We are able to share with you Marc Rees’ performance as ‘artist in restoration’ when prototyping CROMEN at Taliesin in September 2020 – CARBON < 19 a movement mantra.
Marc Rees 'artist in restoration' CARBON < 19 a movement mantra
Marc Rees tells us the process behind Cromen.
As we adjust to a new ‘with Covid’ way of life, during September 2020, Taliesin Associate Artist Marc Rees engaged in a methodical healing and recovery process to remember how to be an artist.
We need to rediscover, rethink, and rebuild but better.
During a week in residence, Rees prototyped his new project CROMEN (Welsh for ‘dome’) - a structure/sculpture to counterpoint trauma both personal and collective, to nourish and nurture artistic expression that is vital for individuals and community wellbeing, especially in times of stress and shock.
In later stages, CROMEN will develop to be multi-functioning as a space for sanctuary, shelter, quietude and meditation, a repository and incubator of ideas, conversation, memories, discussion, and performance.
As we begin to think of the process of reopening, ''artist in restoration'', Marc Rees invites us to consider how art and culture can respond to a time like this, and how it can provide a place for contemplation and reflection.
Creator and curator, Marc Rees, in conversation with David Gough, artist, cultural practitioner, educator and Tasmanian Aboriginal Services:
Taliesin supports Marc Rees’ latest project CROMEN
Dave Mangenner Gough ( creative brother ), Jenny Hall (architect/designer), Eifion Porter (joiner), Helen Ognjenovic-Morgan (textile artist) and Isabel Griffin (creative producer)
This project was made possible through Arts Council Wales Stabilisation fund via National Lottery Fund
With thanks to Taliesin Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales, University of Tasmania, Ten Days on the Island