18/05/2018

notes including from the past to explain the event

From 2016

Untitled has moved from an experiment within an art context to its own thing, a space for acts of devotion. It could never be a performance, it had to be “real” due to the length of time. Now it is something I offer myself – 6 hours that I would not spend without a public commitment in contemplation/prayer/devotion and open up to people who would like to participate. Jake and I continue Lou’s experiment of sound folded over and over even with no new voice added. This is probably one of the most curious things about the event!

Sit, walk, lie down, if you use movement as contemplation - prayer - meditation please feel free to move... yoga... be there for twn minutes, an hour, 3 hours...come and go...

Feel free to bring a cushion, a rug, a meditation stool ... there will be some chairs

There will be a break 6.50pm – 7.05pm - but if you are deeply embedded you need not leave, but Maura will drink and eat something...


There will be more information in the Small World kitchen - the kitchen door is the entrance rather than the main doors



19/04/2017

Untitled: Holy hiatus 10

monday | dydd llun
May 22 Mai
4pm – 10.15pm

This six hour, performative event explores how liminal space is created, experienced and shared, using repetitions of a phrase of movement and a 13th century song developed by Lou Laurens. Untitled 10 will use 9 years of time layered recordings and add to the evolving soundscape by recording this year’s acoustics. Come to observe, to be present within the space created. Use the space for mediation, prayer, contemplation. People who use movement as contemplation or prayer may wish to move rather than sit.

Digwyddiad perfformiol dros gyfnod o chwe awr, sy’n archwilio sut mae gofod trothwyol yn cael ei greu, ei brofi a’i rannu, gan ddefnyddio cymal o symudiad a chân o’r 13eg ganrif, a ddatblygwyd gyda Lou Laurens. Bydd dideitl 10 yn defnyddio haenau lluosog o recordiadau o gyfnod amser o 9 mlynedd, ac yn ychwanegu at esblygiad y sainlun hwn trwy recordio acwsteg eleni. Dewch i wylio, i fod yn bresennol o fewn y gofod gaiff ei greu, a defnyddio’r gofod ar gyfer meddwl dwys, gweddi a myfyrdod. Efallai y byddai’n well gan bobl sy’n arfer defnyddio symud fel dull o fyfyrio neu weddio i wneud hynny, yn hytrach na eistedd.

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18/05/2016

now


Untitled has moved from an experiment within an art context to its own thing, a space for acts of devotion. It could never be a performance, it had to be “real” due to the length of time. Now it is something I offer myself – 6 hours that I would not spend without a public commitment in contemplation/prayer/devotion and open up to people who would like to participate. Jake and I continue Lou’s experiment of sound folded over and over even with no new voice added.

Maura 2016

23/04/2016

untitled: holy hiatus 9

Sunday 22nd May 2016 at 4:00pm

Sunday | dydd Sul
May 22 Mai
4pm/yp – 10.15pm/yp


There will be a break 6.50pm – 7.05pm

movement practitioner | ymarferydd symud: Maura Hazelden
artist filmmaker| artist wneuthurwr ffilm: Jacob Whittaker


This six hour, performative event explores how liminal space is created, experienced and shared, using repetitions of a phrase of movement, and a 13th century song developed by Lou Laurens and Maura Hazelden. Untitled 9 will use 8 years of time layered recordings and add to the evolving soundscape by recording this year’s acoustics. Come to observe, to be present within the space created. Use the space for mediation, prayer, contemplation, movement.

Digwyddiad perfformiol dros gyfnod o chwe awr, sy’n archwilio sut mae gofod trothwyol yn cael ei greu, ei brofi a’i rannu, gan ddefnyddio cymal o symudiad, a chân o’r 13eg ganrif, a ddatblygwyd gyda Lou Laurens. Bydd dideitl 9 yn defnyddio haenau lluosog o recordiadau o gyfnod amser o 8 mlynedd, ac yn ychwanegu at esblygiad y sainlun hwn trwy recordio acwsteg eleni. Dewch i wylio, i fod yn bresennol o fewn y gofod gaiff ei greu, a defnyddio’r gofod ar gyfer meddwl dwys, gweddi a myfyrdod.

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17/04/2015

Untitled Holy Hiatus 8 2015

Friday | Nos Wener
May 22 Mai,
open | ar agor: 4.30pm/yp - 10.15pm/yh
with a break | bydd egwyl: 6.50pm/ yh - 7.05yh
entrance by donation | mynediad trwy rodd wirfoddol

Theatr Byd Bychan | Small World Theatre
Bath House Road,
Aberteifi | Cardigan
Ceredigion SA43 1JY
 
 
This annual, six hour, performative event explores how liminal space is created, experienced and shared, using repetitions of a phrase of movement and a 13th century song. Originally an art collaboration between movement practitioner Maura Hazelden and singer/ sonic artist Lou Laurens, the event has grown into a devotional act.

Lou died in September 2014. Using 7 years of time layered recordings, Maura proceeds with Jacob Whittaker’s encouragement and is adding to the evolving soundscape by recording this year’s acoustics. You are invited to be in the space for meditation, prayer, contemplation, or just to want to be present. People who use movement as contemplation or prayer may wish to move rather than sit.

Mae’r digwyddiad perfformiol blynyddol hwn, sy’n para chwech awr, yn archwilio sut mae gofod trothwyol yn cael ei greu, ei brofi a’i rannu, trwy ail-adrodd un cymal o symudiad corfforol ynghyd â chân o’r 13eg ganrif. Yn wreiddiol, roedd hwn yn ddigwyddiad celfyddydol cydweithredol rhwng Maura Hazelden, ymarferydd symud, a’r canwr/artist sain Lou Laurens. Bellach, tyfodd i fod yn weithred ddefosiynol.

Bu farw Lou ym Medi 2014. Gyda chefnogaeth Jacob Whittaker, mae Maura wedi bwrw ati gyda di-deitl 8 gan ddefnyddio 7 mlynedd o recordiadau mewn haenau amser. Mae’n ychwanegu at esblygiad y tir seiniol hwn trwy recordio acwsteg eleni. Mae yna wahoddiad i chi gamu mewn i’r gofod ar gyfer myfyrio, gweddio, meddylu, neu i fod yn bresennol yn yr eiliad. Efallai y byddai’n well gan bobl sy’n arfer defnyddio symud fel dull o fyfyrio neu weddio i wneud hynny, yn hytrach na eistedd.


 

01/02/2015

loss

This is a very personal entry.
For anyone reaching this blog from afar, who does not know Lou and me, I have to tell the sad news that Lou died in September 2014. She can be seen at times in the face of Rupert, her son, who will be two years old by the time Untitled Holy Hiatus 8 arrives.
Yes there will be an eighth event. I am not sure of the form it will take. But Jacob Whittaker has booked the venue.
I will be talking with people to find a way through.

Maura

lou at the end of the performance

Louise Lauren in 2007 at Capeli: Capel Crannog, a Gwrando project