Associated Events

Commissioned by Chapter, G39 is developing a programme of events inspired by the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice exhibition by James Richards. These events will be spaces to explore broader ideas relating to James’ work and the themes raised within the exhibition. The events will also give us the chance to consider the exhibition in the context of Venice, and the presence of Wales within the Venice Biennale.

Working with James Richards we have identified three key themes around which these events are formed: The Voice, The Gleaning and The Sleep.

The Voice

Saturday 24 February 2018, 2-4pm

Canton Uniting Church, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1LQ

This event takes ‘The Voice’ as a thematic device to explore the work of James Richards. Through the voice we look at the individual body, the coming of age in both biological and cultural forms, and the moment of ‘finding your voice’.

The event includes films by Meredith Monk, Charlmaigne Palestine, and Anne Maguire. There will be a reading by Giles Bailey of the text Voce di Testa written by Chris McCormack specifically for Music for the Gift as part of the Venice Biennale.

This will be a unique opportunity to get fresh perspectives on James’ work and exploration of the voice that is both melancholy and celebratory.

The Gleaning

Resonance FM

Broadcast 18 July, 5pm

Repeated 22 July, 1:30pm

Join The Bad Vibes Club for an exploration of gleaning as an artistic practice, and as a way of moving through our contemporary landscape of images and information. Whether trawling through the mass of culture online, or deep diving into archives, gleaning is a way of producing new meanings for the things you find. Working with contributors and interviewees from different fields, we’ll explore what gleaning is, and what it can do.‘The Gleaning’ is part two of a series of events and artistic responses to James Richard’s Wales in Venice representation at the 2017 Venice Biennale and his recent exhibition Migratory Motor Complex at Chapter Gallery Cardiff.

The Bad Vibes Club is an artistic research project by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau with Sophie Mallett.

Resonance is a groundbreaking 24/7 radio station which broadcasts on 104.4 FM to central London, DAB to Greater London, nationally on Radioplayer and live streamed to the rest of the world.

This event is made possible with support from Art Fund

The Sleep

Further information to follow