SHIPSIDES and BEGGS - The Hanging (Ardous Intent Tulca 08)


The Hanging and other works (Ardous Intend Tulca 08)

Galway Arts Centre Nov/ Dec 2008

A project curated (by George Bolster) into the Ardous Intent exhibition of the Tulca 08 visual Arts Festiva in Galway Ireland.

I invited Neal Beggs and Thibaut Espiau to join me to present a mixture of individual works, works which feature each other and new collaborative work.

Neal and I have an ongoing relationship through our friendship and work. We are both artists who incorporate rock climbing into our working methodologies. We have climbed together and made art together and this was an opportunity to do something together in Ireland for the first time.

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Three 1st floor gallery rooms of the Galway Art Centre were used.

18 works were presented:

The Hanging
Beggs, Espiau and Shipsides.
DVD and installation. Approx 20min. 2008

The Hanging
is a collaborative work based on the idea of the 'hanging' of artworks on the gallery wall. All the little pencil circles that Dan and Thibaut are drawing in the video indicate the presence of old raw-plugs or other fixings used for hanging artworks. We mapped these by searching the walls in detail and indicating each feature by circling in pencil. In the front gallery we select and anotate some of as the basis for hand and foot holds which we then cut holes from which we would then hang our own bodies from.

Link to The Hanging video:

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Real Time One
Neal Beggs
DVD 12min 2004

Pan 360 (Coir' a' Grunndha and Cap de St Antoni)
Dan Shipsides
DVD 1.58min and 1.52min

Link to Pan 360 series (opens new window)

Dan Shipsides
Lambda print with acrylic mount. 2007

Rizla Ridge no. 29
Neal Beggs.
Rizla packet. 2008

Tent on a ledge
Neal Beggs.
Wood, paint and drafting tape. 2008

Dan Shipsides.
Carved wood and glitter. 2008

Dan Shipsides.
Lambda print and glitter. 2008

Neal Beggs.
AO photocopy of pen drawing. 2008

Beggs, Espiau and Shipsides.
Mirror, sleeping bag, water wash and glitter. 2008

Thibaut Espiau
DVD approx 22min 2007

Rochers à Fontainebleau part A
Dan Shipsides
DVD 12min 2003

Link to Rochers à Fontainebleau (opens new window)

The Penguin and the Guillemot / The Stone Bridge
Dan Shipsides
DVD 6min / 4min 1999 / 1998

Link to The Penguin and Guillemot (opens new window)
Link to The Stone Bridge (opens new window)

Surface Action
Neal Beggs
DVD 4min 2008

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