Cupar Arts Festival 2016 took place for one week in June* incorporating the summer solstice or longest day, an example of liminality, a precise point where one phase ends and another begins.
- Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
- Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
The OED definition aims to give artists the widest possible interpretation of this theme, allowing responses which might range from changing states in the natural world or in scientific processes, changes in the role of a historic site or building, personal transformation and development, or the interpretation of liminal within anthropology relating to ritual and myth. Liminal relates to a tipping point, a time of change as a new phase is about to be entered into.
2016 sees a departure from the previous open call for proposals, and for this event the programme will be curated; this will allow some of our previous festival artists to return along side artists who have not shown work in Cupar before. As ever, emphasis is on presenting work that engages, inspires and challenges our diverse audiences, by artists working over a broad range of contexts from across the UK and overseas.
Caroline Dear at Cupar Arts Festival
Cynthia Dinan Mitchell
PierGiuseppe Di Tanno
An exhibition of drawings on the subject of LIMINAL, by a further 30 artists, can also be found across two of our venues.
Saturday 18 Festival Launch Party / Street food with Christopher Trotter / Caravan Obscura / The Thermos Museum / Anthony Schrag: walk followed by screening event / Music: Stephen Lee and Mark Small / Performance: Jacqueline Bulnes
Sunday 19 Performance: Jacqueline Bulnes / Artist’s Talk: Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell / Music: Dave Webster & Stevie Anderson of Sinderins
Monday 20 Performance: Jacqueline Bulnes
Tuesday 21 Artist’s Talk: Mike Inglis / Performance: Jacqueline Bulnes / Music: Esperi
Wednesday 22 Anthony Schrag: walk followed by screening event / Performance: Jacqueline Bulnes / ‘Feed Me’, Rachel Maclean. Special screening event
Thursday 23 An Evening of Poetry
Friday 24 Music: Wire and Wool
Saturday 25 The Thermos Museum / Shadow Puppet Workshop with Chad McCail / Elm House Concert: Inge Thomson and Fraser Fifield
Performances by PierGiuseppe Di Tanno will take place daily in County Buildings