We Only Want the Earth Artist Talks

We Only Want the Earth: Artist Talks | Chris Hinojosa & Áine O’Hara

We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

Join us for our first artist talk of the programme with our artists in residence Chris Hinojosa and Áine O’Hara. Both artists will present their practice to date and talk about the work they intend to make over the coming months.

When & Where?
Wed 22nd Jan 2020
7pm – 9pm

A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Upper Dorset Street
D07 E81
(Google Maps Link)

Kameha-Mija! Chris Hinojosa (2019) Video, 3.39 minutes

Chris Hinojosa

Chris Hinojosa’s practice concerns the stage as an opportunity for the suspension of disbelief, the reclamation of space, and fantasy as mechanisms for shifting power dynamics. Recently she has been working primarily with her experience as a Latinx Trans woman, exploring modes of normalizing public conversation around trauma, specifically as it relates to trans identity. Working in photography, vocal performance and audio production, Chris uses the ‘stage’ (sometimes a public site) to allow the body to become greater than it is in isolation, shifting everyday dynamics to allow fantasy to become a personal reality.

Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases worldwide of trans persons. Chris’ home state of Texas in the US makes up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color. During her residency, Chris will create a performance installation informed by the Catholic heritage of her family and the current epidemic of trans death in society. The work will aim to draw comparisons between mythic religious iconography and the real, tangible bodies of those whom we have lost in the trans community, creating a fantasy realm which builds new mythologies from the very real experiences of trans women.

www.christopherhinojosa.net
Instagram: @kameha_mija
Email: Chinojosa.studio@gmail.com

GAA MAAD, co-written by Áine O’Hara and Vickey Curtis. Documentation from Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 performance. Image Credit: Simon Lazewski

Áine O’Hara

Áine O’Hara is a multidisciplinary artist, theatre maker and designer. Áine has presented work at Dublin Fringe Festival; Dublin Live Art Festival; Live Collision International Festival; Smock Alley: Scene and Heard festival of new work; Westival: Westport Music and Arts Festival; Theatre Machine at Project Arts Centre; participant in the Abbey Begins New Writing programme 2019. Further recent awards/recognitions include: Outburst Queer Fringe Award 2019, Oileán Artist in Residence 2019, DUETS programme Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, Ps2 residency Belfast 2019, World of Co Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria 2019 and DIVA Award Electric Picnic 2017. Áine has also worked in art departments for film and tv including ‘Red Rock’ currently on Virgin Media One and upcoming Irish feature film ‘Broken Law’ by Paddy Slattery.Education: graduate of IADT, Dun Laoghaire and The Lir, Trinity College Dublin

Calling in Sick is a body of work about disability, productivity and what it means to be a useful member of society. Áine has several chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia which as of now is not recognised as a disability in Ireland. They are developing a body of work based on their and other chronic illness sufferers’ experiences of our health service in Ireland. She is interested in who is believed when they say they are in pain and is investigating whether or not disabled people can ever be equal under a capitalist society. Calling in Sick explores healthcare utopias, gameshows where the prize is treatment, and whether political protest and artistic actions can actually change the law in this country.

www.aineohara.com
Instagram: @misc.aine
Twitter: @miscaine
Email: aineoharaart@gmail.com

Futher Information

Chris Hinojosa >> https://a4sounds.org/chris-hinojosa/
Áine O’Hara >> https://a4sounds.org/aine-ohara/
We Only Want the Earth Programme >> https://a4sounds.org/we-only-want-the-earth/

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Áine O'Hara

A4 Sounds in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin Central Housing Action and consulting artist Kerry Guinan are delighted to announce the recipient of We Only Want the Earth’s first project award for 2020!

Áine O’Hara

Áine O’Hara is a multidisciplinary artist, theatre maker and designer and graduate of IADT, Dun Laoghaire and The Lir, Trinity College Dublin.

www.aineohara.com
Instagram: @misc.aine
Twitter: @miscaine
Email: aineoharaart@gmail.com

Artist Bio

Áine has presented work at Dublin Fringe Festival; Dublin Live Art Festival; Live Collision International Festival; Smock Alley: Scene and Heard festival of new work; Westival: Westport Music and Arts Festival; Theatre Machine at Project Arts Centre; participant in the Abbey Begins New Writing programme 2019. Further recent awards/recognitions include: Outburst Queer Fringe Award 2019, Oileán Artist in Residence 2019, DUETS programme Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, Ps2 residency Belfast 2019, World of Co Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria 2019 and DIVA Award Electric Picnic 2017. Áine has also worked in art departments for film and tv including ‘Red Rock’ currently on Virgin Media One and upcoming Irish feature film ‘Broken Law’ by Paddy Slattery.

Mayo for Sam, residency documentation, Ps2 Gallery, 2019

A4 Sounds Residency: Calling in Sick

Calling in Sick is a body of work about disability, productivity and what it means to be a useful member of society. Áine has several chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia which as of now is not recognised as a disability in Ireland. They are developing a body of work based on their and other chronic illness sufferers’ experiences of our health service in Ireland. She is interested in who is believed when they say they are in pain and is investigating whether or not disabled people can ever be equal under a capitalist society. Calling in Sick explores healthcare utopias, gameshows where the prize is treatment, and whether political protest and artistic actions can actually change the law in this country.

The Birthday Party, Performance Series, 2017

Upcoming:

Artist Talk : Wed 22nd Jan | 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition : 18th June – 8th July 2020

Further Information:
Further information about Áine O’Hara can be found here.
Further information about our We Only Want the Earth Programme can be found here.

Support Us!

By becoming a Friend of We Only Want the Earth you will help us realise our programme to its fullest potential by enabling us to facilitate more engaging and accessible art experiences for communities we work with and help us develop our programme for many years to come. Click here to donate!



Open Call: We Only Want the Earth 2020 Project Award 1

OPEN CALL: WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH PROJECT AWARD 1

We are absolutely delighted to announce our second award for our 2020 programme We Only Want the Earth!

A4 Sounds in partnership with Firestation Artists’ Studio and Dublin Central Housing Action invite applications from artists who are experiencing or have previously experienced homelessness – this could be any form of homelessness including living in emergency accommodation, living in hostels, sleeping rough, as well as sofa-surfing – for a six-month project award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The award will run from January to June 2020. The award opportunity aims to support an artist or group of artists based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 7th November 2019

ABOUT WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable social change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

More information about our programme here.

ABOUT THE AWARD

A central aim of the We Only Want the Earth programme is to give material support and a platform to artists who are often silenced, or who are spoken about rather than listened to. As part of meeting this aim, this 6-month supported project award will support an artist or group of artists who are experiencing or who have previously experienced homelesness to a develop and exhibit a body of work, and will provide the selected artist or group of artists with an opportunity to make contacts and identify resources that might help them to further develop their artistic practice.

Please note that the artist(s) are free to work on any topic of their choosing; there is no requirement that the work deal with issues of homelessness.

For more information about the award and how to apply please visit the project award page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding Award 2020.

Does this sound like something you would love to support?

By donating to our programme you will enable us to facilitate more engaging art experiences for the communities we are working with and help us develop our programme for many years to come.
Donate here!

Announcing We Only Want the Earth 2020

Announcing We Only Want the Earth 2020

We are absolutely delighted to announce our 2020 artistic programme ‘We Only Want the Earth’ in partnership with Create, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI), Migrant and Ethic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ), and Dublin Central Housing Action (DCHA).

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable societal change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that we have until 2030 to overhaul society in order to mitigate some of the worst effects of climate change. Whether or not we heed this warning, broad social changes will accelerate over the coming decade. If these changes are to lead to a just society, it is essential that voices that are often ignored, or whose very existence is treated as debatable, are instead prioritised. The arts play a fundamental role in supporting or challenging cultural hegemony, and therefore have a moral obligation to attend to voices that have been silenced.

During 2020 we will facilitate a programme of socially-engaged arts activities under the theme We Only Want the Earth. The programme is intended as a broad conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

To find out more please visit We Only Want the Earth information page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding 2020.

Does this sound like something you would love to support?

By donating to our programme you will enable us to facilitate more engaging art experiences for the communities we are working with and help us develop our programme for many years to come.
Donate here!

ALT DELETE

Alt-Delete is a series of workshops and talks designed to enable the curious and creative with the means to expose hidden networks in our digital world.

Taking the Exposing the Invisible Kit developed by Tactical Tech as a starting point, this series of exploratory workshops hopes to galvanize participants into probing the corporate, techno-political infrastructures around them and encourage reflection on our relationship with the same.

Using practical skills and techniques alongside various creative approaches that draw from areas including adversarial design, media archaeology and hacktivism, participants will be encouraged, and supported, to initiate and develop their own investigations.

