It Was 40 Years Ago Today

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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.
mail@performance-wales.org

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: mail@performance-wales.org

 

Project Director Cyfarwyddwr Prosiect: Heike Roms
Research Assistant Cynorthwyydd Ymchwil (2009-2011): Rebecca Edwards
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) mail@performance-wales.org

Funded by Wedi ei drawsgronni gan:
ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)
(CYNGOR YMCHWIL Y CELFYDDYDAU A’R DYNIAETHAU)

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

"It was forty years ago today...":
Locating the early history of performance art in Wales
1965-1979
"Ddeugain mlynedd yn ôl i heddiw...":
Lleoli hanes cynnar celf perfformio yng Nghymru
1965-1979

Image Llun: Rob Con. Courtesy of Drwy garedigrwydd Robert Conybear Archive Collection (Private)Casgliad Archif (Preifat)

British Performance Art in the 1970s
Perfformio Prydeinig yn y 1970au

Interviewee / Cyfwelai: Robert Conybear

Welsh sculptor Robert Conybear (aka Rob Con) was one of the most prolific makers of performance work in Britain in the 1970s. In this conversation Conybear shares his memories of the British performance scene of the 1970s, his collaborations with the Matchbox Purveyors, especially Ian Hinchliffe, and his work with Joseph Beuys and Gustav Metzger.

Yn ystod y 1970au, roedd y cerflunydd Cymreig Robert Conybear (a adnabyddir hefyd fel Rob Con) yn un o artistiaid perfformio mwyaf cynhyrchiol Prydain. Yn y sgwrs hon mae Conybear yn rhannu ei atgofion o sin perfformio Prydain yn y 1970au, ei waith ar y cyd gyda Matchbox Purveyors, yn enwedig gyda Ian Hinchliffe, yn ogystal â´i waith gyda Joseph Beuys a Gustav Metzger.

[see also - gwelwch hefyd: Interview 28]

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In English / Yn Saesneg
Interviewer / Cyfwelydd: Rebecca Edwards
Recorded / Recordiwyd : Swansea / Abertawe
17 March / Mawrth 2011
[Cyf/Ref: IWFYAT-SI-29]

Image/ Llun: Rob Con, circa 1974. [Courtesy of / Drwy garedigrwydd: Robert Conybear - Archive Collection (Private) / Casgliad Archif (Preifat)]

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audioAudio Extract / Clip Sain

Artist Robert Conybear remembers assisting the artist Gustav Metzger with a performative installation at Swansea University Arts Festival in 1968.

Mae’r artist Robert Conybear yn dwyn i gof cynorthwyo’r artist Gustav Metzger gyda gosodwaith perfformiadol yng Ngwyl Celfyddydau Prifysgol Abertawe yn 1968.

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transcript iconTranscript Summary of the Full Interview / Trawsgrifiad Cryno o’r Cyfweliad Llawn

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See Accessing Interviews for details of where to access the whole interview
Ewch i ‘Cael Mynediad at Gyfweliadau’ i gael manylion am sut i gael mynediad at y cyfweliad cyfan

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