Wednesday 18th July, 7:30pm
Doors open: 7pm
Thursday 19th July
Discussion with Phil Owen at Tertulia
Phil Hession is an artist working mostly with video and performance. His practice explores oral traditions of song and storytelling and presents these traditions in a contemporary manner. This is done predominantly through social and cultural exchanges, often taking the form of interviews or gatherings. These exchanges involve the documentation of song and story, and include teaching and learning traditional Irish song, and re-performing those songs within new contexts. His performance at Motorcade/FlashParade will be such a re-performance, and will include video projection and live singing.
Hession was born in Omagh in 1978 and now lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has recently completed residencies at The Banff Centre, Canada (Jan – March 2011) and Residence Botkyrka, Stockholm, Sweden (May – June 2011).
Since graduating with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in 2001 he has exhibited video works and made performances internationally, including: Elective Perspective, April 2010 (Video), Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland; ....a stranger I came.... Taiwan, March 2010 (Performance), KYU Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Isolated, January 2009 (Video), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
Phil Hession is represented by the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.