Over the next few months, Alt-Delete will be running these workshops with the intention of hosting a public event in Spring 2020 which will show the outcomes of participants research and practice.

All disciplines and technical levels are welcome – from visual art to essays and from zero tech experience to too much experience.

When:
Tuesday 7pm – 9pm
27th Aug & 3rd Sept
(further workshops dates will be confirmed with participants)  

Cost:
€35
To cover the cost of venue hire for the duration of the workshop series.

To bring along:
Participants will also need their own laptops, enthusiasm and commitment.

To Apply:
As places are limited we ask you to send a brief email with some details about your background, and why you are interested in participating to alt-delete@riseup.net

Location:
A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 7

Further information: alt-delete@riseup.net

Who We Are:

Paul O’ Neill is a media artist and researcher based in Dublin, Ireland. His practice and interests relate to tactical media, media archaeology and remix culture. This discourse is reflected in his academic background; he holds a BA in International Relations, an MSc in Multimedia and an MA in Art in the Digital World.

Paul is currently completeing a PhD which focuses on digital artistic practices that critically react to the current era of surveillance capitalism.

Robert Collins is an artist and creative technician based in Dublin and international locations. His work explores the inherent noise and saturation of information in contemporary society, through speculative objects and software. He holds an MSc in Interactive Media, where he explored the creation of spaces for adversarial discussion and common ground.

He has also facilitated artworks in a variety of media for new media and bio-artists, including Carsten Höller and Oron Catts, and produces artscience exhibitions across the world on behalf of Science Gallery International.

1 Personal Workspace Available at A4 Sounds

1 Personal Workspace Available at A4 Sounds

We have one personal workspace available at our studios. Total cost of membership is €175 per month. Applications are open until Thurs 8th Aug.

At this time we are seeking applications from fine artists only.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

The successful applicant will be chosen based on their portfolio and artist activities including participation in exhibitions and recent projects.

We also have a small number of regular studio membership available from €75 per month. For more information about our studio, facilties and resources please read this post: Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

To apply please fill out our application form here!

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds Artist Studios

The Blue Room, with Print Area, Electronics Area, Paint and Shared Studio Area.

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

A4 Sounds is a interdisciplinary studio space and will suit artists of all sorts that enjoy working in a shared environment and need access to a wide range of facilities over the duration of their projects. Our member artists work in a wide range of disciplines including, paint, print, textiles, activism, socially engaged art, film, documentary, animation, illustration, sculpture, woodwrk, metal work, performance, new media and more. If you are looking for more than just a desk in a room get in touch here!

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The A4 Workshop with shared materials, tools & equipment for members.
Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

Apply for membership!

We are currently looking for fine artists working in a range of disciplines including (but not limited to) sculpture, print, photography and textiles.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

To apply please fill out our application form here!

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Shared Studio 2. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

Our Waiting Lists:

To keep a balance of activity at the studio, we pause applications from certain disciplines when there is a high number of artists working in these areas. When spaces free up we will get in contact with those on our waiting list first.

If you work in one of these areas, please feel free to fill in our application form and we can add you to the list.

Disciplines paused: Animation, Filmmaking

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The A4 Library Room & The Forgotten Zine Archive. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.
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The A4 Yard, with Bike Storage, Mezzaine and Members Garden.
For eating: The Soup Box, The Pie Box, The Cocktail Wall!!

What you get!

Our memberships are modular starting at €75 per month, with the option of adding a storage locker (€10-€60 pm) or a personal workspace (€100-€130 pm).

Regular Membership includes:

General
– 24/7 access
– WiFi and bills
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor garden with mezzaine & bike storage
– Member discounts for workshops, courses, events, gallery hire and more
– Profile page on our website

Shared
– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Free Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared studio spaces (4 shared studios)
– Access to all facilities
– Access to shared equipment & materials

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The A4 Darkroom. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

Facilities

– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Print & Screen-printing (Lino/Block Printing Table, Printing Press, 4 Colour Carousel)
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Textiles
– Audio-Visual Equipment
– Reduced rental fees to our Event Space for rehearsals & exhibitions
– Option to rent a personal workspace short term for the creation of larger works or exhibition preparation*

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Textiles & Project Room, Shared Studio 3. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.
A4 Artist Talk, Kate McElroy, 2017. Photo: Eimhin McNamara.

