Avant Archive


Fri 6th July      ‘Aloha, Namaste, So Much Love’ Carla Burns -Basement Project Space

ALOHA, NAMASTE, SO MUCH LOVE is an exhibition of new work by Carla Burns made while on residency at the National Sculpture Factory from January to March 2012. The presented work is part of an ongoing study by Burns into problems of belief, representation, and the search for meaning. How do we come to know what is real and how do we communicate and strengthen that reality? Burns approaches this problem by appropriating artifacts of self-help and spiritual culture to consider how our emotional life bleeds into our intellectual life as we long for coherent systems of meaning-making. Presented by National Sculpture Factory and Basement Project Space. 6pm

Donough Mc Namara ‘General Butt Naked’ at The Black Mariah , Triskel Arts Centre.
Runs until July 29

The maid in Manhattan Love Story is really a princess, a nerd becomes a cheerleader.

In many cultures it is believed that stepping outside of what is expected gives you supernatural strength. The Self can be seen as a simulation. It is a dimensional form which is animated and coloured with the feelings, attitudes and values of external influence. There is a superabundance of possibilities for its formation and can be negated by role shifts into a non-objective space.

6th-7th July      The Films Of Jean Rollin  -Triskel Arts Centre

On 6-7 July, Triskel Christchurch hosts a special season showcasing the finest cinematic works of Jean Rollin (1938-2010). A filmmaker revered by fantasy and horror enthusiasts for his hauntingly surreal, dreamlike and outrageous imagery. The season includes screenings of Fascination, Les Demoniaques, Le Frisson Des Vampires, La Vampire Nue, Le Viol Du Vampire, a special (free) screening of a video interview between Rollin and film scholar Dr. Patricia MacCormack and more. There is a special season ticket for the price of €26 (this includes membership). Regular cinema prices apply for single performance tickets. See Avant blog or Triskel website for full schedule.

Fri 6th July     Andy Votel DJ set – Gulpd Café

On 6-7 July, Triskel Christchurch hosts a special season showcasing the finest cinematic works of Jean Rollin (1938-2010). As part of this series, Andy Votel, co-founder of Finders Keepers Records (who have issued soundtracks from Jean Rollin’s films), will perform a DJ set in the Gulpd Café from 10pm. He will also introduce the screening of Fascination on the 6th of July at 8:30pm.

Sat 7th July         Knifeloop at the Roundy

KnifeLoop – jestem potforum

A loop monster is fed by the vibrations of objects via contact microphones and a coil microphone to amplify electro-magnetic fields. http://lifeloop.org/    Also:  The Mersk Collective  & Ellen King   9pm

 Sun 8th July        Persistencies of Sadness & Still Days – The Guesthouse
Persistencies of Sadness & Still Days, the new four hour feature film by two of Ireland’s most uncompromising experimental filmmakers, Maximilian Le Cain and Rouzbeh Rashidi, will have its premiere at The Guesthouse as part of the July 8th Sunday Lunch event. Structured in two sections or ‘takes’ of two hours each, this dream-like, experimental project offers two complementary explorations of cinematic form that skirt around possible narratives, ducking through a series of fluctuating audio-visual categories and intensities. From 3pm.

 Sun 8th July   Chris Watson -The Guesthouse

The Guesthouse is delighted to welcome Chris Watson to give a talk entitled A Journey South. Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. For example. the unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic example of, in Watson’s words, putting a microphone where you can’t put your ears.
As space is limited please RSVP the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com to book a space.
9pm  €5

Mon 9th July    Langan/ Le Cain  -DIRT -The Black Mariah 

For over two years, sound/performance artist Vicky Langan (Wölflinge) and experimental filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain have been working intensively together in a unique creative audio-visual partnership. This is built on the strikingly fitting match between Langan’s magnetic, often troublingly intense presence as a performer and Le Cain’s distinctively jarring, disruptive visual rhythms. The Black Mariah will showcase their collaboration through film, performance and video. Two of their more recent videos, Dirt (a Cork premiere) and Lullaby, will be projected. This will be followed by a special presentation of Le Cain’s Super-8/audio tape piece The End of The Universe as Red which will be extended and enriched by a once-off live Wölflinge performance. 10.30PM

