24th - 28th November 2013
PRACTISE is a creative platform that came to life in summer 2013, operating as an independent creative space under the umbrella of Roundhouse Productions. The ethos of PRACTISE is to develop performing arts projects, whereby each contributor has an equal input towards shaping the piece. The first PRACTISE project consists of Andrea Bonino (Musician/Composer), Jennifer Rogers (Writer/Producer), Jason Shannon (Musician/Composer) and Ross Jonas (Actor).
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Renee Rhodes (US)
1st - 31st August 2013
As every last landscape and relation is mapped, measured and archived, through technologies of ever increasing distance, I see that moving makes a map and a memory. In my work, choreographic systems act as a technology for collecting, producing, and inscribing memories of place. Through embodied translation, I map patterns of closeness and distance amongst people and the landscapes that they inhabit - entangled as they are between the virtual and the physical.
By choreographically mapping our virtual travels on Google Earth and Craigslist, through endless streams of information and distanced relational communications, we can put these complex and invisible webs of connection, relation and outsourced memory into the archive of a body: to re-image and to remember place and relations, despite distances, disorientations and mediations.
Biography Renee Rhodes is a San Francisco-based artist focusing on intersections between dance, technology and natural phenomena. Her video, dance, and installation work has most notably been featured at the Virtual Venues Symposium at UC Berkeley; the Zero-1 Biennial at the Performance Art Institute, San Francisco; Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA; SOMArts, San Francisco; Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA; La Sala SAM, Santiago, Chile and Nexus Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. Her writing has been published in Media Fields Journal as well as in through the Dance Discourse Project. She has taught classes about video and digital storytelling to adults and young people at the San Francsico Art Institute and the Richmond District Neighborhood Center. Currently she is the New Genres Program Coordinator at the San Francisco Art Institute.
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In June 2013 The Guesthouse gave us a short residency for a week to work on our sound making instruments, tools and devices. Laney Mannion, Roisin Foley, Irene Murphy and myself (Claire Guerin) had been chatting about working together for a few weeks and this gave us a place to meet and begin our responses to different spaces. We discovered that when the outside sound from Shandon wafted in through the windows on warm summers days that we could catch all kinds of surprise additions to our soundscapes, which we listened back to with great zeal.