Moving in Space Making a Space: Cramic Sculpture and Butoh Workshop


25 June 2016 11-1pm at Mart Gallery
25 euro; booking via paypal

'The still point of the turning world', ceramic 2011 Moving in Space, Making a Space; Butoh and Ceramics in Conversation. Explore, examine and exploit the nature and materiality of space, both internal and external; real and imagined, physical and visual through a movement and making
workshop that integrates butoh exercises and simple clay form manipulation.

An interdisciplinary approach is used as a research tool to provide a dual perspective and understanding of the physicality of space, which can then be applied to personal and professional practice in a multitude of fields.

This workshop will be led by Butoh artist Ambra Bergamasco and Ceramic artist Kathleen Moroney. No prior experience is needed.

Kathleen Moroney lectures on the BA programme at IADT and is

External Assessor of Fine Art Ceramics at GMIT (2010-2016). She has a Research Masters in Ceramics from LIT and is currently working on a Practice-led PhD at the University of Sunderland, UK. Kathleen has been awarded residencies in New York, Minnesota, Japan, China and Denmark. While in New York City she worked in museum education (2000-2005) for the Guggenheim, MoMA PS1, and the Isamu Noguchi Museum, where a curiousity for the use of ‘space’ and ‘composition’ was ignited; now integral components of her practice. Kathkathleen Moroney 'anchored'. Porcelain, white nylon string, restored 100 year old wooden cart wheel.2011 copyleen’s research focuses on the intersection of a ‘measured’, process based material world of craft and the transcient, immediate nature of contemporary dance, in particular Butoh exercises, to explore the delineation of ‘movement in time’ and the traces of motion inherent in stillness. Her methodology merges a cognitive and physical/embodied approach to the understanding, processing and translation of concept.

The narrative undercurrent of Kathleen’s work has found form in site-specific and collaborative projects, public art commissions and gallery installations.




DSC_7218Ambra Gatto Bergamasco is a butoh artist, curator and director of Moving Bodies Festival. Ambra is the curator and director of Moving Bodies Festival and co-artistic director of Teatro Espace Torino.  Started Butoh dance in 1998, she has worked extensively with through physical theatre and performance with Mallika Sarabhai, in Daprana, India; Mamadou Diume, Ulla Alasjarvi and Beppe Bergamasco, and creating her own solos with musician Ivan Bert and Tristan Martinelli. Ambra’s work is lit by Conleth White.

Ambra has worked in settings of care, i.e. ex Asylum and Disability centres. Her work and her artistic curations take into account the vulnerability, fragility, delicacy of existence. In particular, since 2013 Ambra started to develop work on the themes of Dispossession, Forced Nomadicity,  the concepts of Home and Boundness and confines.

She holds a B.A and Post-Grad in Anthropology,  and maybe a PhD in Cultural Geography.

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