In March-April 2018, second year ARC researchers are presenting their work in exhibitions, launch events, performances and screenings at many different locations. The ARC website, and social media, will be updated with booking information as soon as it becomes available.
Wednesday 7 March 2018, 6:30pm
Venue: Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College Dublin.
Yvanna Greene, SuperNatural Plastic Eaters
Imagine plastic breaking down in the stomach of sea creatures, transforming into a plastic protein, that is used as fuel to enhance or recreate the skeletal frame. How far are we from a time when sea creatures can design and shape their future selves with a material that is non-degradable, has increased fracture toughness, is lightweight, colourful and shiny?
SuperNatural Plastic Eaters is a talk involving marine scientists Karin Dubsky and Heidi Acampora and artist Yvanna Greene. The talk, chaired by Anne Mullee, examines plastic pollution in the marine environment, the ingestion of plastic by marine creatures and reveals evolutionary new marine species washed up on the coast of Ireland.
Thursday 22 March 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1, Studio 4
Petra Berntsson, Casting Invisible Lines, talk and screening
Casting Invisible Lines is a research project using video, sound and writing. It is an inquiry into both the connectivity of the sea and the barrier that the ocean skin presents. Petra Berntsson has invited artists around the world, living or working by the sea, to film short clips exploring their own relationship with the sea surface. Artist and writer Colin Glen has written an essay in response to the footage and sound artist Jane Pitt has created the soundtrack, based on hydrophone recordings from the North Sea. On March 22nd, Petra, Colin and Jane will present their collaboration, in a screening and talk chaired by Dr. Susan Steele, Chair of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority.
Wednesday 11 April 2018, 7pm
Venue: RUA RED, Belgard Square North, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Jung-A Han, Voice:목소리:Moksoli
Voice:목소리:Moksoli is a live fifteen minute performance, and accompanying audio installation, exploring aspects of dual identity. This work, devised by Jung-A Han, draws directly upon the lived experience of migration, using written language, dance and sound to explore the feeling of inhabiting a hybrid of cultures in everyday life. On Wednesday 11 April, Jung-A Han and Yoon-Kyung Chung will execute a live performance in RUA RED gallery. The performance will be interspersed with audio recordings, composed from collected interviews with members of various communities, reflecting upon on their own perceptions and experiences of representing different identities. Elements from the performance, including the edited audio, will be exhibited in the gallery of RUA RED from Wednesday 11 April until Friday 13 April 2018. This event is part of Forum at RUA RED, a cultural diversity research project commissioned by South Dublin County Arts Office, Rua Red and Civic Theatre, curated by Anthony Haughey and Zoe O’Reilly. Further information is available here.
Friday 27 April 2018, 12-8pm, with performances starting at 6pm
Venue: The Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin
Guest Appearance: A group exhibition featuring Sophie Behal, Vanessa Donoso López & Benjamin Stafford, Isadora Epstein, Maeve Lynch, Eoghan McIntyre and Rosie O’Reilly.
The ideal guest obscures the flaws of the host and there is no host more flawed than an artist. Hospitality manifests in the interplay of artwork, artist and audience, operating at the threshold between nature and artifice. Comprised of performances, sound installations and sculptures, Guest Appearance invokes matters of authorship, the transitional properties of objects, and the transformative quality of sound. Hospitality demands both the adherence to regulations and the acceptance of responsibility. It is simultaneously welcoming and hostile. The Museum Building at Trinity College Dublin offers a charged site for Guest Appearance. The exhibition explores the contradictions of hospitality, in which the guest-host relationship contains the potential for productive antagonism. Limited capacity for performances starting at 6pm.
Please book your free ticket here
Please note that, unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the building.