Visual artist Eva Vēvere and curator Debi Paul lead a floor-based relaxation experiment, one of a series of research events as part of houseWORKhomeWORK.

Here, lying down, bodily energies ignite and flow. Gestures form connector points/re-charge sources/body boosters. Freeing the mind to wander expressively. A textured curious landscape is created. A visceral space/place of familiarity, Eirolapene, risk and delight.

Visual artist Eva Vēvere and curator Debi Paul invite a small audience to listen, watch and if they like, share some stories. You could feel the tension leaving their body is a public research event developed by Eva and Debi whilst on residency at Cow House Studios. The title stems from an early conversation with fellow resident artist Aisling McCoy.

This is one of a series of public research events as part of the project houseWORKhomeWORK, curated by Debi Paul, an ongoing project centred around the domestic space, Glandwr. This is the home of Debi Paul and where she curates site-responsive projects through art residencies, conversations, events and performances and exhibitions. This project seeks to explore the ‘unseen’ in areas such as domestic labour, maintenance, the body and eco-feminism. The project will culminate in a site responsive group exhibition at Glandwr with artists Ella De Burca, Rachel Fallon and Eva Vēvere (2024/25).

This is a free adult event. Booking is essential. No experience necessary. Comfortable clothing recommended.

This event is partly funded Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation (LSCCF) and is kindly supported by Free Space at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Free Space creates the opportunity for artists to access space in the city for peer learning, artists exchanges, project development and presentations.

Eva Vēvere (Latvia) is a visual artist who works mainly through installation site-responsive practices. This manifests from process-based events, performance, still and moving image focusing on the architecture of time and deconstruction of different aspects of life, connected both to mundane reality and philosophical issues. Others will see that I worry, is an ongoing international research workshop with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. Recent exhibitions include Glandula Mammae, Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine, Riga, Latvia (2019); Fragile, Fiskars Bienniale, Finland (2024). Her works can be found in the collections of Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvian Association of Memorial Museums, and Noass Video Art Archive.

Debi Paul is a visual artist and curator; her practice emanating from performance and place, with a focus on the body. She often draws on/learns from site-specific communities of interest. Her projects aim to disrupt and challenge routine interaction with the familiar. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Living Balance with artists Caoimhe Dalton, Hazel Egan, Kate Fahey and Suzanne Walsh, The Library Project / Black Church Print Studio (2022). Projects based at Glandwr include: Where is George Bulfin?, Tanad Aaron, Jamie Cross, and Florian Weichsberger, (2022); Starting Point, a performative walk with Phil Smith, in collaboration with Burren College of Art, for the village of Chapelizod (2023); Only Two Hands a performative event, Fiona Reilly (2024); houseWORKhomeWORK, Ella De Burca, Rachel Fallon and Eva Vēvere (2024/25).

Image Description: A photomontage. On the right, there is a photo of a man is walking backwards. His hands stretched towards the viewer, his gaze slightly averted. Behind him is a curved, rust-covered wall and textured floor. This image is overlaid over a close-up image of the same rust-covered walls with two outstretched arms coming from the left of the frame.