September 08, 2010

John Cale: "Dyddiau Du / Dark Days" in Wales

Dyddiau Du / Dark Days

Dyddiau Du / Dark Days goes home. The multimedia piece designed by John Cale travels to Wales, to the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea (8 October – 7 November).

John Cale’s five screen installation Dyddiau Du / Dark Days moves from representing Wales at the 53rd Venice Biennale to its first showing in Wales at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea from 8 October as part of the Swansea Festival of Music and The Arts. This follows a showing in the MONA FOMA festival in Australia early in 2010 and a presentation of a live version at the Theater der Welt Festival in Essen Germany.

Staged in Venice in an evocative old brewery on the island of Giudecca, the installation, titled Dyddiau Du/Dark Days, takes the form of four episodes in film and sound across five screens. It was made in several locations in Wales including the unoccupied former family home in Garnant, Ammanford and with the collaborations of a choir and young orchestral players.


(Thanks: Isabel)

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