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Recall

 

An Installation by Patricia McKenna

 

This mixed media installation is a visual response to the art space in Cavan town hall including a structure by Shane Carroll.

The work uses Neon light, shadow, trees to create an atmospheric space.

It is a further development on the piece ….. and the world goes on …. Which was shown in Palazzo Mora, European Cultural Centre, Venice, as a collateral show of the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017, this was also in conjunction with some other members of Sculpture Network a German based sculptors collective.

The work reflects on how the world keeps turning, stories are told, forgotten, remembered, lost, found, retold, ignored. Our own private and personal narratives shaping our lives and public narratives shaping the cultural imagination and identity.

The piece is essentially a space to take time to pause and absorb the visual atmosphere.

 

Patricia McKenna:

 

Patricia Mc Kenna works in multi-media and installation. Her work includes the installations “The Grey House” and “Soil” which were part of the series Marking the Land. Her work is generally process and time based and deals with concerns of how Place is contested and constructed.

She has exhibited in Ireland, USA, England and Europe. She has received Arts Council Awards and Travel Grants. Her recent work includes:

  • ‘…and the world goes on..’ in Personal Structures: Open Borders, GAA Foundation and European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Moro, 57th Venice Biennale (2017)
  • “Mittlandsskogens Mitt” Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden in collaboration with Helle Kvamme (2017).
  • coExistence, palazzo Mora, European Cultural Centre, Venice , part of Time Space Existence, Venice 2021 , Architectural Biennial.

 

She has participated in Residencies including the Artists Work Programme at IMMA (1997), Art Boundaries Unlimited, Tallahassee, Florida USA (2004), The Rockefeller Foundation Residence Award, Bellagio, Italy (2002).

Her work has been documented and referenced in several publications including two volumes of Art and Architecture of Ireland, Sculpture, Twentieth Century by Royal Irish Academy 2015, Sculpture Magazine (USA), Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art in Post — Traumatic Culture, Griselda Pollock 2013.

She has also been a nominee for the IMMA / Glen Dimplex award.

 

Please note, whilst booking is not required covid-19 guidelines will be followed therefore there may be some wait time to access the exhibition.

 

 

Time: 5pm - 9:30pm

Genres: Visual Art

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Townhall Street, Cavan Town

Website: http://www.cavanarts.ie/Default.aspx?StructureID_str=1

Phone: 049 4380494

No Booking Required

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Don’t Anticipate the Ending

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Don’t Anticipate the Ending is a collaboration across archives, dance and music created by academic researcher Zosia Kuczyńska, choreographer Jessie Keenan and composer Robbie Blake.

The core of this three-year project is an artistic response to the literary archives of playwright Brian Friel. Initiated by Kuczyńska’s research, this has led to an extended exploration with dance artists, vocalists and designers resulting in two films and a digital exhibition.

Directed by Keenan and Blake, these films were shot and edited by filmmaker Steve O’Connor. Curated by Kuczyńska, the digital exhibition is co-produced with and hosted by the Museum of Literature Ireland, and is due to be launched winter 2021.

 

Running The Ending (graphic score) 

Directed by Robbie Blake

This is a film about exhaustion, self-expression and joyousness.

Five performers give their everything in a relentless performance that asks the question: can the body express something words cannot?

Blake’s score uses a graphic notation to represent three tasks (run, reset, and dance) which are freely interpreted. This visual notation references a distinctive, gestural graphics (marks, lines, crossings out, inks) that Friel used in his playwriting process, as revealed in his archives.

Bringing the musical into the physical, this film invites us to not just listen to the sound, but to the body as well.

 

 

So What Is Surfacing (trio) 

Directed by Jessie Keenan

Moving between the individual interior world of the performer and their collective exterior world, this film looks at the process of expressing a moment in time through body and voice, as spoken text dissolves and disappears.

Set in the stunning surrounds of the Museum of Literature Ireland, three dancers – Lucia Kickham, Marion Cronin, and Sarah Ryan – embody detailed and expansive movements, bringing new textures and sensations to the spaces they inhabit.

The choreography is held by a vocal score and sound design composed by Robbie Blake and performed by Michelle O’Rourke and Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy.

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Irish Research Council, Cavan Arts and Dublin City Council. Co-produced by the Museum of Literature Ireland, Smock Alley Theatre and Tonnta. Research supported by Dance Ireland, Humanities Institute (University College Dublin), the National Library of Ireland and the Brian Friel Estate.

 

These films will be screened at Townhall Cavan in conjunction with Happy Birthday  (approximately 30 minutes)

 

 

Time: 5pm - 5.30pm

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Time: 9pm - 9:30pm

Genres: Dance / Film

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Townhall Street, Cavan Town

Website: http://www.cavanarts.ie/Default.aspx?StructureID_str=1

Phone: 049 4380494

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Happy Birthday

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A drama short film set in a world where the arts are no longer allowed to be celebrated. When a couple’s young daughter’s birthday comes around, she is about to discover what celebrating a birthday used to feel like.

Written and Directed by Tracy Martin ( Sister This, Dublin Will Show You How ) and Produced by Eleanor Bell (Follywood, Very Slightly Included).

Starring Irish Theatre Award winner Aoibheann McCann ( A Streetcar Named Desire, The Playboy of the Western World, Vikings) Conor O’Riordan ( Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Annie McCann in her screen debut.

Cinematography by Stephen Flynn, Production Design by Caroline Hill, Sound mixing by Anthony Egan and Hair & Make-up by Wai-Har Healy. Post Production editing by IFTA award winner, Cara Holmes.

Happy Birthday is a short film which was filmed in October 2020 by Award winning production company, Red Bear Productions. The film is supported by Cavan County Council and Louth County Council.

For updates about the film and future productions can be found  here

 

This film will be screened at Townhall Cavan in conjunction with Don’t Anticipate The Ending (approximately 30minutes)

 

Time: 5pm - 5.30pm

Time: 6pm - 6.30pm

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Time: 8pm - 8.30pm

Time: 9pm - 9:30pm

Genres: Film

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Townhall Street, Cavan Town

Website: http://www.cavanarts.ie/Default.aspx?StructureID_str=1

Phone: 049 4380494

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