Siobhán Hapaska’s shaking olive trees at the Goods Shed

Posted on 06. May, 2013 by in Arts, Featured

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Art2Site Festival 1st-31st May 2013; A festival of artist-led projects in Stroud Gloucestershire

This film is a glimpse at Siobhán Hapaska’s new work specially commissioned for Site Festival 2013: ‘the sky has to turn black before you can see the stars’. Presented by INDEX at the Goods Shed, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3AP.

From the programme: “Vibrating uprooted olive trees are the central presence in Siobhán Hapaska’s newly commissioned installation. This powerful, evocative piece extends her interest in the co existence of extreme opposites, exploring themes of conflict and resolution, both domestic and political, which challenge our belief systems and our sense of the natural order of things. Juxtaposing the natural and synthetic, Hapaska’s meticulously crafted work presents a world on the edge of the abyss, but also on the edge of possibility.”

This film in no way does justice to the exhibition – it needs experiencing itself……Exhibition dates: 4th-12th May, Saturday 4th 10am-3pm, Sunday 5th, Monday 6th-Sunday 12th 11am-6pm.

See lots more about this piece and more at the INDEX Gallery at:
With thanks to Helen Kincaid, co Director of INDEX Gallery, for permission to film this exhibition.

The Site Festival is a contemporary arts festival, now in its 17th year, which brings a full and dynamic programme of visual arts, performance, music, screenings, open studios, artist talks and workshops to the Stroud Valleys for the whole month of May. SVA and Stroud Arts Festival are pleased to be working in partnership again this year. See more by downloading the amazing programme at:

See also Stroud International Textiles 2013 at the Museum in the Park:

Film and edit Philip Booth

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Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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