Void Art Centre
Keef Winter | Anita Delaney| Sonia Shiel
‘Tax Return’ – A Performance by
Image credit, ‘Ed Jansen, West Gallery, The Hague 2016’
Title ‘Admin Day’
In VOID Gallery Winter will investigate the sonic properties of a filing cabinet using contact mics, effects pedals and a sledgehammer.
N. Irish artist Keef Winter lives and works in London. He combines his interests in art and architecture using sculpture, installation, sound and performance. He completed a PhD in 2013 entitled ‘The Handyman Aesthetic’ at Ulster University. Winter’s studio process generates abstract apparatus that reference urban dissonance and reflect on cultish practices. He has a live act called ‘Handyman’ that mixes electronics, sounds of sheet steel, vocal samples and drumming.
His recent exhibitions include: ‘Can’t Help It’ (solo) at Black Tower Projects, London 2017; ‘Pre-Fix’, Unofficial Northern Ireland Pavilion, Sella Del Giardini, Venice 2017; ‘Swimming with Sharks’ (solo), Galeria Breve, Mexico City 2017; ‘On Becoming Fluid’, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham 2017; ‘Wysing Polyphonic’, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge 2016; ‘Sticky Enough’, Chalton Gallery, London 2016; ’Salon Sebastian Monteux’, Glasgow International 2016; ‘Deep Inside’ (solo), Galeria Breve, Mexico City 2016; FUSO & Carpe Diem, Lisbon 2015; ‘Post-Terminal & Ex-Ultimate’, West, Den Haag 2016; ‘Center Point’ (solo), House of St. Barnabas, London 2015; ‘Let’s build our own tomb’, Matt’s Gallery, London 2015; ‘Neutral’,TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway 2014; ‘London Dust’, Chandelier Projects, London 2014; ‘Stone Dreams’ ORGY PARK, New York 2014.
Upcoming presentations in 2018 include Litost Gallery, Prague; Sirius Art Centre, Cork and Galeria Breve, Mexico City.
‘The Cusp of Your Credenza’ & ‘Tissue’ Film Screenings by
HD video and stereo audio, duration 10 minutes 27 seconds
The Cusp of Your Credenza is a wandering speculation through various material encounters. A woman presents a number of scenarios that involve the ingestion or ejection of substances. From toenails to statuary, muffins to monuments, The Cusp of Your Credenza wonders how we place ourselves bodily in a material world.
‘Dead Her’ (2018)
Courtesy of the Artist
Still from Dead Her, 2018
Sonia Shiel is a Dublin born visual artist, whose works synthesise object, image and sound in performative and immersive installations. At Void, Shiel will premiere Dead Her, a narrated visual presentation, written, directed and performed by the artist. Dead Her is one of a number of recent narrative works that will feature in her new book of short stories each exploring the pursuit of creative agency, – or living – with and without art. It will be published in 2018, by UCD‘s Parity Studios Press.
Shiel has had exhibitions at The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; ISCPNew York; Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin; Kulturbunker, Frankfurt; Rua Red, Dublin; the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny and the RHA Gallery I and II, among many others. Recent performances and readings include Treeline, TBGS, Artbox and the NCAD Gallery. She has been the recipient of many awards, and international residencies, with the support of the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, and has completed recent fellowships at Fordham Law School, New York and the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD.