Nasty Women Dublin, Pallas Projects

I have work in Nasty Women at Pallas Projects tonight on a data card called Cassavetes, put together by Mariah Black. The card also features works by Mary Kelleher, Molly Hennigan, Patricia Mc Inerney & Mariah Black. The card is an edition of 8, all proceeds go to Repeal Campaign.

4 to 12 August 2017 | Opening: 3 August, 6pm
Pallas Projects, 115 – 117, The Coombe, Dublin 8

Nasty Women Dublin

Opening Night: Thursday August 3rd 2017 6pm

Telephones Nasty Women Special: Saturday August 5th

Continues: Friday 4th – Saturday 12th August 2017 12–6pm  (excluding 6th +7th)

Nasty Women Dublin is taking place in Pallas Projects, Dublin from August 3rd-12th 2017. Originally a project by curators Jessamyn Fiore, Roxanne Jackson and Angel Bellaran hosted in the Knockdown Centre, New York it has spread to over 40 fundraising exhibitions worldwide.

“Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organisations defending these rights and to be a platform for organisation and resistance.” Nasty Women Exhibition

Nasty Women Dublin will be fundraising exhibition that celebrates the strength and diversity of art by female artists in Ireland, and which acts to promote the cause of women's rights, in particular reproductive rights and The Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment.

All works are kindly donated by our artists and will be for sale for less than €100 with proceeds going to Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment & Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Our curatorial panel:
Sheena Barrett, Mariah Black, Helen Carey, Mary Cremin, Jessamyn Fiore, Siobhan Geoghegan, Gillian Lawler, Alice Maher, Loitering Theatre & Kathy Tynan

Artists include:
Aoife Dunne, Mona Atkinson, Anne Maree Barry, Aideen Barry, Aida Bangoura, Margaret O’Brien, Sarah Browne, Catherine Barron, Jade Butler, Catherine Barragry, Rachel Burke, Amanda Coogan, Nuala Clarke, Aimée Chan, Avril Coroon, Siobhan Clancy, Pauline Cummins, Susan Connolly, Maud Cotter, Margaret O’Connor, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty, Aislinn Delaney, Margaretta D’Arcy, Isadora Epstein, Millie Egan, Sara French, Marie Farrington, Aoife Giles, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Sara Greavu, Orla Goodwin, Amy Higgins, Leah Hilliard, Léann Herlihy, Roisin Hackett, Katie Holten, Erica Van Horn, Dragana Jurisic, Wendy Judge, Jesse Jones, Barbara Knezevic, Ali Kirby, Sandy Kennedy, Breda Lynch, Katharine Lamb, Gillian Lawler, Kathryn Maguire, Susan MacWilliam, Siobhan McGibbon, Sibyl Montague, Janet Mullarney, Chloë Nagle, Emer O'Boyle, Deirdre O'Mahony, Seoidin O'Sullivan, Katie O'Grady, Mandy O Neill, Aisling O'Beirn, Sadbh O'Brien, Helen O'Leary, Rachael Rose O'Leary, Laragh Pittman, Aine Philips, Jennifer Smith, Vicky Smith, Sonia Shiel, Polina Shapkina, Ciara Scanlan, Celine Sheridan, Gráinne Tynan, Ann Quinn, Ruby Wallis, Chanelle Walshe, Eve Woods, Amy Walsh, Isabella Walsh & more to be announced!


Thursday 3rd: Opening Event 6–9pm, performance 6.30pm.

Saturday 5th: Nasty Women Telephones Special: Tickets

Tuesday 8th: FINDING CREATIVITY workshop with Catherine Barron (16+)

Saturday 12th: 'A glove is a gift' performance, Léann Herlihy 3pm

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slips, speaks 17 - 26 May, London


MA in Art & Process CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland at 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London

slips, speaks
17 – 26 May 2017

Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, Max Le Cain
Curated by Padraig Spillane
Accompanying text by Sarah Hayden, Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century American Literature and Culture at the University of Southampton.