Wed 11th July     ‘in the same breath’ : An evening of live art curated by Ciara McKeon  -Camden Palace Hotel
On July 11th 6-9pm, Camden Palace Hotel will host In The Same Breath, a live performance show which will bring together five performance artists who originate from Belfast, Cork, Galway and Dublin.  Colm Clarke, Ciara McKeon, Debbie Guinnane, Fergus Byrne and Tonya McMullen will all work in one space making durational performance during this unique and exciting three hour live event.

 Thurs  12th July    Enclave Review present Simon Jarvis -The Crawford Art Gallery

Enclave Review, in conjunction with The Crawford Art Gallery, is delighted to be able to host Simon Jarvis talking on ‘The ineliminable absolute :materialism and metaphysics in Adorno’, an introduction to the work of German critical theorist Theodor W. Adorno (1903 – 1969).
Professor Simon Jarvis, poet, critic and scholar, author of Adorno: a Critical Introduction (1998) and Wordsworth’s Philosophic Song (2007), lectures in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.  The talk will take place at The Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork City at 7pm.

Thurs 12th July      Stephen Vitiello -Dowsing LP Launch and Skype Concert

Dowsing, the new vinyl long player from New York based electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello is released on Farpoint Recordings. Vitiello transforms incidental atmospheric noises into mesmerising soundscapes that alter our perception of the surrounding environment. There will be a special Skype concert featuring an improvised performance by Stephen Vitiello, Mick O’Shea, Danny McCarthy, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly

Vinyl LP in an edition of 250 hand numbered copies available now from www.farpointrecordings.com

 13th-15th July      SoundEye Poetry Festival: The Guesthouse
SoundEye Poetry Festival is Ireland’s leading festival for innovative poetics. Attracting some of the most exciting poets working today, the festival will feature readings from twelve national and international writers ranging from debut performances to established figures. This year the festival will run for three days and will include readings by: Trevor Joyce, Simon Jarvis, Sarah Hayden, Peter Manson, Lisa Jeschke, Peter Hughes, Swantje Lichtenstein, Augustus Young, Mike Wallace-Hadrill, Sean Bonney, Rachel Warriner and Randolph Healy. Made possible by the generous support of the Cork City Council, The School of English UCC, The CACSSS UCC and The Guesthouse.

See Avant or SoundEye blog for full schedule.

Friday 13th July    SAFE -’Crop’ album launch -Plugd Records

Crop is a live recording of Safe’s first foray into ecstatic improvised noise, chanelling Mahavishnu Orchestra and Ground Zero. A forty minute rise, featuring members of Rest, Wölflinge, Ten past seven and United Bible Studies, that adds layer upon layer until it can only dissolve. This concert will see the second incarnation of Safe’s ‘big band’. The evening’s line up includes: SAFE (big band), First Blood Part II, Strawk
Plugd Records at the Triskel Arts Centre – 8pm to 10pm

Fri 13th July    Des Amis DJ -Gulpd Café

La Société des Amis du Crime will be spinning out-sounds and weirdness from 10pm on.

 Sunday 15th July    Club Zorro! -The Roundy

Experimental & improv music night.


Monday 4th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION: Terry Blake & Nevan La Hart @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Socio-Fi @ Basement Project Space Launch (exhibition)

Tuesday 5th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION  @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Socio-Fi @Basement Project Space (exhibition)

Foma and Fontanelles launch upstairs @ The Phoenix Bar (poetry)

Wednesday 6th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION  @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Socio-Fi @Basement Project Space (exhibition)

Thursday 7th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Socio-Fi @Basement Project Space (exhibition)

Friday 8th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

The Thin Line Between Documentary and Film’, Art in the Making @ The Guesthouse (film / discussion / food)

Saturday 9th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Strange Attractor @ The Crawford Art Gallery (sound / performance)

‘The Thin Line Between Documentary and Film’, Art in the Making @ The Guesthouse (film / discussion / food)

