Cumulator Four Berlin (Left to Right) Mads Floor Anderson (Norway) Sandra Corrigan Breathnach (Ireland) Rebecca Strain (Ireland)
(As Wahshi Kuhi is practicing no documentation currently as part of his process no image of his performance is available)
Cumulator Information by Artist James King :
This is an independent project supported by the performance art collective, Bbeyond, Belfast : Each month an additional person performs for an additional day as in January
One person performed for one hour........ In December twelve people will perform for twelve hours.
JANUARY 23rd January - one hour - James King at Wedderburn Park. Belfast.
FEBRUARY 12th February - two hours - James King and Caroline Murphy. Yellow Yard , Derry.
MARCH 29th March - three hours - James King, Christoff Gillen and Jagoda Kiciak. Queen Street Studios, Belfast.
APRIL 18th April - Four hours - Wahshi Kuhi, Mads Floor Andersen, Sandra Corrigan Breathnach, Rebecca Strain. Gorlitzer Park, Berlin.
MAY 14th May - Five hours - Denys Blacker, Nathan Walker, Victoria Gray, Marita Bullmann, Christopher Mollon. Flare 2 Gallery Newcastle, England.
JUNE 10th June - Six Hours - Jagoda Kiciak, Conor MacNamee, Patricia Doherty Roe, James King, Colm Clarke, Christoff Gillen. St. Columb's Park House, Derry.
JULY 7th July - Seven Hours - Rainer Pagel, Keike Twisslemann, Brian Patterson, Christoff Gillen, Siobhan Mullan, James King, Colm Clarke, Accompanied by Beatrice Didier (in Brussels). Location McCormack's Point - Bangor 7.00am - 2.00pm
AUGUST 6th August - Eight hours - Caroline Murphy, Donna Mc Feeley, Ann McKay, Charo Lano-Madden, Brian Patterson, James King, Keike Twisslemann, Jennifer Hanley, Accompanied by Beatrice Didier (in Brussels). Art Surgery Buncrana , Donegal.
SEPTEMBER 8th September - Nine hours - James King, Paul King, Christoff Gillen, Jayne Cherry, Zara Lyness, Jagoda Kiciak, Valerie Whitworth, Marita Bullman,(Ukraine) Sara Riseborough - Pollen Studios Belfast.
Associates / Tara Carroll - Hilary Williams (Dublin)
OCTOBER 22nd October - Ten Hours - Beatrice Didier, Anja Plonka, Marita Bullman (in Brussels),Caroline Pugh, Conor Kelly, Beatrice Didier (in Brussels), Caroline Pugh, Jennifer Hanley, Colm Clarke, Christoff Gillen, Alastair MacLennan, Paul King, Brian Patterson. Studio 11 Belfast.
NOVEMBER 26th November - Eleven Hours - Zoe Ramsey, Marita Bullmann, Jennifer Hanley, Cara Park, Brian Patterson, Christoff Gillen, James King, Beatrice Didier, Caroline Pugh, Colm Clarke, Siobhan Mullan. Void Gallery, Derry.
DECEMBER 10th December - 12 hours - Christoff Gillen, Jennifer Hanley, Hannah Woodside, Rachel Rankin, Brian Patterson, James King, Beatrice Didier (Brussels), Teresa McCormack, Zoe Ramsey, Jogoda Kiciak, Chris Mollon, Oona Doherty.
Participants need not be performing in the same location, or even the same country, providing that they are performing at the same time. Generally in Cumulator group duration all performances people begin with their own intuitive initiatives and eventually begin to draw upon each other's energy and ideas.
There is no over-riding theme. The emphasis is upon spontaneous creativity and presence, responsiveness to the location, circumstances, internal promptings, associations, memories, each other and the audience. Participants are expected to be real; ie. Aiming for authenticity; and no acting. People may use any materials they wish, which are practical within the space, providing that these materials can be shared.
Participants may use movement, voice, actions, visual imagery, ritual, sculptural forms, vocal or other sounds etc. Eg. Everyday actions in a performative mode. The form is the overall Cumulator year. Participants are part of a bigger picture.
During each Cumulator performance the artists will be expected to be in performance mode throughout. Eg. Someone might be resting in stillness, but still be in the frame, actively aware and observant. Short toilet breaks might occur and people are obviously free to take a drink or nibble something for sustenance; but "out of zone" gaps or social chat will not be anticipated. Although conversation might become part of the process. (And process is fundamental feature of Cumulator actions).The performative group energy will be sustained and sustaining; even in the knowledge of the simultaneous engagement of participants in other locations. In long performances, actions and activities pass under the microscope of the mind, hurry vanishes and time is a friend.
There might be a large audience in attendance, a minimal audience or none at all. Although some form of documentation will be hoped for.