Professional Development & Training

– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free Workshop Training
Free or Reduced fees on public workshops & courses
Regular Artist Talks and group discussion
– Regular exhibitions and events
– Collaboration opportunities with a wide range of artists
– Opportunities to host own workshops and discussion groups or to join those hosted by our members
– Ongoing support from the A4 Team
– Online studio group to share ideas, ask for help and stay in touch with our members.

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Studio 1, Private Workspaces. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.
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Studio 2, Private Workspaces. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.
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Large Lockers (€20-€30pm). Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

Additional Costs
– Locker rental, various sizes €10 – €60 per month
– Personal Workspace €100 – €130
– 40% discount on gallery & event space hire

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Exhibition, Dr. Nadia Kelbova by Justyna Kielbowicz, 2017. Photo: Kate-Bowe O’Brien.

More information here!

Applications can be made here!

How to find us!

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Meet Your Candidates: a local elections hustings event.

With the 2019 Local Elections just a couple of weeks away, we invite you to meet with candidates, ask them any questions you may have about their campaigns and policies, and have a chance to discuss issues that you feel are important in the area.


The team from Dublin Inquirer will be there to present a brief overview of their recent Citizen’s Agenda initiative.


A4 Sounds studios lies just on the cusp of the Cabra-Glasnevin local electoral area, nearly bordering with the North Inner City ward. We’ve invited candidates from both electoral areas to participate.


Each candidate will briefly present their vision, followed by a Q&A, and there’ll also be opportunity before and after for attendees to meet and mingle with candidates face-to-face, and bring up any issues they’d like to see addressed in person.

The list of candidates confirmed so far is as follows:

We’ll update this list as and when we receive any further confirmation. Many thanks to the candidates for taking the time to take part.


Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments will be served.


Doors 7:30pm

Free admission

Directions: https://a4sounds.org/find-us/

C A H O O T S : A 4 \ w / S A M P L E

C A H O O T S : A 4 \ w / S A M P L E

20th – 27th Mar 2019 | A4 Sounds at Sample-Studios

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C A H O O T S : A 4 \ w / S A M P L E is the second in a series of collaborations between A4 Sounds and Artists Studios here in Ireland and further afield.

C A H O O T S : A 4 \ w / S A M P L E features work by 14 of A4 Sounds’ member artists.


The Artists
Aoife Balfe
Evelyn Broderick
Claudine Chen
Siobhan Clancy
James Delaney
Sarah Devereux
Roisin McGannon
Jess McKinney
Kate Bowe O’Brien
Lucy Peters
Frank Prendergast
Caoimhe Reynolds
Megan Scott
Yohann Walter


Exhibtion Opening
Wednesday 20th March 2019
7pm – 9pm
Drinks Reception

General Opening Hours
Thurs – Wed : 12pm – 4:30pm

Location
TACTIC
The Crypt at St. Luke’s,
O’Mahony’s Avenue Entrance,
St. Luke’s Cross,
Cork City
Google Maps

Facebook Event Page

Full information on each of our participating artists and their work can be found here!



Opening Night | C A H O O T S : S A M P L E \ w / A 4

Opening Night | C A H O O T S : S A M P L E \ w / A 4

31st Jan – 10th | Sample-Studios at the A4 Gallery

C A H O O T S : S A M P L E \ w / A 4 is the first in a series of collaborations between A4 Sounds and Artists Studios here in Ireland and further afield.

C A H O O T S : S A M P L E \ w / A 4 features work by 13 member artists from Sample-Studios, Cork.

Sample-Studios is one of Irelands leading artist-led spaces with over 40 member artists. TACTIC is the artist-led visual arts programme of Sample-Studios. With their focus on creating a dialogue and a process of collaboration across disciplines they aim to highlight artists and curators who demonsatrate high levels of resolution, investigation and critical thinking in their practice whilst also facilitatiing the enjoyment and participation in contemporary art for its audiences.

The Artists

Sarah Jayne Booth
Nora Buttimer
Edith Cosgrave
Pat Donlon
Tommy Feehan
Joseph Hefferman
Kathryn Kelly
John Ketch
Kevin Mooney
Kim-Ling Morris
Anna O’Riordan
Alison O’Shea
Catriona Osborne

General Opening Hours

Mon – Fri : 12pm – 6pm
Sat: 1pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 4pm

Photo Credit: Alec Moore
Email: alecpmoore@gmail.com
www.alecmoore.net
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