Join artist and Wasps tenant Audrey O'Brien for an event celebrating female artists who contributed to the Dada Movement.
Spring Soup Dada is a FREE event celebrating female artists who contributed to the Dada Movement. This event has been initiated by Audrey O’Brien, whose practice and research has been heavily influenced by the Dadaist spirit. O’Brien’s particular interest in Dada performance led her to composer, Sonia Allori, who will perform new music inspired by Dada’s Women.
Curated by Audrey O’Brien and supported by Wasps Studios, this event will comprise of visual research, contemporary classical music, chance techniques and networking! Join Audrey for interactive chance techniques in a loosely arranged programme and a bowl of soup.
Please bring your dada-selves + any dadaesque text, images,
About the Artists:
Audrey is a social-engaged artist delivering workshops in various participative, organisational and educational and contexts. Her practice is experience-based, engaging and experiential. Driven to facilitate people who are particularly isolated in society experience, and benefit from, participation in the arts. As an art tutor and artist facilitator with people with sensory impairments she revisited early interests in Dadaism from art school. Within these contexts, questioning what we perceive as art drove her experimental practice, introducing chance techniques and co-creation of making artworks in sound, smell and everyday objects.
Sonia is a Scottish/Italian composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer and music therapist.
Current projects include: Highlands-based collaborative work “Lost & Found”, with Drake Music Scotland and funded by PRS Foundation which involves writing songs with people recovering from stroke; “Fall from Grace”, a new electro-acoustic multi-bassoon work for Sound Festival; and “Dada’s Women”, a mixed-media chamber opera concerning the lives and work of the women from the early 20th century Dada arts movement. Sonia has performed “Dada’s Women” at the Tate Modern in London in a special event entitled “Performing Dada’s Women” in February 2017. She is currently in a research post in performance identity in D/deaf performers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
Literature: Dada’s Women by Ruth Hemus
Artists: Céline Arnauld, Emmy Hennings, Hannah Höch, Sophie Taeuber and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
Archive: Scottish National Gallery Museum Archive Dada Collection
Date & Time:
Thursday 29 March 2018
Wasps Artist Studios
Project Space, 77 Hanson Street, G31 2HF
Car park at venue
Trains: Alexandra Parade & Bellgrove nearest train station
Places are limited so please book early via the eventbrite link below.