Alice McCabe has lived in Zürich since 2010, compiling in-depth research into the arts events that took place at the Cabaret Voltaire from 1916. There she has performed under the expanded acronym of “The THERE-THERE School of English DADA,” whose aim to unite Britain and Dada and work out why they were not co-joined immediately after WW1 has been explored.
My work is about the trivial joys and surprises of everyday living. The attached joy of sensation to the mind and the permanent refreshingness of observation attached to thinking.
Far from representing accurately I try to paint from imagery evolved from emotion, from people and places.
I unwittingly reflect my own mood through the movements of the brush and the shape of the strokes left, but try to work with enough resolve to leave space for interpretation. In this way, my works resemble direct stage sets of the mind: the protagonists and shapes are ready for action and it is the viewer that completes the story.…Read More
PERFORMANCES with “The THERE-THERE School of English DADA”
“DADabend 2” follow up to “DADabend 1” at Cabaret Voltaire
18th December: “Pronunciation” LESSON ONE at the Chorgasse, as Tester lesson using dada and confusion as a tool for learning.
August, outskirts of Amsterdam: Joint Residency at Buitenwerkplaats with Ed Scott
14th May: ENGLISH DADA BREAKFAST “Englischer Morgen mit Dada gepfeffert” at Station21 Art Platform Come fry it up and aid in vital dada research.
29th April (ROYAL WEDDING DATE): "The ROYAL ACT” at The Cabaret Voltaire
It is the Friday night (new bank holiday in U.K,) the unemployed stop working, Prince William marries a commoner, the Queen is "delighted," the bride wears the ring of the Prince's dead mother. DADA Siegt!
March and April: Wort und Wirkung Stipendium, Zürich
September: Saatchi Gallery SHOWDOWN Round Winner and Runner- Up Finalist, Painting “Were I to Ice Skate” displayed on the “Showdown Wall.”
June 2010 - now: ‘Birdom’ Series of pipe-cleaner birds, temporary collection of the RSPB, displayed in the Yan, Grizedale Sculpture Park.
November: QUEST FOR PARADISE ARTS “Addressing the Boredom” Pop-Up Gallery show, Wandsworth, London.
June: Creekside Open Competition, APT Gallery, Deptford. Painting “Boy who cried wolf in Australia” selected by Mark Wallinger
21st June: Shortness At the Tate Modern
Stop Animation ‘Table Dance’ was screened
April: ‘This is Belgium.’ Show of artist’s memorabilia inspired by a WWOOFing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) trip to Belgium displayed in ‘Studio One’, Wandsworth Art Village. …Read More
Foundation Course - Chelsea College of Art and Design (2004-2005)
Brighton University BA Fine Art Painting First Graduate of 2008
"Ausstellen und Vermitteln" M.A at ZHDK Zurich come September, Deutsch dependent!…Read More