THE MARKET/ Centre Culturel Irlandais/ Paris

January 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

 
CCI Invitation (cover)

CCI Invitation (cover)


…what people don’t understand… is that what happens in the market is pivotal to their lives… not on the periphery, but slap, bang, in the middle…
(from telephone conversation with Trader (name withheld), Dealing Room, Investment Bank, London, February 2013)


Mark Curran’s challenging new project THE MARKET sets out to make visible – literally and metaphorically – the sphere where our futures are speculated upon. His multi-media installation includes photographs, films, transcripts of interviews and a soundscape that investigate the functioning of the global stock and commodity markets. From Dublin to London, Frankfurt and Addis Abeba, the artist concentrates on the experience of individuals working within a supremely complex system. 
In the installation at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, the relationship between the individual and the abstract algorithmic systems of the market is heightened through a sound piece designed by Ken Curran that permeates the gallery space, which is generated from algorithms identifying the words market or markets from public speeches given by the French Minister of Finance, Pierre Moscovici.

Opening of events will be made by 
Rory Montgomery, Irish Ambassador to France 
Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Director of Centre Culturel Irlandais
 
Centre Culturel Irlandais 
5, rue des Irlandais 

75005 – Paris 


January 30 – March 2
 
Opening Thursday, January 30 at 6.30pm

Opening times of the exhibitions:

2pm – 6pm Tuesday to Saturday

(Late opening Wednesday until 8pm)

12.30pm – 2.30pm Sunday


Full programme contextualising the exhibition on the opening weekend includes panel discussion with David McWilliams (Writer & Economist), Alfred M’Sichili (Philosopher & Political Economist), Helen Carey, Mark Uzan (Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee) and Mark Curran, an evening with the organisers of ‘Kilkenomics’.
 
In addition there will be a special screening on Saturday, February 1st at 5.00pm of the documentary, Skin in the Game, directed by Donald Taylor Black, (Filmmaker and Head of Department of Film & Media, IADT) addressing the response of artists in Ireland to the 2007 economic collapse.
 
Algorithms and soundscape design: Ken Curran.
The full programme is available here
 
This project was generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland & the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
It was presented in Ireland at Gallery of Photography, Belfast Exposed and Limerick City Gallery of Art as part of a nationwide artistic project in 2013, curated by Helen Carey (director of Limerick City Gallery of Art), to mark the centenary of the 1913 industrial conflict known as the Dublin Lockout.

The installation and events in Paris are supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland.
 
Preview of show in Paris by Actual Colours May Vary can be found here.

The Theatre of Memory (Symposium), Abbey Theatre, Dublin

January 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Unlocking the myths of our past to understand the present.

(image courtesy of the Abbey Theatre)

(image courtesy of the Abbey Theatre)

The symposium takes place at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin January 16-18, 2014

In this time of historical centenaries, Ireland’s national theatre presents a three-day symposium to debate the role of theatre in commemoration. Leading Irish playwrights, actors, directors and academics will come together to discuss the role of memory in making theatre and the challenges of commemorating historical events. This symposium will be a major event in Irish theatre and is an essential occasion for theatre enthusiasts and the general public. Symposium speakers:

President Michael D. Higgins

Tom Clonan
Peter Crawley
Catriona Crowe
Mark Curran
Mairead Delaney
Roddy Doyle
Colin Dunne
Grace Dyas
Lisa Farrelly
Jimmy Fay
Gerard Mannix Flynn
Stacey Gregg
Wayne Jordan
Richard Kearney (The Charles Seelig Professor in Philosophy, Boston College)
Declan Kiberd (Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, Notre Dame University)
Thomas Kilroy
Dr. Cathy Leeney (Lecturer in Drama Studies, University College Dublin)
Conor Linehan
Patrick Lonergan (Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway)
Louise Lowe
Patrick Mason
Dr. Fearghal McGarry (Lecturer in History and Anthropology, Queens University)
Frank McGuinness (Professor of Creative Writing, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin)
Eleanor Methven
Carl O’Brien
Emer O’Kelly
Fintan O’Toole
Dr. Rebecca Pelan
Dr. Emilie Pine (Lecturer in Modern Drama and Irish Studies, University College Dublin)
Stephen Rea
Declan Smyth
Prof. Kevin Whelan (Director, Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre, Dublin)

Symposium Committee:

Fiach MacConghail (Director of the Abbey Theatre)
Aideen Howard (Literary Director of the Abbey Theatre)
Kelly Phelan (Convenor)

Full programme is available here.

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