Opening Reception with a reading by Sarah Hayden
Tues 16 May, 6:30 – 8:30pm

To mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of what has become the EU, 12 Star Gallery is organizing a season of exhibitions that features students from Europe’s leading art schools.

slips, speaks features four 2017 graduates from the MA in Art & Process at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, Ireland. This exhibition explores shifting influences within our contemporary times. It contemplates our present flux with works by Jackie Burke, which give back to us digitally disseminated and mass-consumed images of power, through paint on board. In searching from the present to the past, Cat Gambel’s clay and photographic works interrogate how to represent forgotten individuals from family archives. These works do not provoke reaction but reflection. They want us to take notice of what is hidden in plain sight and for examination to bring understanding and reconciliation.

Vicky Langan and Max Le Cain, working singularly and collaboratively, seek to bring our attention to the passing moments within in our lives. Langan ask us to listen to the sounds of a roof being taken down to be reconstructed, to immerse ourselves in an intimate reorientating of place. Le Cain, with both moving image and stills, creates ambiguous filmic moments disclosing alternatives that reside in every moment. In this respect, the works presented in slips, speaks look beyond the binaries we are fed by seeking ways to connect with others and to ground ourselves beyond the obvious.

Pádraig Spillane is an artist and exhibition-maker based in Cork, Ireland. His work has been exhibited in Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; Treignac Projet, France; and CCA Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He has curated exhibitions featuring Viviane Sassen, Dara McGrath, Tom Climent, Miriam O’Connor, Zhang Kechun, and Mariela Sancari. Spillane is a 2012 graduate from the MA in Art & Process at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design.

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a vibrant multi-campus College, which has been providing education in the arts for over 200 years. Crawford graduates are among Ireland’s top artists, designers, media designers and communicators, art therapists and art educationalists.

12 Star Gallery, Europe House,
32 Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3EU

10 am – 6pm, Monday – Friday
For private views please contact
+44 (0) 20 7973 1992

end-of-year music list 2016

Feels way too early for this, I know. Tied up with college etc for the rest of the month so getting it out of the way now! Hope it helps someone find some new sounds... Thanks to Mark Harwood, Graham Lambkin and Dylan Nyoukis for keeping us fed.

"As I became older and more aware of things... This infinite stream of sound became my life and my music all at once. ...This I came to understand was music that belonged to everyone..."

- Alvin Curran, May 2016


✧・゚: *✧・゚:* My 10 favourite releases of 2016: *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

1) Porest - modern journal of popular savagery
2) The Teleporters - songs of our sceptred isle
3) Philip Corner - through mysterious exotic barricades: asian & african
4) Graham Lambkin - community
5) Glorias Navales - cofradia nautica
6) Mark Vernon - lend an ear, leave a word
7) Jacques Brodier - xhos de villemahu
8) Korea Undok Group - s/t (penultimate press compilation)
9) Papal Bull - In Is In, An Is An, Nrmeegecy Is Emergency, Uyo Is You, Cna Is Can, Siht Is Shit, On Is On, Polihs Is Polish, Tiancvdseetas Is
10) Blood Stereo/Hair & Treasure - split

.・゜゜・ Reissues: ・゜゜・.

Skin Crime - case studies in early taxidermy techniques
Intersystems - free psychedelic poster inside
Henning Christiansen - op.50: requiem of art (aus "celtic") fluxorum organum II
Alvin Curran - natural history
Selten Gehörte Musik- streichquartett 558171 (romenthalquartett)
Étant Donnés ‎ - royaume / aimant + aimant
Aaron Dilloway/Bill Nace - band
Vidéo-Aventures - camera (in focus) camera (al riparo)
Kay Hoffman - floret silva
Egisto Macchi - il deserto / pittura contemporanea / pittura moderna n.1 & 2
Dennis Oppenheim - theme for a major hit
Raymond Boni, Jean-Marc Foussat, Joe McPhee - the paris concert
Harry Bertoia - sonambient (complete collection)

