by David Bolger, Owen Boss, Louise Lowe.
CoisCéim in collaboration with ANU.
BEYOND THESE ROOMS | a living archive art installation in a residency that features film screenings, live performances and a symposium.
Co-commissioned by 14-18NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, BEYOND THESE ROOMS will complete our major four-year artistic collaboration with ANU.
It is a visual art installation resulting from the live performance work that brings together artefacts, documents, imagery and video to propel audiences into the tragic events of Dublin’s North King Street in 1916, five days into the Easter Rising, where 15 civilian men were killed in house-to-house raids by British soldiers. Through witness testimonies from two key government enquiries, one in Ireland and one in the UK, BEYOND THESE ROOMS is a living archive project that will encourage people to touch, see, hear, smell and feel the tragedy through a highly focussed lens of the present day.
The residency will also feature a series of special events to contextualise how the past is propelled into the present and explore truth and the impact of time on conflicted histories.
FILM SCREENINGS: 24 / 26 / 27 JANUARY 2019
Three special screenings of the FALLING OUT OF STANDING films by David Bolger, Owen Boss and Louise Lowe with the opportunity to “Meet the Director” before and after the screening cycle.
SYMPOSIUM: THURSDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2019
Curated by Lynnette Moran.
A one-day discursive event featuring contributions by David Bolger, Owen Boss and Louise Lowe and guest speakers who will examine the intersection between art and history through a series of keynotes and critical reflections with live performances from Jonathan Mitchell, Emma O’Kane and Mathew Williamson. Key themes include:
- Why remember: what place has history in the modern contemporary art space – object, materials and presentation across art form and culture.
- What art can do for you: who are we making art for and what are the artistic processes, contexts and commissioning propositions that make that happen.
- Where do we go from here: how do we disseminate ephemeral and time-based work with a view to future audiences, readership and legacy.
SYMPOSIUM TICKETS: now on sale. Click here for more information: theserooms.ie/
BEYOND THESE ROOMS is of 14-18 NOW’s ambitious arts programme connecting people with the First World War and generously supported by Culture Ireland, it began as part of ART: 2016, the Arts Council of Ireland’s programme as part of Ireland 2016.
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