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Meet The Residents #3: Justin Cliffe & Peter Farago – “Hidden Cities”

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 21.36.12Between Monday 11th May and Friday 15th May, Justin Cliffe and Peter Farago will be collecting memories of Newport, as part of their residency project, Hidden Cities at The Project Space.

Hidden Cities is a community inspired digital installation project, where real peoples’ voices enter a seemingly white space. Stepping into a bold white light your shadow reveals a once hidden city that now exists in a silhouette of you. A beautiful, digital Newport begins to come to life.

Based on a series of interviews, the artists will collect memories, stories and recordings of people’s memories in Newport. Whether they’re fond or heart-rending, they will then re-trace people’s steps and route their stories to a location of significance. Capturing that place on film, they will then create short pieces of video – animation to correspond with the stories they’re told.

One of the artists, Justin Cliffe, said of Newport, “Having worked and lived in the city for over five years, Peter and I have become quite attached to it. In love with it’s discombobulated urban landscape, enamoured by it’s roguish personality, and inspired by it’s people, we want to document the city’s stories”.

The artists want to talk to people and hear as many stories as possible. Whether you’d like to talk to them at one of their scheduled drop-ins, tweet, mail or post pictures, accessing the public’s stories is a fundamental part of this process. Drop in sessions run from Monday 11th May to Friday 15th May 2015.

Can’t make these sessions? To get involved with this project, you can get in touch with Justin and Peter by:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hiddencity.newport

Email: mejustincliffe@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=@jusedcliffe

Or you can post your stories and memories to:

Hidden Cities, c/o Community Arts Development, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG

The final outcomes will be exhibited at The Project Space between Monday 25th May to Tuesday 2nd June. For more information, please contact the artists via their Facebook page (above).


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EXCLUSIVE: Live performance of ‘Awakening’ by James Moore

Screenshot from 'Awakening' by James Moore

Screenshot from ‘Awakening’ by James Moore.

FREE – Tuesday 3rd March – 5:30pm – Viewer discretion advised.

As part of our current exhibition, DRIFT by 2nd year BA (Hons) Photographic Art students from the University of South Wales, we will be hosting a performance by artist James Moore of his piece AWAKENING which features in the show.

The exhibition DRIFT showcases artwork produced as a result of a site-specific brief responding to ‘The RIver’, where they have integrated themselves within the local community, each individually responding and creating a diverse range of personal and explorative art whose themes address local heritage, community, and the power of the river.

This performance is a controlled exercise of immersion in water, as a representation of a fear of drowning. The artist will submerge his head into the bowl of water until he is out of air. He will do this until he cannot continue. The performance projects him into the reality of his fear – to overcome it he must attempt to confront it. Viewer discretion is advised as the performance may include scenes some viewers find upsetting.

The exhibition continues until Thursday 5th March 2015, and is open between 10am and 4pm daily.
For more information about the exhibition DRIFT and to contact the artists, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589111567969857

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drift: A photographic exhibition by students at University of South Wales, Newport

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FREE – Opens: 26th February: 6pm – 8pm
Continues: 27th February – 5th March 10am – 4pm

This week at The Project Space, we welcome 2nd year BA(Hons) Photographic Art students from the University of South Wales to present Drift, a collective exhibition of visual artworks about the River Usk, connecting waterways, and its surrounding land.

For the last twenty weeks, seventeen second year Photographic Art students have been creating works for this site-specific brief, integrating themselves within the local community, each individually responding to different aspects of the 63 mile long tidal river, creating a diverse range of personal and explorative art, with themes addressing local heritage, community, and the power of the river.

Work will be on show by photographers:

Jasmine Bell – Macarena Costan – Emma Daly – Conor Elliot – Amy Harris – Danielle Lacovou – Phillip Kenworthy

Natasha Lowe-Sellers- Rachel Lucas – Emmaleen Miller – Mihai Moldavanu – James Moore – Meg Nicholls – Brodie Phillips

Sophie Porter – Rebekah Prentice – Lacey Wheeler

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