*+:。.。 Non-reissues: 。.。:+*

Philip Corner - om entering. and once entered
Graham Lambkin - souvenir songs
Derek Baron - crooked dances
Matthew Hopkins - blue-lit half breath
Księżyc - rabbit eclipse
Giovanni Fontana - epigenetic poetry 1968 - 2014
Aaron Dilloway & Dylan Nyoukis - dropout elements
Jackie Stewart & Karen Constance - untitled
Blood Lewiis - pentecostal gymnast trapped in lime jello
Dylan Nyoukis - night chat for clavin
Wax Magnetic/Id M Theft Able - split
Orchid Spangiafora & Heart Of Glue - calm down
Dan Melchior - seaslime
Dan Melchior - home of the blues
Moon - diseasing rock who
Ob - bab
The Gerogerigegege - moenai hai
Marc Baron - un salon au fond d’un lac
Usurper with Alex Drool, Maya Dunietz, Eran Sachs and Ilan Volkov - s/t
Bren't Lewiis Ensemble - harvester of eyes / occupy infantry / cavoli riscaldati / casino sordide
Leif Elggren - das baank
Valerio Tricoli - vixit
Eddy Detroit - shock-a-lock-a-lickum
Eddy Detroit - black crow gazebo
Accident Du Travail - tres precieux sang
Af Ursin - classement vertical
Mosquitoes - s/t 7" 
Rick Potts - prunella vulgaris
Christian Mirande - thracian summer
William Burroughs - curse go back
Michael Prior - afternoons in january
Birgé, Gorgé ‎– avant toute
Áine O'Dwyer - locusts
Áine O'Dwyer - gegenschein
Declan Synnott - assistance is futile
Gavin Prior - clusters

Film Panic presents EFS & Trailers in Porto

A programme of EFS shorts followed by Rouzbeh Rashidi's feature Trailers will play @ Maus Hábitos – Espaço de Intervenção Cultural, Porto on Wednesday 16th November 2016. These screenings have been programmed by FILM PANIC (Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais) in association with Shortcutz Porto, all screenings will take place at Maus Hábitos in Porto, Portugal.

More info

Pitpony (2014) By Jason Marsh / 3:30 Minutes /  U.K
Sumpf (2015) By Jann Clavadetscher/ 6 Minutes /  Switzerland-Ireland
Funnel Web Family (2013) By Michael Higgins / 13 Minutes / Ireland
Cut To The Chase (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / 11 Minutes / Ireland
Clandestine (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 15 Minutes / Estonia-Ireland
Brine Twice Daily (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan / 20 Minutes / Ireland

Gare St Lazare Ireland mentorship 2016-2017

Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, Gare St Lazare Ireland

Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, Gare St Lazare Ireland

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is an Irish theatre company with a repertory of 17 Beckett titles, as well as a solo adaptation of Moby Dick and new plays by Michael Harding and Will Eno. Gare St Lazare Ireland are currently Artists in Residence at Everyman supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council Arts Office and UCC. As part of their residency Gare St Lazare are offering mentorships to four Cork-based professional artists.  These mentorships will focus on both the creative and production ends of theatre-making and touring.

I am delighted to have been awarded one of these mentorships and am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with and learn from Gare St Lazare Ireland over the course of 2016 - 2017. They are a theatre company I have long admired. Many thanks to the Everyman Theatre, the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council Arts Office and UCC. 

She felt, as she felt so often with Murphy, spattered with words that went dead as soon as they sounded; each word obliterated, before it had time to make sense, by the word that came next; so that in the end she did not know what had been said. It was like difficult music heard for the first time.
— Samuel Beckett, Murphy
Gary Lydon (Estragon) and Conor Lovett (Vladimir) in the Gare St Lazare Players Ireland production of Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

Gary Lydon (Estragon) and Conor Lovett (Vladimir) in the Gare St Lazare Players Ireland production of Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is Ireland's most travelled theatre company and has a reputation for artistic excellence. The collaborative output of joint artistic directors Judy Hegarty Lovett (director) and Conor Lovett (actor) has earned an international reputation for entirely accessible and faithful renditions of Beckett's prose. The company have represented Irish culture in more venues worldwide than any other Irish theatre company. In all they have performed at over 60 venues in Ireland and at a further 80 worldwide on six continents.

The company's repertory includes 2013's Waiting For Godot and Here All Night and the solo performances, Title and Deed by Will Eno, Moby Dick adapted by Lovett/Hegarty Lovett, The Good Thief by Conor McPherson, Swallow by Michael Harding and over 18 Samuel Beckett titles including the prose pieces: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Lessness, Worstward Ho, Texts for Nothing, Enough, First Love, The End & The Calmative and the plays Waiting For Godot, Rockaby, A Piece of Monologue and all seven of Beckett's radio plays.

