projects

pings

PINGS springs directly from the geographical distance between two collaborators. Working directly from their locales they explore the physical space between them through rivers and air and a range of other terrains with their own qualities, such as the web, phone, post, and the less tangible links of memory and synchronicity. In January 2008 the […]

2mph

    Over 23 days in September 2002 i walk from home in Abercych along the old cattle drover’s roads to Smithfield market in London. Accompanied by fellow artist Peter Bodenham and his Jack Russell terrier, Gertie we push a stuffed goose in a hand cart we walk over 300 miles along paths, tracks and […]

dulais dusk

Dulais Dusk consists of a video of Whitehead’s guitar at 5-5.45pm GMT on November 8th on the banks of the river Dulais, West Wales. The video was presented with live sound treatments at 5-5.45pm at Loop Bar (23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, Australia) as part of the Electundra 2007¬†festival.

dulais

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Close to home, in Abercych, west Wales, I take to walking by a small river, realising more and more that we can work only where we happen to be, whatever we do, it will resonate both within our locality and beyond it. And so these short and intimate compositions have effect on, and are affected […]

walks to illuminate

A project developed in residence at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2005-2006. From walking the park at night Whitehead has developed small wearable light sculpture and shelters that illuminate the walker in the dark, whilst navigating the Park. At YSP Simon realised these sculptural pieces by inviting couples: lovers, friends, parents and children, neighbours and strangers […]

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test

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Friday November 14th 2004, 7pm: Transmission from Carn Llwyd, 185 metres above sea level, Preseli, West Wales. Reception at Free Space, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Saturday November 15th 2004, 7pm: Transmission from Cesig duon, sea level, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales. Reception at Free Space, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. TRANSMISSION: rutland 503 portable wind […]

brenin (king)

Commissioned from BBC Wales for a new series of performance for film from Wales based artists. Breninwas made in September 2003 by Pembrokeshire based performance artist / choreographer Simon Whitehead with film director Margaret Constantas and composer Barnaby Oliver. Words by Elvis Presley. Background On 5 June 2000, Cardiff academic Terry Breverton published ‘evidence’ that […]

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cysgod

CYSGOD…shade, shelter , shadow an audio work. 2nd in a triptych of walking works led by a horse. ‘at dawn we followed a white horse from the field along lanes and into the city, she wore microphones in her ears.’ From the Eisteddfod field to a secret shelter the walker is led by the sound […]

stalks

This gallery contains 7 photos.

research: Stalks began in nov 2000 when Whitehead followed feral and domestic animals across the city of Barcelona, notating their routes. performance: First shown at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, May 2001. CD ROM version produced September 2001. Second live showing at Chapter Arts Centre, November 2001 In spring 2001 Whitehead approached and followed 4 men […]

homings

g39, Cardiff April 11-14 programme: ‘homings incorporates three diverse, but intersecting process strands and geographies; part meditation on the desire to roam and the equal longing to return home, this work combines sound, video and gathered materials as place,memory and presence with the paradox nature of perception through movement. Seeking a home in the indeterminate, […]