It Was 40 Years Ago Today

[*These pages are best viewed with Firefox or Safari. Gwelir y tudalennau hyn yn orau gyda Firefox neu Safari.*]


A research project devoted to uncovering and archiving the history of Performance Art in Wales.

Prosiect ymchwil i ddadorchuddio ac archifo hanes Celf Perfformio yng Nghymru.

Winner of the David Bradby TaPRA Award for Research in International Theatre and Performance 2011.

If you have any information on performance in Wales that could be of use to the project, please get in touch!

Whether you are an artist who has made performance work in Wales, or an audience member who once witnessed a performance (voluntarily or involuntarily!), we would be pleased to hear from you.
Any material will be of interest - from actual pieces of documentation to vague memories of events caught out of the corner of one's eye.

Cysylltwch â ni os oes gennych unrhyw wybodaeth am berfformio yng Nghymru a allai fod o ddefnydd i'r prosiect!

Efallai eich bod yn artist sydd wedi gwneud gwaith perfformio yng Nghymru, neu'n aelod o gynulleidfa a welodd berfformiad unwaith (o'ch gwirfodd neu'n anwirfoddol!). Pwy bynnag ydych chi, hoffem glywed gennych.
Bydd unrhyw ddeunydd o ddiddordeb - o ddogfennau gwreiddiol i atgofion amwys am ddigwyddiadau a welwyd o gornel y llygad.
Mae'r manylion cyswllt wedi'u rhestru dan 'Cyswllt' yma, neu gallwch anfon e-bost i'r cyfeiriad hwn:

Project Director Cyfarwyddwr Prosiect: Heike Roms
Dept Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
Adran Astudiaethau Theatr, Ffilm a Theledu Prifysgol

Contact: Professor Heike Roms
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Adran Astudiaethau Theatr, Ffilm a Theledu Prifysgol
Aberystwyth University
Adeilad Parry-Williams Building
Aberystwyth SY23 3AJ,
UK phone ffon: (+44) 1970 - 621911 (direct uniongyrchol)

Funded by Wedi ei drawsgronni gan:

AHRC logo and link to website

Aberystwyth University Logo and link to website

Arts Council Wales logo and link to website

National Lottery Logo

Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved
Hawlfraint © 2011 Cedwir pob hawl

What's Welsh for Performance? Beth yw 'performance' yn Gymraeg?

:exhibitions :arddangosfeydd


:exhibition 1 :arddangosfa 1

Heike Roms joined a team of art historians for a major European exhibition in celebration of the 50 anniversary of Fluxusfestivals in Europe:

"The lunatics are on the loose…" EUROPEAN FLUXUS FESTIVALS 1962-1977
Exhibitions - Conferences - Actions - Publications 2012

The exhibition has been shown in:

Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin, 13 July - 12 August 2012
University of Arts in Pozna?, 9 - 28 October 2012
MOCAK museum of contemporary art, Kraków , 19 October - 28 January 2013
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2 November - 22 December 2012
CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 23 November 2012 - 13 January 2013
Goethe-Institut Paris, 5 December 2012 - 10 January 2013
other venuesto be confirmed

For more information on the exhibition visit the exhibition's website or Facebook page.

The exhibition contains material on the Aberystwyth Fluxusconcert of 1968 - see here for details on the event.

A catalogue accompanying the exhibition has been published - for more information click here.

Davies Welsh Not exhibited at National Museum Wales:exhibition 2 :arddangosfa 2

"I cannot escape this place" :: "Ni allaf ddianc rhag hon"

National Museum of Art, Cardiff/ Wales, from 9 July 2011.

The opening displays of the new National Museum of Art at the National Museum Wales, Cathays Park/Cardiff, include traces from two performance pieces which have been documented by our project:

Ivor Davies, Adam on St Agnes Eve, Swansea 1968. [Details]

Paul Davies, Welsh Not, Wrexham 1977. [Details]

What's Welsh for Performance? has contributed contextual material for Paul Davies' performance to the Museum's new digital interactive visitors' information displays. For more information on the exhibition click here.

Heike Roms also gave a public lecture and chaired a discussion (with Ivor Davies, Nigel Rolfe and TGwyn Williams, co-chair Victoria Walters) on the Performance Art Pavilion at the Wrexham Eisteddfod 1977, as part of Retracing the Spiral - Beuys and the National Eisteddfod 1977' - National Museum Wales Cardiff 10 November 2011. [more info]

[Photo: black and white photograph of Paul Davies' Welsh Not and the lovespoon later carved from the wood used during the action as displayed in the National Museum]

:exhibition 3 :arddangosfa 3

Back to the Future - Nôl i'r Dyfodol

Arts Council of Wales display at the Royal National Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru,Wrexham - Wrecsam a'r Fro 30 July Gorffenaf - 6 August Awst 2011 - Y Lle Celf.

The display was devoted to Paul Davies's Welsh Not performance, created at the Wrexham Eisteddfod in 1977 [Details].

Eisteddfodwyr were invited to contribute their memories of Davies' performance or of the eisteddfod. [Details]

In cooperation with 'What's Welsh for performance?'

For more information on the exhibition and documentation click here.

[Photo ©: Heike Roms]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -