle wire, plastic bags)

Knitting a Rothko

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Age on Stage in 'Knit One, Twirl One'

On 7 December members of Age on Stage over-60s dance group performed 'Knit One, Twirl One', with choreography by Rachel Gomme, at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Mouth to Mouth

Share a breath with me. Receive a gift from an unknown other.

This one-to-one interaction celebrates breath as mutual interdependence and cycle of gift exchange.

Image: Rachel Gomme/Manuel Vason

Mouth to Mouth considers breath as cycle of giving and receiving, air shared with the other beings of our world. Inviting the viewer to exchange a gift of breath for a similar gift from an unknown other, it evokes both the transience of breath and the permanence of the trace left in the marking of the gift.

I'm pleased to be presenting Mouth to Mouth at the 'On Taking Care' symposium organised by Rosemary Lee and Martin Welton on 1 December 2012

Bodies in Space - Tim Jeeves/Rachel Gomme

As part of his Giving in to Gift project, in The Horse's Teeth, Tim Jeeves gifts a performance to each of six artists. I was presented with my gift, the one-to-one performance 'Bodies in Space', on 28 November at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.

Image: Emma Gregory

Image: Mark Loudon

Friday, 23 November 2012

Without Walls

As one of three pairs of artists commissioned for the 'Without Walls' project, Rachel Gomme and Charlotte Mew present a performance that traces and reflects on their process of collaboration over 5 weeks.

Meeting for the first time after they had been selected for the commission, Rachel and Charlotte embarked on a journey together, apart. Through a diary of found objects, each shared with the other her everyday journeys and exchanged something of her practice. The final performance, a promenade performance through the corridors of Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Art Place, uses objects, text, sound and movement to evoke both the sense of parallel journeys and the frustration of the not-quite-meeting amid busy lives.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Knitting a Rothko at R-Space

Performance of Knitting a Rothko, 10 November 2012

at the opening of 'The Memory of Yarn'
exhibition of performance, performance traces and documentation

R-Space @ the Linen Rooms, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Exhibition runs until 22 December

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Memory of Yarn - exhibition preparation

The show coming together... Radio interview with BBC Northern Ireland's 'Arts Extra' today. Listen here:

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Memory of Yarn - solo exhibition

Coming soon: solo exhibition

'The Memory of Yarn'

performance and textile
by Rachel Gomme
exhibition of performance traces and documentation of work using knitting as metaphor for time, process and memory

10 November-22 December 2012

R-Space @ The Linen Rooms Lisburn
32 Castle Street, Lisburn
BT27 4XE, Northern Ireland

tel: 02892 663179, http://www.rspaceatthelinenrooms.org.uk

exhibition open: Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm


performance: 'Knitting a Rothko'

11 am-4 pm, Sat. 10 Nov

free, no booking required
free workshops: 1-8 Nov, 7, 8 Dec
artist's talk: 8 Dec (call for details)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

'Knit One, Twirl One'

Also coming up - I'm delighted to be working with elders' dance group Age on Stage in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, on a new dance piece based on themes of knitting and memory. Working up to a performance in December and touring afterwards.

Strange Names Collective

I am currently working with the Strange Names Collective, on a new piece, Prologue, to be premiered at the Point, Eastleigh, on 4 October.

For booking: http://www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk/whats-on.aspx?category=all

Monday, 14 May 2012

'and again' by Rahel Vonmoos

Coming up:

and again

by Rahel Vonmoos

I will be performing in this piece by award-winning choreographer Rahel Vonmoos (in a double bill with solo shall i sit here)

Saturday 19 May, 8.00 pm 
The Place Theatre, 17 Dukes Road, London WC1H 9PY

For more on Rahel's work click here

Monday, 30 April 2012


If I give you my hand, will you give me yours? A brief exchange of touch leaves a lasting trace, with a gift for the viewer and a memory for the performer
One-to-one interaction performed in Cruising for Art at PSi Utrecht; Latitude festival, Suffolk; Vogue Fabrics, London; the Basement, Brighton; also at Manual: Frisk at the Others, Stoke Newington, London; Poolside Emergency, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

'playful yet meditative, simple and profound, a performance which honours the audience member for their commitment and input in the intimate exchange'

(Brian Lobel, artist and curator)

Friday, 27 April 2012

Hour (for Penelope) at Journeys Across Media

Hour (for Penelope) performed at the 'Journeys Across Media' conference, theme 'Time Tells', University of Reading, 19 April 2012

Monday, 16 April 2012

Hour (for Penelope)

Hour (for Penelope)
Durational performance (4-24 hours) for gallery and other spaces
Performed at One More Time, London Metropolitan University (24 hours); What Now?, Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London; Hatch, Leicester and Nottingham

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