Tomasz & William

Tomasz Madajczak and William Bock
Studio 1
5 January to 12 February

Tomasz and William are currently exploring the relationship with land and identity through their experimental sound based field recordings, captured in different sites in West Cork. In the studio they are establishing their artistic relationship with sound recordings within an abandoned quarry, investigating how the sound transforms new environment. Their collaboration connects different ways of perceiving and identifying with the West Cork landscape through their Swedish, German, Polish and British heritage. 

Tomasz and William are working towards creating an immersive sound work, they welcome visitors to come and visit their installation 1 February to 6 February from 11am to 3pm.

The work is being developed with the support of an Arts Council Agility Award.

William Bock is an interdisciplinary artist working in Ireland and the UK exploring the connections between people and the environments they inhabit. He uses photography, walking, sound recording, performance and installation to delve into the experiences of living between cultures, landscapes and identities in the context of a changing climate.

Collaboration and responsive approaches to working with materials, particular sites and with communities are central to William’s process as an artist. Land Walks, Land Talks Land Marks, an Arts Council AIC funded project explored a practice of walking, conversation and field recording to collaborate with asylum seekers living in Direct Provision and local residents.

William’s work encompasses the production and curation of public events, workshops, exhibitions and residencies. He is recipient of the Arts Council Agility Award 2021, The Butler Gallery 2020 Seed Fund Residency, winner of the inaugural Sustainability First 2020 Art Prize and member of the Wilderness Art Collective. William is a founding member of award winning artist group Dig Collective producing projects commissioned by Art Safiental Biennale for Land and Environment Art (2018) in Switzerland, PEER Gallery for Real Estates (2015) in London and Shortlisted for the Bern Sculpture Commission 2017. William was co-director of Strangeworks (2006 - 2012) theatre collective, who produced projects for the Barbican and New Walsall Art Gallery in the UK. He has a BA in Performance Design and Practise at Central St Martins and MA Fine Art at the City and Guilds School of Art.

William's work has recently been published by the Dark Mountain Project, Create News and has had work featured in the Irish Times, RTE Television, Lettre International Press and London Review of Books.

williambock.com 

Tomasz Madajczak was born in 1979 in Gorzów Wielkopolski in Poland. He studied photography at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznań from 1998 to 2003. He finalized his studies with an MA in the Intermedia Department in the workshop run by Prof Andrzej Syska. Tomasz emigrated to Ireland shortly afterward, where he has been residing and creating ever since. He has exhibited in Poland, Germany, Netherlands, France and Ireland.

 

 

WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.

 

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