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PRE-FIX | Venice 2017






Keef Winter | Shipsides and Beggs Projects

18:30-22:00 | 14th May 2017

Serra dei Giardini, Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi 1254, Venice, Italy


PRE-FIX, the illegitimate seed/spore/pre cum of this year’s instalment of possibly Europe’s longest running performance and live art biennial FIX, laps the honeyed banks of Italy’s Adriatic Queen.

Officially the unofficial representation for Northern Ireland in Venice. PRE-FIX is not a collateral event but we will bring a flag, our shoestring and a rental drum kit. Imagine a bit-piece, post-openings carousel orgy of soul purification, where the languid beauty of serra lawn is caressed by the savage melodies of a distant shore. *pavilion not included*

PRE-FIX will feature newly commissioned works by Northern Irish artists  Shipsides and Beggs Projects and Keef Winter, curated by Catalyst Arts. The event is hosted by Microclima and supported by the British Council.



6.30 pm / Presentation by Catalyst Arts.

7pm / Performance : Keef Winter, Handyman, 2017, 40’ mins.

7.40 pm  / 15 Minutes Break with interactive soundscape (Shipsides and Beggs Projects)

7.55 pm / Audio Visual happening : Shipsides and Beggs Projects, Decimation in D major, 40’ mins, 2017.


Shipsides and Beggs Projects; Dan Shipsides (based Belfast) and Neal Beggs (based Nantes) are individual artists who have worked together on regular basis since 2004 – sharing a love of art, mountains, music and creative madness. As Shipsides and Beggs Projects they have exhibited nationally and internationally including; L’Atelier, Nantes (Collectif R), Bel Ordinarie, Pau (No Shooting in this Area), L’Orangerie, Bastogne, Belgium (Still Not Out Of The Woods – Zombie Line), Chateau Gontier, France (Gothic Cinema), ACCA, Melbourne (Desire Lines), The MAC, Belfast (Still not out of the woods), Aliceday Gallery, Brussels (Vigil | Star) and CIAC, Carros (Frontiers & other songs of Freedom).    

Keef Winter (b. 1980, N. Ireland) lives and works in London. Winter studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and received a PhD in Philosophy entitled ‘The Handyman Aesthetic’ from Ulster University. His recent exhibitions include: ‘On Becoming Fluid’, Hardwick Gallery, Gloucestershire (2017); ‘Sticky Enough’, Chalton Gallery, London (2016); ‘Salon Sebastian Monteux’, Glasgow International (2016); ‘Deep Inside’, Galeria Breve; Mexico City (2016); ‘Neutral’, TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway (2014).



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