Three Points of Contact residency
Mackintosh Museum

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167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ Mon-Sun 11am-5pm. Free admission to gallery


3 Dec 2012 - 14 Dec 2012
Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 17:00



von Calhau!
von Calhau!

Three Points of Contact residency

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Three Points of Contact residency
3-14 December 2012
Mackintosh Museum

Stuart Gurden, Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir, Michelle Hannah, Rachel MacLean, TAaP, Mark Vernon, von Calhau!, Megan Wellington

A new UK-wide collaborative residency project sees Portuguese artistsvon Calhau! work alongside artists in York, Glasgow and Cornwall this Autumn. From 1-14 Dec, the Mackintosh Museum will become an open studio for the artists to work in.

Three Points of Contactis a new experimental form of residency for international artists to develop new ideas and collaborate with artists across UK regions. This collaborative project is curated by Judit Bodor, Jenny Brownrigg and Blair Todd and involves York St John University, The New School House Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.

Following curatorial research in Portugal supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation,Three Points of Contactinvitesvon Calhau!to be resident artists across the three regional hosts sharing their creative process in public. The residency will begin in November 2012 and finish in January 2013. 

Three Points of Contact is a collaboration based on shared resources between curators and hosts that creates a network for artistic and cultural exchange. The conceptual starting point was the 'theory of three points of contact', borrowed from climbing and Health & Safety good practice. It refers to the minimum three points of contact that should be maintained to prevent falling. Three Points of Contactuses this analogy to build secure, long-term cultural networks, which develop sustained relationships with the place, community and audience. The project website (www.threepointsofcontact.info) will launch October 2012 offering live updates and opportunities to participate throughout the project. 

von Calhau! brings together musical and visual projects of Portuguese duo, Marta Ângela and João Alves, who have worked together since 2006. Their work often explores rituals, myths, landscapes and sound. They work across music, performance, film and graphics.They have shown their work across Portugal and Europe in places like NetMage Festival (Bologna), Riam Festival (Marseille), MUSAC (Leon), Cristina Guerra Gallery (Lisbon) and Serralves Museum (Porto). Calhau! means stone or pebble in Portuguese. It was taken from the popular saying 'Stupid like a stone!'and was also informed conceptually by the wordEINSTEIN = EIN STEIN = ONE STONE. The regional artists selected from Glasgow, York and Cornwall will have things in common with their practice to discuss and build on.