BROWN&BRÍ is our creative project. We work with people across disciplines and are most interested in intersections when it's possible for new languages to be invented. We use the project as a means to learn about the various things that interest us, currently theatre and staging in art, and the honesty of fiction.
Since 2009 we have been based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and most of our current work is about the city, most recently; astronomical explorations via gradient mathmatics and harmony, commissioning new work in response to the 'troubled' photographic archive at Belfast Exposed, establishing and running a café-bar on a barge and a presentation of our failed attempts to live in the city centre - both performative actions made in response to an under populated city centre and riverbank, and the trailing dysfunctions of a city emerging from conflict.
We are interested in the machinery of the art world and ways of operating, interpreting or reinventing it.
Rachel Brown completed a degree in Fine Art Photography at The Glasgow School of Art. Brighdín Farren completed a degree in Sculpture at the Limerick School of Art and Design and an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at the University of Limerick. We met while both doing the directorship at Catalyst Arts 2007 – 2009.