A collaboration between James King and Sandra Corrigan Breathnach.  Connotations of the dark and the light through the visual language of natural materials and presence, intimating balance in contrast and through an understanding of the in-between in experience and in nature and the wider context of interplay and integration of energy between the physical and meta physical forces. Investigating the proposition that apparent opposites can be complementary and mutually sustaining, a coming together a sharing and exchange.

This exhibition is the result of a lengthy Pollenation process between Artists James King and Sandra Corrigan Breathnach. Their contrasting channels of consciousness and separate archetypal sources merged together, which through development and process, a sharing of ideas blossomed, culminating in this Exhibition, Pollenate.

Both Artists are members of Bbeyond Belfast having initially met through one of their workshops and a mutual artistic bond grew both exterior to and through meeting at Bbeyond monthly group performance art events, the essence of which is spontaneity, presence and responsiveness.

The 'Pollenation' process began through a sharing of poetry which later developed into an extensive recorded interchange, both voicing intuitive phonemes and snippets of vocal sound over a long period of time, developed by sonically manipulating and expanding the vocal exchanges to create the Sound piece, then interwoven with video (Pollenate #1). Sounds for two other videos one of which is an animation, are the result of a postal interchange over many months in which the artists created extended abstract poems, alternating verse, each making a response to the other, deconstructing and reconstructing the language.

The Exhibition is comprised of Live Performance Photographic Prints, Video/Sound Works & Sculpture.







Essential to the practice is presence, spontaneity and organic development, awareness of the context, physical location, (outdoor locations: field, forest, shore and street are much enjoyed), prevailing circumstances, associations, colleagues' actions and audience behaviour. There is responsiveness to intuition, sensations, memories, feelings and emotions. Voice is a core medium - particularly abstract sounds and gibberish. Phrases, words and phonemes are dissected, deconstructed, and reconstructed in syllable stews. Vocal sounds are an expression of the internal experience, and carry their own developmental dynamic. Silence and stillness are sought and embraced.




The fundamental core of my practice deals with states of phenomenological expression of self and connectivity of the physical and meta-physical. Intent on transcending ego my work lifts me to a heightened state of communication exploring natural materials as means of expression to connect and open discourse through ritualistic action. Performance art allows me to enter an existential plain, where the vein of an innate knowledge as Beings in this world is explored, focusing on the narrative between objects and action and vibrations of sound, developing forms through sound interaction exploring the temporal tensions in relation to identity, seeking to go beyond the shroud of 'modern life'.