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Capeli: 2005-2010

Capeli: 2005-2010

Saturday April 2 2011, 12:00 PM
@ Aberystwyth Museum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth
Attendees:  @Jacob Whittaker
Capeli 2005 – 2010, at Ceredigion Museum, shows work from GWRANDO’s five-year project Capeli. The exhibition opened on the 25th of March as a joint opening with the Museum's exhibition of chapel furniture and ephemera, 'Preachers and Pulpits'. The exhibition continues from  until the 18th of June.

GWRANDO’s work has been described as ‘exciting’, ‘innovative’, and ‘very moving’ - with an approach that opens up ‘new di ... alogues between art, public performance/participation and community’. GWRANDO’s explorations of chapels and chapel culture are personal and critical evocations of encounters and meetings between people and places. Through the project, GWRANDO discovered tensions between Christian beliefs and the desire for familiarity and continuity; the problems of preservation strategies that privilege architectural authenticity over continuing use and function; and the importance of sound: the word, and the song, in the chapel tradition.

The project brings together music and fine art, and the exhibition includes film, photography, and text; and will display ephemera from GWRANDO’s community events, performances, installations, interventions, and interviews. Also showing will be previously unseen work, including a multi-screen installation showing films of 21 chapels located in the Teifi valley. There are two performances associated with the exhibition, presenting some of the experimental choral music performed at previous Capeli events, and one work developed especially for this exhibition.

There will be a choral performance at the Museum on the 8th of June, and there will also be an associated site-specific installation/performance at Capel-y-Graig, Furnace, on the 12th of June. For more info see www.capeli.info

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