COSEY FANNI TUTTI
trace: installaction artspace - CARDIFF
Sat. 28th May 2005
17.00 - 19.00h
To celebrate the first five years of trace:
A special installation presentation by one of Britains legendary
For one evening only Cosey Fanni Tutti will be premiering a video
installation with documents of her recent private art actions.
The main theme and aim of the series of <Selflessness> live art
actions is to address my feelings of alienation and displacement
brought about by the 21st century Western <lifestyle>. But also
to consider the consequences of superficiality - selflessness and
hedonistic consumerism which distances people from one another in the
true sense while simultaneously fusing everyone into a frenzied
insatiable horde which makes only transient, superficial connections.
The essence of the live art actions is to externalise the internalised
in an improvised, unconsciously personalised symbolic way. To
communicate on a level that refuses superficiality. Personal and
symbolic objects are utilised as a means of ritual awakening to
facilitate opening up and release from preconditioning and expectation.
Thereby instigating the emergence within the action of a recognition
and <revisitation> of personal experiences, a re-examination,
reconnection and revelation, a manifestation of my <sensation> of
Each site has symbolic, personal, cultural and geographical
significance. Beachy Head is a site that is synonymous with the end of
life, a notorious and deeply personalised place that we tend to
depersonalise and disconnect from due to its renown as a suicide site.
The GPS [global pointing system] reading serves to not only fix the
location of the actions for future reference but also to make a
connection outside this world as acknowledgement that we are part of
something much greater than the world as we generally define it.
A bonding token from the live work is left in situ, a piece of myself.
The existence of this token links the site with the nascence of the
final work, thus reinforcing deeper connection.
is offered as a significant artspace that represents intersections
between artistic disciplines. A place for wider discourse and
dissemination of contemporary art practice that seeks to place emphasis
on context in the working process. The focus is primarily performative
- to explore the previously untried ways of 'thinking' and 'doing'
offered by time based art and work
that emerges from this field - performance, video, sonic, interactive,
highlights one artist per month - each artist presents a live
investigation with the 'trace' elements of this activity exhibited as
installation open to the public by appointment on consecutive weekends
during the month.
All performances, installations, procedures, live manifestations and
actuations are free.
SEASON V (2004/5): CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Uri Katzenstein [Israel]: 18.00 Sat. 2nd Oct. 2004
Julie Bacon [England]: 12.00 - 18.00 Sat. 6th Nov. 2004
Kevin Henderson [Scotland]: 06.00 - 18.00 Sat. 4th Dec. 2004
Sinead & Hugh O'Donnell [Ireland]: 18.00 Sat. 15th Jan. 2005
Peter Barren [Holland]: 18.00 Sat. 5th Feb. 2005
High Heel Sisters [Scandanavia]: 18.00 Sat. 5th March 2005
Cyril Lepetit [France]: 18.00 Sat. 2nd April 2005
Boris Nieslony [Germany]: 18.00 Sat. 7th May 2005
ALL WORK SUPPORTED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES.
In celebration of 5 years of trace:
Cosey Fanni Tutti: 17.00-19.00 Sat 28th May 2005
trace: installaction artspace
26 Moira Place, Adamsdown, Cardiff
+44  29 2040 7338