In 2006 the company produced new versions of Beckett's 7 radio plays in association with RTE (Ireland's state broadcaster) for The Beckett Centenary Festival. In 2009 Lovett and Hegarty Lovett adapted Moby Dick as a solo performance which toured to 28 theatres in Ireland and has also accepted invitations to National Theatre of Bulgaria, California International Theatre Festival, Rubicon Theatre (Ventura), New Haven International Festival of Art & Ideas and London Literature Festival at The South Bank Centre.

In 2014 the company toured Title and Deed to Edinburgh Festival (winning The Stage Award for Acting Excellence), and First Love to The Arcola Theatre London (Nominated for Best Direction and Best Male Performance in the Off West End Awards) and Waiting For Godot toured to Shanghai, China (Shanghai International Drama Festival Award). In 2015 Title and Deed toured to London and Waiting For Godot toured to New York along with The End and Here All Night.

TRAILERS in Cork Film Festival 2016

Poster by Pouya Ahmadi

Poster by Pouya Ahmadi

Trailers premiere at the Cork Film Festival.

Sunday November 13th 2016, 20:15

Triskel Christchurch cinema.


Rashidi's ongoing exploration into the nature of cinema sees a group of characters adrift in space, each locked into their own sexual rituals while a cataclysm of universal proportions unfolds. This visionary spectacle uses multiple formats and visual textures in weaving an erotic anti-narrative suspended in its own space and time. This screening will be followed by a Q+A with the director.

Book your ticket HERE

Tusk 2016

 Vicky Langan, Tusk Festival at Sage Gatehead 2016

Photo by Max Le Cain.

Thanks to Lee and all at Tusk for a great festival.

Tusk 2016

You may remember Vicky Langan as part of that great Meitheal performance at TUSK 2012 or witnessed her numerous interactions with those in the orbits of Penultimate Press or Schimpfluch or with filmmaker Maximillian Le Cain. Defining Vicky is tricky because her art takes her in many directions, from a duo with Aaron Dilloway to Sacred Harp singing, raw folk music and sometimes unsettling performance art. At TUSK this year she’ll give a series of brief performances for small audiences in a small room at Sage. We don’t know yet what to expect but, as The Wire put it, “Irish artist Vicky Langan has gained a reputation for raw and intense performances that are as likely to leave audiences feeling deeply unsettled as profoundly moved. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate physical theatre loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion.”

Vicky will perform 3 sets for audiences of 10 at a time in a small space at Sage. The performances will be at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm on the Saturday – please contact us at to book your place.

Mean Time, live broadcast on Lyric fm

Mean Time live broadcast on RTE Lyric fm

Up until the 1st of October 1916 Ireland was on Dublin Mean Time which was 25 minutes and 21 seconds behind Greenwich Mean Time. On that day when England put its clock back by an hour for Winter, Ireland put its clock back by 35 minutes and ended the historic time difference between the two countries. Mean Time is a collaborative art project inspired by this event and particularly by Countess Markievicz's opposition to what she saw as one more piece of colonial oppression; the imposition of a foreign time on what should have been a sovereign people. The project brought ten professional female sound artists from Ireland and abroad to the historical location of Richmond Barracks in Dublin city, where 77 women were remanded after their involvement in the 1916 Rising. They performed a unique improvisation based on especially commissioned pieces on the theme of these lost 25 minutes for the anniversary of the abolition of Dublin Mean Time. The event combined contemporary music, performance art, radio art and electroacoustic composition, 'clawing back' time lost and imagining many possible future Irelands. The programme was broadcast live on Nova on 2nd October 2016. The participating artists were Daria Baiocchi, Fiona Hallinan, La Cosa Preziosa, Vicky Langan, Úna Lee, Olivia Louvel, Jenn Kirby, Claudia Molitor, Gráinne Mulvey and Rachel Ní Chuinn.

Mean Time rehearsals :: Richmond Barracks :: Oct 2016 photo Michael O'Kane

Mean Time rehearsals :: Richmond Barracks :: Oct 2016 photo Michael O'Kane

Enclave Review

Daniel Fitzpatrick and Alice Butler on ‘Collectivism: Screening the Collective’ in latest Enclave Review

Daniel Fitzpatrick and Alice Butler on ‘Collectivism: Screening the Collective’ in latest Enclave Review

The Invisible Art: A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016

New Island is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of The Invisible Art – A Century of Music in Ireland, 1916–2016 this coming September 2016.

