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Open Space – Sunday 12th January

Response Time Open Space WOn Sunday 12th January audiences are invited to the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth to a new performance of work created during a 48 hour challenge to produce performed responses to art currently on exhibition at the gallery.

Response Time is an on-going project which is responding to all exhibitions at the newly opened gallery. Performance makers participating are from a wide range of disciplines including theatre, storytelling, performance art and physical theatre. Each project is guided through the weekend by the producer Sandra Bendelow and by a guest curator who takes on the task of piecing together all the different responses into a seamless performance – this weekend’s project will be curated by Vivian Ezugha a student at Aberystwyth University’s School of Art.

The project mixes experienced performance makers with students from Coleg Ceredigion and Aberystwyth University and performers and writers from the community. The project focuses on allowing young and emerging artists to develop their work and performance skills in a supportive and friendly environment and offers audiences the chance to experience the art, space and environment through the eyes of these young and emerging artists.

Sandra Bendelow who produces the project for local company Scriptography Productions said, “This is the fourth response project at the Gallery and promises to be the most exciting project yet in response to the current OPEN exhibition which features over 60 works of art by 50 artists from Ceredigion. This really has been an amazing project, each time the space not only looks different as one would expect but it is a completely different creative environment. It’s a really exciting place to be for the weekend and the energy and passion everyone has for the project and the Gas Gallery means it becomes a creative hub. Though we never have any idea what will be produced – past ones have had a dancing girl trapped in a cupboard, an OCD tortoise, people have escaped from the art and become trapped in the art, a human glitter-ball! – we can promise audiences a fun evening of surprises, laughs and they will go away thinking about art a little differently,”

Performances are on Sunday 12th January 6PM and 8PM £5 (£3).


Response Time: Beneath the Surface

response time beneath the surface 11112013 WScriptography Productions will be hosting its third 48 hour challenge to performance makers to respond to art, space and environment at the Gas Gallery Aberystwyth 22nd -24th November.

Performance makers will be asked to respond to the art of Catrin Webster and Karen Robbie currently on exhibition until 17th December.

So far the challenges have produced an amazingly eclectic mix of short plays, installation, immersive performance, performance art, film, poetry, movement, physical theatre, audio, storytelling and dance.

We will be sharing the work produced with audiences on Sunday 24th November for two performances at 6PM and 8PM. Tickets £5 (£3).

The Gas Gallery is also open to the public during the weekend Saturday 11 – 5 and Sunday 11 – 2. Please feel free to call in and see the work being developed for Response Time and the current exhibitions.

If you would like more information or are interested in participating in a future Response Time challenge contact scriptographyproductions@gmail.com

Follow the weekend at www.facebook.com/scriptographyproductions and @scriptography


Response Time: Beneath the Surface – Call for participants

Hannah Pullen

Hannah Pullen

Following on from our two previous RESPONSE TIME projects, PILOT LIGHT and TRANSITIONS Scriptography Productions will be hosting a performed response to art, space and environment at the Gas Gallery, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth during the weekend of Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November.

We welcome new participants to come along and take part in any capacity either in producing work alone or in collaboration with others. The weekend produces an eclectic mix of art-forms from text-based to physical, from performance art to audio drama and we are always looking to encourage new ways to participate in the weekend.

Participants need to be available through the weekend from 5pm on Friday through to Sunday 24th November and we do encourage participants to spend as much time as possible through the weekend at the Gas Gallery but required timings vary according to involvement so feel free to contact me if you wish to be involved but may not be available for the whole of the weekend.

In addition we are looking for performers to collaborate with other and to perform work written by other people so please contact us if you are interested in helping someone else to develop an idea for performance.

During the weekend we will provide you with a friendly, supportive and creative environment to help you develop your ideas and the opportunity to work alongside more experienced artists and performance makers.

If you are interested in simply popping in to see what we get up then please feel free to call into the Gas Gallery at any time during the weekend during opening hours Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-2.

If you are would like more information please contact us scriptographyproductions@gmail.com

If you would like to come along to see the work developed during the weekend we will be sharing it with audiences on Sunday 24th November. There will be two performances at 6PM and 8PM.

Transitions – New work and new friends

Vivian Ezugha responding to Flicker by Ben Partridge. Image by Keith Morris

Vivian Ezugha responding to Flicker by Ben Partridge. Image by Keith Morris

During the weekend of 23rd – 25th October  the second Response project took place at the Gas Gallery in Aberystwyth. 18 participants arrived at 5PM on the Friday and were given
48 hours to produce a performed response
to the Transitions and Collaborations exhibitions at the Gas Gallery, the space
and the environment around the Gas Gallery.

The weekend saw a flurry of creative conversations – earnest conversations, supportive conversations, reassuring conversations – from them emerged friendships and new creative collaborations both equally important. Words floated in the air, were strewn around the gallery and written in a notebook on the staircase.