Black Sun 2nd Anniversary @ Gulp’d / Plug’d (film / sound)

Sunday 10th July

Sunday Lunch @ The Guesthouse (music / food)

Vicky Langan and Max Le Cain film programme @ The Guesthouse (film)

Monday 11th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Three Medium Length Films by Rouzbeh Rashidi @ The Guesthouse (film)

Tuesday 12th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Innovation in Irish Poetry Conference @ Room 212, O’Rahilly Building, UCC (poetry, education)

Unlistenable Music Night @ An Realt Dearg (music)

Wednesday 13th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Soundeye tribute to Patrick Galvin @ triskel (poetry)

Thursday 14th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

hOurs @ Ground Floor Gallery, Elysian (exhibition)

SoundEye: Lloyd / Joyce / Tuma @ Triskel (poetry)

SoundEye: Loose / James / Sweeney @ Triskel (poetry)

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

Black sun at SoundEye @ Triskel (tickets  €5 – available from http://www.triskelartcentre.ie 021 4272022) (sound, poetry, performance)

Friday 15th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

hOurs @ Ground Floor Gallery, Elysian (exhibition)

SoundEye: Morris / Walton / Willey @ Triskel (poetry)

SoundEye: Cheek / Healy / Mac Cormack @ Triskel (poetry)

SoundEye: Cous Cous Programmed Open Mic night @ Cork County Cricket Club (poetry)

Saturday 16th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

hOurs @ Ground Floor Gallery, Elysian (exhibition)

SoundEye: Pattison / Walton / Warriner @ Triskel (poetry)

SoundEye: Cummins / Katko / Weiss @ Triskel (poetry)

SoundEye: Manson / McCaffery / Notley @ Triskel (poetry)

Sunday 17th July

hOurs @ Ground Floor Gallery, Elysian (exhibition)

SoundEye: Gaynor / McCarthy / Squires @ Triskel (poetry)

Monday 18th July

A 2 BIT PART-TIME AMATEUR PRODUCTION @ Black Mariah (exhibition)

hOurs exhibition @ Ground Floor Gallery, Elysian (exhibition)

Danny McCarthy Soundwalk start @ The National Sculpture Factory (sound)


Friday 9th

Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh 6.30pm: SoundEye Launch and first distribution of ER arts review (Carla Bertola, Alberto Vitacchio, Judy Kravis)

Saturday 10th

Art in the Making – conference with students from Limerick and Cork Schools of Art (Camden Palace Hotel, Camden Quay – opposite Opera House)

Event at the Space Gallery, 7 South Mall: Limerick’s Chris Boland, Sarah Bolger, Clive Moloney and Stephen Neary, collectively known as Faber Studios.

Sunday 11th

Glucksman Gallery: as part of Mixtapes show, presentation using footage from Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil and Mika Tajima’a Holding Your Breath (Taking the Long Way)

Monday 12th

Glucksman Gallery (River Room): Symbolic Order, a free public conference on modernist studies (papers on Duchamp, Rauschenberg, Twombly, Prynne, etc.)

Tuesday 13th

One hour of organ music in Cork city-centre (St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Paul Street). Vision de l’Eglise Eternelle by Olivier Messiaen, etc. Played by Michael Quinn, organist at Donnybrook Parish Church, Dublin

The Guesthouse, Chapel Street, Shandon: Cork film-making showcase, with documenatry by Rossa Mullin Artaud on Aran, and seven recent videos by Maximilian Le Cain

Wednesday 14th

Camden Palace Hotel, Camden Quay: SoundEye reading (Scully, Beaulieu, Gaynor, Joyce)

National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road: drinks reception, talk and screenings (10pm) with Abigail Child (in association with the Cork Film Centre)

Thursday 15th

Camden Palace Hotel: SoundEye reading (Goode, Sutherland)

Camden Palace Hotel: SoundEye reading (Child, O’Loughlin, Harris)

SoundEye Cabaret (this year at the Camden Palace Hotel)

Friday 16th

Guesthouse: SoundEye Default session (Crangle, Raha, Liron)