Edited by Irish Times music critic Michael Dervan and produced in conjunction with Composing the IslandThe Invisible Art is published in association with RTÉ and Bord na Móna. With pieces commissioned from an array of expert writers covering this key period in Irish musical composition, this lavishly illustrated book will bring to life this unique art form in Ireland across the last century.

For the first time, The Invisible Art examines the work of Irish composers from before the founding of the Irish state right up to the twenty-first century. From valiant pioneers struggling against the tide to confident, highly individual twenty-first-century voices, it also highlights the difficulties musical creators faced in securing a clearly defined place in wider Irish society.

The Invisible Art brings to life the music of a nation: from Rhoda Coghill’s cantata Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, written on the grounds of Trinity College during Ireland’s Civil War ‘with, just around the corner, bullets and grenades flying’, to Gerald Barry’s irreverent operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, ‘the first great comic opera of the twenty-first century’. The views of the composers themselves are coupled with contributions by leading interpreters and experts to make for a rich narrative in this lavishly illustrated homage to an underappreciated art.

The Invisible Art is a work of outstanding artistic and cultural merit that will appeal to anyone seriously interested in the music of our time, and is a must-have on any music lover’s bookshelf.

Experimental Film Society at Glass Eye Cine Club, Belfast

A programme of  Experimental Film Society will play @ Glass Eye Cine Club will play at Glass Eye Cine Club on Friday 9th September 2016 – 7pm / Suggested Donation £5 / BYO.

Glass Eye Cine Club, Belfast Barge, Lanyon Quay, Laganside, Belfast. (BT1)

This programme gives an overview of EFS concerns and aesthetics.

1_Sumpf (2015) By Jann Clavadetscher/ 6 Minutes / Switzerland-Ireland
2_Lung (2014) By Jason Marsh / 4 Minutes / U.K
3_Heaven’s Hole (2016) By Michael Higgins / 6 Minutes / Ireland
4_Clandestine (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 15 Minutes / Estonia-Ireland
5_The Curse of Johnny Kline (2D) (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / 12 Minutes / Ireland
6_Homo Sapiens Project: Fragment (2015) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / 11 Minutes / Ireland
7_Brine Twice Daily (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan / 20 Minutes / Ireland

Total Running Time: 74mins

Anne Gillis and Vicky Langan, Cafe OTO, London


First ever London show for legendary French visual artist, composer and performer, Anne Gillis, presenting her new piece, Psaoarhtelle. Created in April this year at the Kid Ailack Art Hall in Tokyo, Psaoarhtelle is a new performance for “pleated membranes, frictions of air, shade and thrown shadows”.

Anne Gillis has dedicated a wide part of her work – plastic and sound – to curves, volutes, roundnesses, undulations, rolling-ups, and rotations, as for example in her Zophrétasthaperformance for wheelchair.

Psaoarhtelle is a new variation for roundings; intimist, strange and familiar at the same time. Gillis explores the circular friction of the ambient air; the curves there bruissantes of auspicious signs, the sound roundnesses of projected shadows through their materials, and many other processes.

“This is dense and detailed work, ripe with ancient dreams, bodily functions, darkness, secrets, and beautiful seclusion, resulting in an intricate and introverted moire of modular synth pulses woven with cut-up tecniques and voice manipulation.” – Soundohm on ‘Archives Box 1983-2005’


Irish artist Vicky Langan will DJ. Mysterious fragments, textural soundings.

“Through her solo work as Wölflinge, Irish artist Vicky Langan has gained a reputation for raw and intense performances that are as likely to leave audiences feeling deeply unsettled as profoundly moved. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate physical theatre loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion. With a focus on the sounds of the body and its functions, involving contact-miked skin, amplified breath and live electronic manipulation, Langan’s work sits between sound and performance art.” – Daniel Spicer, The Wire magazine

Vicky Langan's vulnerable, emotionally charged performances envelop audiences in an often troublingly intense aura of dark intimacy. In opening herself emotionally, she creates warm yet discomforting rituals that at once embrace the viewers and remain resolutely private, exploring the limits of what can be shared between people and what must remain mysterious. Her performance practice operates across several often overlapping fields, chiefly performance, sound, and film.