Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ (Zvizzhi). International Village Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gartenhaus, Leipzig, Germany.

Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ (Zvizzhi). International Village Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gartenhaus, Leipzig, Germany. 11 March - 12 June 2016.


Two small villages meet in one big city; or better, products from residents of Ballykinler, a small, costal village with a large British Army camp in Co Down, Northern Ireland and Zvizzhi on the banks of the river Ugra in Russia are shown together.
Attached to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, the Gartenhaus and its surrounding will be the venue of display of community products, documentations of the collective development and 'making' process as well as new activities.
Ballykinler- in co-operation with PS² will show 2 community products, their related projects and the people involved:
the caravan pot by the Forever Young pensioners and
the bugle candle developed by 'army wives'.

For more information about this projects see.

Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ (Zvizzhi). International Village Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gartenhaus, Leipzig, Germany.

PS² started to work in Ballykinlar in 2009, together with artist and local resident Anne-Marie Dillon . Since then most activities in the village were carried out with different groups, most prominently the Forever Young Pensioners, but also young adults, mother&toddlers and most recently 'Army wives'.
Through series of short and long term projects, PS² engages with the residents and the social environment of Ballykinlar together with Anne-Marie Dillon, curatorial advisor Ruth Morrow, many artists and researchers. Their commitment led to a string of interventions, workshops and activities which were and are mainly concerned to propose and test forms of community space at a very basic, low cost level, yet with plenty of fantasy, resilience and playfulness.

Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ is organised by MyVillages, Kathrin Böhm (Ger/UK), Wapke Feenstra (NL) and Antje Schiffers (D) and their network organisation, the International Village Shop.

Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ (Zvizzhi). International Village Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gartenhaus, Leipzig, Germany.

Projects Ballykinler
Once upon A Now- Anne-Marie Dillon- 2007
http://www.pssquared.org/onceuponanow.php
Bus Stop- 2009  
http://www.pssquared.org/Ballykinler.php
Rhyzom- 2009
http://www.pssquared.org/workshop.php
Beach huts- 2011
http://www.pssquared.org/beachhuts.php
Up Down- 2011
http://villageworks.org.uk/wp/up-down-2/
http://www.pssquared.org/UP-Down.php
transfer test- 2012
http://www.pssquared.org/streesociety2012.php
Links garden- 2012
http://www.pssquared.org/LinksGardens.php
5 ways to say your prayers- PS² in Galway- 2013
http://www.pssquared.org/5ways.php
Unregimented, part 1- 2014 ongoing
http://www.pssquared.org/un-regimented.php

Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ (Zvizzhi). International Village Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gartenhaus, Leipzig, Germany.
Leipzig: performance by Phil Hession; old GDR caravan substituting the Ballykinler mobile community center; Paddy Bloomer testing the display of a half finished bugle light; opening night.


Filmnight with Northern Irish films

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 6-12pm.

For the film night in Leipzig, PS² has selected films and videos by artists we have worked with in the last years. Seamus Harahan, Lyndsay Donly, Phil Hession and Christopher Whiteside & Madeline Graham are Northern Irish artists, aged between their early 20’-40’. The work spans from non-narrative artist- film (Seamus Harahan) to a fully scripted DIY friendship film production (Whiteside &Graham). Of course, this selection does not represent Northern Irish artist film making, it is our/ PS² personal view, quirky and experimental. Still, we hope that the films will give an insight into Northern Irish reality, its politics and people- with all their hopes and nightmares.


Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ (Zvizzhi). International Village Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gartenhaus, Leipzig, Germany.

Phil Hession
Paddy -The Funeral, 2011, (3.37min)
The Village, 2011, (3.28min)
A Tartan Elephant, 2010, (16.09min)
Make the Corpse Live, 2015, (6.36min)

LyndsayDonly
A Portrait of St. James's, 2016, (15min)

Seamus Harahan
A Wing 01 Entry (Pull Down Lads), 2008, (3.02min)

Christopher Whiteside & Madeline Graham

The Goblin Market, 2013, (14min)

 

Ballykinlar meets ЗВИЗЖИ (Zvizzhi). International Village Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gartenhaus, Leipzig, Germany.




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