Scaffold Project Space, Belfast
13 – 16 February, 2020
Performance: 13 February, 7 pm
Scaffold Projects is launching its 2020 programme with an exhibition by Irish artist Mark Buckeridge. The architecture of Scaffolds’ building provides the ideal setting for Buckeridges’ work as he frequently invites viewers into musical performances in unlikely spaces as a means of harnessing collective emotion. For Scaffold, Mark Buckeridge is planning a mixed media installation in the context of a suburban garage in North Belfast. Painting, photography and sculpture combine to form a set for a performance by a three piece band, resembling a rock concert or a ‘hang out’ area for disenfranchised subcultures. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of poster editions that will have a link to a sound file of the groups recording of track Garage Song written by Mark Buckeridge.
Buckeridge work incorporates live performance, painting, sculpture and sound. He aims to produce an intimate encounter with the audience through recognisable structures such as classic pop songs, painting, choral singing, or opera referencing art history, hierarchy and Irish sean-nós singing. The performances and installations are often situated in paradoxical social venues as a means of distorting the audience’s expectations of contemporary art in public and private space, including an art museum, commercial gallery, church or a suburban garage.
Past exhibitions + projects include performances at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, (2019); Paradiso, Amsterdam (2019); solo shows Parting from the Cliff, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, (2019); ‘Casting’, Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam, (2019); Touring Rock Landscapes, Pallas Projects, Dublin, (2016); and group shows at Outpost, Norwich, (2019); Rongrong, Amsterdam, (2019); Neverneverland, Amsterdam, (2018); Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, (2017); Catalyst Arts, Belfast, (2016); and the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, (2016).
Address : Easton Avenue, Cliftonville Road, BT7890, Belfast
Bus route : 12a Translink Metro bus to Glenard Brook – Street facing the stop Easton Avenue Belfast
Contact : Scaffoldbelfast@outlook.com