There was lots of noise – engineered noise to make a soundscape for a movement piece, a lyre, music, singing and laughter. New art was created and the art in the gallery was re-projected, using the reflection of an i-phone, into different spaces. Some art was re-projected onto other art and some art was hidden from prying eyes. We again opened up spaces not used before in the gallery and once again we locked a man in a cupboard but also we locked a dancing girl in a cupboard and abandoned her to dance forever.

It was interesting to see which art and spaces proved inspirational for the participants, Dance or Constanza and  Untitled by Jo Hounsome featured in more than one, interestingly more people chose to respond to the gallery spaces, the dark night and story weather became a feature of many of the works.

Beyond the beginnings of art and theatre which emerged, as with Pilot light, the most exciting part of the Transitions weekend was to see the impact on young, emerging artists seeing them present work to the public for the first time, seeing them gain confidence in their artistic practices, seeing them try out new ways of working and seeing them form new partnerships and collaborations all of which will grow and strengthen beyond the creative excitement of creating work within 48 hours.

The next performed response project Response Time: Beneath the Surface will take place Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November. Beneath the Surface will be responding to two exhibitions Catrin Webster – Along the Surface and Karen Robbie – A Personal Adventure.  The work will be shared with audiences for two performances on Sunday 24th November 6PM and 8PM. Please also feel free to call in during Gallery open hours Saturday 23rd November 11am – 5pm.

Information on the exhibitions and the Gas Gallery is available at the Celf Ceredigion Art website.

If you are interested in participating contact scriptographyproductions@gmail.com .

Programme of work at Response Time: Transitions

responding exercise1. Written by Sandra Bendelow, Performed by James Baker and Holly Payne-Strange, Directed by Holly Payne-Strange—Responding to Aria Light by Stephen Chilton and Transformations by Rebecca Backshall

2. Vivien Chinas Ezugha—Responding to Flicker by Ben Partridge

3. James Baker — Responding to The Red Lady by Gini Wade.

4. Edel O’Reilly and Ali Matthews —Responding to Dance for Constanza by Wuon Gean Ho

5. Sara Annwyl – Responding to Untitled by Jo Hounsome, Salome by Marcelle Hanselaar, Avatar by Chris Webster

6. Hannah Pullen—Responding to Dance for Constanza by Wuon Gean Ho.

7. Written and performed by Roger Boyle.

8. Written by Catrin Fflur Huws , Performed by James Bakes, Catrin Fflur Huws and Holly Payne-Strange, Directed by Holly Payne-Strange—Responding to Aber Prom by Kim James Williams

9. Hayley Addis—Responding to Ystwyth Garage by Pete Monaghan, Transformations by Rebecca Backshall and Aria Light by Stephen Chilton

10. Naomi Heath responding to Untitled by Jo Hounsome and the staircase

11. Ruth Hogg—responding to This I Know by Kathryn Polk

William Bock process12. Rebecca Louise Collins and William Bock – responding to the upstairs gallery

Thanks to Kim James-Williams for participating in the performance with her live drawing

Response Time: Transitions curated by Branwen Davies

Films created and edited by Ian Smyth. Film production for the Response Time project by Trebuchet Film Productions

Sound for  Hannah Pullen, Roger Boyle and Sara Annwyl by Nick Jones

Response Time is produced by Sandra Bendelow for Scriptography Productions

The next Response Time will take place on Sunday 24th November in the Gas Gallery.

Scriptography Productions will be hosting a Crash Test scratch night of text-based work in development on Thursday 31st October at the Boat Club 7.30PM

With thanks to Celf Ceredigion Art

Response Time: Transitions – introducing the responders Ruth Hogg

Ruth Hogg is a Multidisciplinary artist/Maker /Arts facilitator. She mostly works with photography, installation, film, performance, poetry. Curator of ::the studio:: Gallery. Thematic interests: Light, Symbols, Mandalas, Objects.

Performances of Response Time: Transitions are Sunday 27th October 5.30PM, 7PM and 8.30PM at the Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth, Park Avenue.

Response Time: Transitions – introducing the responders Holly Payne-Strange

Holly PayneStrangeHolly Payne-Strange is a director and actor who has been working on the stage for the past ten years. 

Her passion for the stage is founded firmly in her love of Shakespeare, and the majority of her training has been built around this.  She has studied at The Shakespeare Company, under Tina Packer, and at Harvard . She will continue her work with LAMDA this coming spring.

Recently she has been involved with ‘Shakespeare in a week’ (Othello and Richard III), “Allstories are true; a night of one acts ” and she is currently directing “A Strange Meeting with Broadways society.

She has studied Linklater, Meisner and Feldenchist technique, and is currently studying at Aberystwyth University. Her recent professional credits include “Margret Carson”, “Dramatica Peronsea” and “The Departee”. She is currently in “The 39 Steps” with Castaway Community Theatre.

“I am interested in the Response project because the idea of an intense amount of focus in a short amount of time always excites me. My goal is simple to make good, enjoyable theatre,”