Saturday, 15 December 2018

The Poacher's Lament & Other Half Heard Tales, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2018 visiting artists, Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clare, return to YSP to showcase a project that explores the connections between real and imaginative spaces, inspired by the history of the Bretton Estate and traditions of folk tales and lullabies. Link to YSP website here

The Poachers Dream, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen


He saw something in the darkness. He searches his memory for its form. It was here, it left its shadow with him; he can feel its presence. It watches him, waits for him. He is caught in its flow now; it draws him in, through the darkness and down the narrow passage.

The Poacher’s work is to trespass; inhabiting the dark and hidden places. He penetrates his prey with a bullet, or untangles its entrails from a trap. He is well acquainted with the insides and outsides of things, with the dead and the living, with creation and destruction. Under the skin, much is fluid. This is where the unconscious is at work, digesting and processing and merging and separating matter.

The exhibition will consist of multiple channels of sound and video - spoken and sung narratives that unfold as one moves through the space. Much of the inspiration for this work came from being in a landscape – of walking in the woods or approaching monuments, connecting these experiences to folk tales or the mysterious practices of early cultures. We have had an extensive research period over the last few years at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where we have gathered material. All the audio, including music, is either from manipulated field recordings taken on site or vocal recordings. 


Supported by BEK, Bergen Kommune and Kunstsentrene i Norge

















Work List

Video Installation on Three
Projection Screens (room 1 and 2): Field recordings taken at Yorkshire Sculpture Park throughout the seasons; varying length clips.

8 channel Sound
Installation (room 1 and 2): audio material entirely produced from field recordings taken on site at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and vocal recordings. List of titles below:

The Poacher’s Dream
Hepworth Hardcore
The First Hole is a Revelation
The Poacher’s Lament
The Watchers
Itchy Balls
Constipation Hypnotation
Recorder Harmony (Derby Tup/Drive Old Winter Away)
Sleepy Head
Shadows Opera
The Shadow Poacher

Objects:
Speaker Effigies (room 2), card, acrylic, wood
Spoon on a Stick: Mr. Jazz Spoon (room 1), plaster, twig, metal spoon, tape, vocals
The Peeper (room 1), framed image, felt pen on paper
The Poacher’s Dream (room 1), publication with texts and images


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The Poacher's Dream, 15th - 25th November, USF Visningsrommet, Bergen

Solo exhibition by Dillan Marsh & Eleanor Clare, more info here
Supported by BEK, Kunstsentrene i Norge and Bergen Kommune.

He saw something in the darkness. He searches his memory for its form. It was here, it left its shadow with him; he can feel its presence. It watches him, waits for him. He is caught in its flow now; it draws him in, through the darkness and down the narrow passage. 

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The Watchers, shown at Finse Camp, PAB x PAO, 24-25th August 2018



Processional performance of The Watchers, by Dillan Marsh & Eleanor Clare, 2018.
One performer in an open landscape with loudspeaker. 
More information about PAB: performanceartbergen.no

Sound documentation of performance:


Monday, 2 July 2018

The Travels of the Toucher at Maria Øy Lojos Historieboden

Images and publications by Eleanor Clare & Dillan Marsh will be shown at Visningsrommet, USF in Bergen from 19th June - 1st July 2018. More info about Maria Øy Lojos Historieboden
installation view: Comedy & Tragedy by Eleanor Clare & Dillan Marsh, collage, 2014

installation view, left: The Hand and the Hole, acrylic on paper, 2015; right, The Mound, Granton, Edinburgh, C-print, 2015

installation view

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Toucher & The Teller, Kunstkontaineren Bergen

video installation  by Eleanor Clare & Dillan Marsh, showing at Kunstkontaineren, USF Verftet, Bergen,  19-24th June 2018



still image from The Toucher & The Teller, video installation, Eleanor Clare & Dillan Marsh 2016

Friday, 25 May 2018

Fumbling at the Firmament, documentation from Galleria Adiecenze Bologna

The Toucher, headphones encased in workman’s
gloves, playing vocal audio work The Teller - Eleanor Clare & Dillan Marsh 2018

installation view showing stairway entrance with paper tunnel, The Boodler & The Snorer speaker effigies, light source from projection - Eleanor Clare & Dillan Marsh 2018

The Snorer, speaker effigy; bin bags, various stuffing, parcel tape, wooden frame and speaker - Dillan Marsh & Eleanor Clare 2018