Strike the Air presents…
Avant / July 2014 / Music / Performance / Sound

Strike the Air presents…

Thursday 24th July. 8pm. The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel St, Shandon, Cork. €5. Strike the Air presents Clang Sayne & James O Sullivan with special guest, Karen Power, and a delicious vegetarian meal! Formed in London in 2008 by songwriter and musician, Laura Hyland, Clang Sayne draws on a wide range of influences from sound improvisation to folksong to jazz … Continue reading

SoundEye Poetry Festival
Avant / July 2014 / Performance / Poetry / Sound

SoundEye Poetry Festival

July 11th-13th at The Guest House, Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork. Free.       SoundEye, Ireland’s pre-eminent festival of innovative poetry, is now in its 18th year. Every summer, the festival brings an array of experimental, avant-garde and modernist poets to Cork and 2014 is no exception. This year’s SoundEye, generously supported by Cork City Council, UCC School of English, … Continue reading

Self-made: An exhibition of live performance
Avant / July 2014 / Performance

Self-made: An exhibition of live performance

26 July 2014. From 2pm. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. Free.   Curated by Unit 1 (Ciara McKeon & Dominic Thorpe) Self-made is an exhibition of live performance focusing on physicality, looking at the body as form sculpted through daily life practices. The artists Anne Seagrave, Fergus Byrne and Debbie Guinnane will each perform amongst Greco-Roman sculpture casts made circa 1816 by Canova from originals in the … Continue reading

automaton/grunt/academia
Avant / July 2014 / Performance / talk / Visual Arts

automaton/grunt/academia

July 16th,1pm, Tactic Auditorium. Free Artists Máire O’ Mahony and Cassandra Eustace present new work as a performative lecture. (An open enquiry and live dissemination of the conceptual/propositional versus the tacit/situated/embodied epistemological position in contemporary art practice and pedagogy.) “ If you start by assuming a radical difference in kind between the higher and lower … Continue reading

Modular synthesiser workshop with Box Emissions Systems
Avant / July 2014 / Performance / Sound / talk

Modular synthesiser workshop with Box Emissions Systems

July 25th, The Guesthouse. 8.30pm. Free. This workshop will give a background to modular synthesis as a form of experimental music technology; looking at the likes of Buchla and Serge modular systems, as well as today’s development of DIY synth building communities, where PCB designs are shared and customised worldwide. This workshop will demonstrate the … Continue reading

EFS @ The Guesthouse Double Bill
Avant / Film / July 2014 / Performance

EFS @ The Guesthouse Double Bill

July 17th, The Guesthouse. 7.30pm. Free The Cork premiere of two films shot last year involving members of Experimental Film Society in which The Guesthouse is one of the main locations. Tangled And Far (Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain, 2013, 12 mins) This video is the most recent in the ongoing collaboration between Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain. … Continue reading