Camden Palace Hotel: SoundEye Reading (McGuckian, Healy, Lichtenstein)

Cork County Cricket Grounds (Mardyke): SoundEye’s Couscous (closed mike) with Mairéad Byrne

Saturday 17th

Camden Palace Hotel: SoundEye Reading (Hall, Squires, Davidson)

Sonic Vigil (programme posted main page)

Camden Palace Hotel: SoundEye Reading (Sikelanos, Day, DuPlessis, Brown)

Sunday 18th

Camden Palace Hotel: SoundEye Reading (Goodby, Byrne)

SoundEye Lunch at the Guesthouse

Black Sun (programme and venue to come)


Friday 3rd: Opening of exhibition by artist and curator Joe Nix, ‘Brain washed in a good way’. Couch Gallery, 85 North Main Street (second floor)

Saturday 4th: Soundcast 4×4 – David Stalling, Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea. Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Emmet Place

Performance by Alex Conway, ‘Would for the Twee’. The Black Mariah, over Plugd Records, Washington Street.

Launch Party. Counihan’s Bar (upstairs), next to the GPO. With DJs Decay Jargon and Animaux. Organised by Edel and Liam of Cork Contemporary Projects.

Sunday 5th: Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork Lower Grounds. Final Day of ‘Grin and Bear It’ exhibition, with performance by Catherine Harty and unveiling of winner of joke competition.

Monday 6th: Cork Film Centre presents Cianoramic Profanations, an evening of Spanish avant-garde film, Firkin Crane

Tuesday 7th: National Sculpture Factory’s ‘Films in the Mezz’. The Guest House, Chapel Street, Shandon

Wednesday 8th: SoundEye reading: Mairéad Byrne, Seán Bonney, Keith Tuma. Firkin Crane, Shandon

Thursday 9th: Ed Krcma presents 24/7. River Room, Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork Lower Grounds

SoundEye Reading: James Cummins, Frances Kruk, Keston Sutherland. Firkin Crane, Shandon.

SoundEye Cabaret: The Other Place, Paradise Place (behind St. Augustine’s Church, Washington Street)

Friday 10th: SoundEye Reading: Swantje Lichtenstein, Kevin Perryman, Stephen Rodefer, Michael Smith. The Guest House, Chapel Street, Shandon

SoundEye Reading: Jerome Rothenberg, Christine Wertheim, Geoffrey Squires. Firkin Crane, Shandon

Exhibition at The Black Mariah, Washington Street (above Plugd Records). Curated by Seán Lynch, Tom Fitzgerald / Gazaparadiso

Couscous @ Meade’s. Mairéad Byrne presents poetry and performance. Meade’s Wine Bar (upstairs), Oliver Plunkett Street, east end.

Saturday 11th: SoundEye Reading: Default Magazine presents Jim Goar, Marcus Slease, David Toms. Firkin Crane, Shandon

Sonic Vigil 4. Mersk, Francis Heery, Anthony Kelly / David Stalling, Angus Carlyle, The Quiet Club / David Godfrey, Female Orphan Asylum, Roland Etzin, Safe, Suspicion Breeds Confidence, Oliver Nijs, Tony Langois. With SoundEye embassy 5pm (Jaap Blonk, Christine Wertheim, Jerome Rothenberg). St. Finbarre’s Cathedral

SoundEye Reading: Peter Manson, Maggie O’Sullivan, Tom Raworth. Eason’s Hill Community Centre, by the North Cathedral

Sunday 12th: SoundEye Reading: Thomas McCarthy, Mark Mallon, Luke Roberts. Firkin Crane, Shandon

SoundEye Reading:Billy Mills, Martin Corless Smith, Catherine Walsh. The Guest House, Chapel Street, Shandon. Followed by Sunday Lunch at the Guest House.


2 thoughts on “Avant Archive

  1. Can I say, “Hot damn!”? Am especially excited by J. Rothenberg. Dude is an internat’l treasure (poet, anthologist-beyond-compare, translator & ethnopoetics scholar)…right ON, y’all!

    “If you can’t beat em: Poem.”

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