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Cân Elenydd | by Jacob Whittaker
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Cân Elenydd

Cân Elenydd at SHIFT. Basement Capitol Centre,

Queen St, Cardiff, CF10 2HQ


Opening 18.00 - 22.00 Wed 20th November 2019


Gallery opens from 12:00 - 18:00 Thursday 21st November

12:00 - 18:00 Friday 22nd November

19:00 - 21:00 Friday 22nd November Artists in conversation with SHIFT and viewing of works

12:00 - 18:00 Saturday 23rd November.


Cân Elenydd is a collaboration between composer Sianed Jones, her mother, visual artist Mary Lloyd Jones, video artist Jacob Whittaker, visual artist Maria Hayes with additional direction from Louise Wells.


It all started with a discovery of a handbag containing pencil written letters from Sianed's great aunt Dilys writing to her brothers in the trenches of WW1; a correspondence with a mystery Mr J.R.Owen from Machynlleth; a gift of a Swyn; a charm of protection; a story of Sianed's grandfather and great Uncle as young lads, walking from village to village around Devils Bridge carrying a harp on their backs; a series of live video/sonic/visual improvisations rooted in the healing powers of a circle. Cân Elenydd weaves all these stories and improvisations together.

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Taken on February 24, 2016