Vicky Langan announced as RESONATE 2023 artist-in-residence at Triskel Arts Centre
Triskel Arts Centre and Music Network have announced Vicky Langan as their RESONATE artist-in-residence for 2023. Vicky, a Cork-based artist who works across sound, performance, and film, will develop a new work in collaboration with Cork-based filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain which will be presented at Triskel Arts Centre later this year.
This residency is one of six opportunities as part of RESONATE 2023, Music Network’s artist residency programme in partnership with glór (Ennis), Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhúirne), The National Opera House (Wexford), Triskel Arts Centre (Cork City), The Dock (Carrick-On-Shannon) and Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny). This programme brings some of Ireland’s most established professional musicians to work in these cultural spaces across Ireland between July and December.
Now in its 3rd year, RESONATE provides support for professional musicians with a strong track record in music performance to develop new work and/or collaborations. Each residency provides a grant of €6,000 to enable the selected musicians to devote time to the creation of new work, in addition to a range of in-kind supports from both Music Network and each venue partner along with opportunities to showcase the work through live performances and digital updates.
Commenting on the announcement, Music Network’s CEO Sharon Rollston said: “We’re very pleased to be offering RESONATE together with our partner Triskel Arts Centre for a third consecutive year. It’s the most extensive of our musician residency programmes and offers lots of scope for musicians to develop imaginative new work, including cross-artform ideas where music is central. We’re excited to see what Vicky will develop together with Maximilian during her residency and look forward to sharing it with audiences at Triskel Arts Centre later in the year. ‘’
Artistic Director of Triskel Arts Centre Tony Sheehan said: “We’re very excited at the prospect of being able to host Vicky Langan in this 3rd iteration of the RESONATE Project and we look forward to working with her towards the Premiere concert event in December.”
Vicky is an uncompromising artist highly regarded for her raw performances which combine sound art, noise, field recording and film. Over the course of the residency, Vicky will research, develop, shoot, score and compose new work for super8, tape and violin, in collaboration with Cork filmmaker and critic Maximilian Le Cain. An expanded screening of this new work will be presented at Triskel Arts Centre in December.
Commenting on the award Vicky said “After a much-needed break from live music over the past two years, RESONATE allows me to return, consolidating both my sound and my still-developing film practice in a live capacity, for the first time. Thanks to Music Network and Triskel Arts Centre for this very exciting opportunity.”
Last year’s RESONATE artists-in-residence at Triskel Arts Centre were classical violinist Patrick Rafter and artist and composer Sam Perkin who created a new work titled Freedom In Performance.
RESONATE is a Music Network artist residency programme in partnership with glór, Ionad Cultúrtha, The National Opera House, Triskel Arts Centre, The Dock and Regional Cultural Centre. The other five RESONATE artists in residence for 2023 are Ali Comerford at The National Opera House, Niamh O’Brien at Ionad Cultúrtha, Phil Robson at Regional Cultural Centre, Zoé Basha at glór and Ultan O’Brien at The Dock.
About the Artist
Vicky Langan is a Cork-based artist whose practice operates across several often-overlapping fields, chiefly sound, performance, and film.
With a focus on the sounds of the body and its functions, involving contact-miked skin, amplified breath and live electronic manipulation, Langan’s work sits between sound and performance art. Using simple raw materials such as domestic objects, hair and magnetic tape, she layers physical gestures and scraps of sound to create intensely personal imaginary landscapes where the material body and sensual inner worlds mesh. In opening herself emotionally, she creates warm yet discomforting rituals that at once embrace the viewer and remain resolutely private, exploring the limits of what can be shared between people and what must remain mysterious.
Her decade-long filmmaking partnership with filmmaker and critic Maximilian Le Cain has resulted in sixteen moving image works to date, with screenings and retrospectives of their work having been shown throughout the world. She is a recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artist Award for Music, as well as bursary awards from the Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Council and a Music Capital Scheme award.