| theybreakinpieces


  • 08 Oct

  • paul


theybreakinpieces are…

mona mccarthy – originally from cork – currently based in newcastle
nick williams – originally from somerset – currently based in newcastle
paul stapleton – originally from southern california – currently based in belfast

theybreakinpieces are three artists who are involved in multiple forms of cross-disciplinary collaboration. we are currently investigating a range of environmental interactions conducted through the media of conversation, improvised performance, and audio-visual recording technologies. these interventions take place in a wide range of urban and rural environments providing opportunities to explore the collision of localized academic, social and geographical settings. we have received multiple grants from the arts council of england and other funding bodies for activities that include the creation of site-specific durational performances and performative lectures, as well as the delivery of workshops and symposiums on collaborative live arts practices.



past public events:

  • 02/05/04 make bright again, the met, bury, greater manchester
  • 24/07/04 st. peters arts centre, preston, lancashire
  • 02/10/04 emergency live arts platform, the greenroom, manchester
  • 09/10/04 make bright again, the met, bury
  • 13/12/04 sometimes… volume, the greenroom, manchester
  • 07/08/05 victoria baths, manchester
  • 08/09/05 collision symposium, university of victoria, vancouver island
  • 28/01/06 collaborative performance practices symposium, university of central lancashire, preston
  • 08/06/06 art06, preston market
  • 08/06/06 sometimes… volume, the greenroom, manchester
  • 17-21/07/06 the buddle arts centre, wallsend, tyne and wear
  • 25-30/07/06 cuerden valley park, bamber bridge, lancashire
  • 29/07-11/08/06 the bigger picture, bbc bigscreen, manchester
  • 18-27/09/06 collision symposium, university of victoria campus + surrounding area, vancouver island
  • 28/09-12/10/06 the buddle arts centre, wallsend
  • 21/10/06 charter theatre, preston
  • 03/11/06 performance and reception: postgraduate symposium, university of manchester
  • 05/12/06 map live, source cafe, carlisle, cumbria
  • 12/03/07 improvisation continuums conference, university of glamorgan, cardiff
  • 16/03/07 avenham building, university of central lancashire, preston
  • 28/03/07 map live, source cafe, carlisle
  • 29/03/07 spitball, the side cinema, newcastle
  • 15/07/07 binaural symposium, university of central lancashire, preston
  • 19/04/08 mediatised sites, dance city, newcastle