SPOOKY BEORE x A4 SOUNDS
9TH – 13TH DEC 2022 | A4 Sounds Gallery
Have you had a paranormal experience in rental, other or non owned accommodation? Have you been affected by ghostly phenomena while on a weekend getaway to an air bnb in Dingle? Is there an unexplained, but entirely palpable, air of dread hanging over you every waking minute in the place that you are living? Are you unsure whether this dark mood is a supernatural presence or related to the black-mold you recently discovered growing in your shower? Do you have a feeling of always being watched while you sleep – could this be a ghost, or is it because your bed is in a shared kitchen? You are not alone.
Spooky Beore would like to invite you to take part in Ghost House – an ongoing multi-medium participatory arts project which taps into the traditions of oral folklore to record and explore haunting both as a supernatural experience and, as a tangible, rational reaction to the commodification of our most basic human need for shelter, warmth, security and belonging. They will host two days of story recording and information collecting, inviting interested folks to bring objects, materials and items relating to paranormal experiences in living situations in order to manifest a physical ghost house in the gallery.
CONJURE THE GAFF
FRI 9TH DEC
Spooky Beore will be collecting audio recordings of stories of accommodation and rental horrors for the day. Come and share your spooky tale!
Info and booking below!
MANIFEST THE GAFF
Spooky Beore will continue to collecting audio recordings in the morning.
Join Spooky Beore and the HiVis Witches for two hours of hard graft and magical construction.
Do you have a sound that accurately captures your feelings on the commodification of housing?
Info and booking below!
SUN 11TH-TUES 13TH
1:00pm – 6pm | Ghost House Visit
Structurally and magically stable, the fully manifested ghost house will be open to come visit for the afternoon.
Drop in anytime!
Spooky Beore are a pair of art hags whose performance work involves the creation of social spaces through performance, play, radio making and acts of ritual magic. Spooky Beore is a collaborative project of artist, creative producer and performer Niamh Beirne and artist, writer and filmmaker Helen Flanagan. Since forming in 2015, Spooky Beore have made over 20 live shows and performances (since last count) including works presented at festivals like Dublin Fringe Festival and International Literary Festival Dublin and Dublin Digital Radio. A Spooky Beore social event employs improvised theatre, video, sound, games and audience participation and acts as an for the exchange of stories, dialogues and experiences. Their work seeks to close gaps between performer and audience by emphasizing the cathartic power of playful exchange.
A4 SOUNDS | WOWTE & THE COMMON THREAD
The Common Thread forms part of our WOWTE Programme. It is a series of experiments and happenings that serve as an ongoing public discussion, drawing out shared themes and engaging audiences in an ongoing conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?
Read More: a4sounds.org/wowte
A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’ Parade
Upper Dorset Street
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Events will take place in our gallery which is on the ground floor and accessible.
Bathrooms are on the first floor and accessed by 22 steps. There is no lift so they will be inaccessible to folks who use a wheelchair & folks who have other movement impairments.
Further access information below.
Full document cn be accessed here:
You can book into each activity below.
If you need help or have any questions you can email Linda@a4sounds.org
BOOK YOUR SESSION
FRI 9TH | 10AM – 6PM
SAT 10TH DEC | 10AM – 1PM
Spooky Beore will be collecting audio recordings of stories of accommodation and rental horrors for the day.
Come and share your spooky tale!
There are six story recording slots throughout the day between 10am-6pm.
Up to two friends or guests are welcome to join you. Heck – you can bring your landlord too.*
*Absolutely do not do this, this is a landlord free space.
SAT 9TH DEC | 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Join Spooky Beore and the HiVis Witches for two hours of hard graft and *magical construction. This event will be a workshop in which participants will work together to build a ghost house out of found materials and donated mementos. Do you have a haunted memento from a deranged living situation? A choice item of ugly mass produced “landlord art,” or DIY materials from that surprise house “inspection” when you to panic fix a wall you illegally affixed some personal affects to in a misguided attempt to make the living room you share with six other people feel like home?
*Spell Safe Pass course included at start of workshop
**We invite you to donate it (temporarily or permanently) and take part in the build.
** Workshop participants welcome even if you don’t have an item and just want to take part
SAT 10TH DEC | 5PM – 6:30PM
Do you have an item or object from your living situation that makes an unpleasant sound, do you have a voice message or recorded audio exchange from a landlord, or maybe you would just like to commit a ghostly wail, that accurately captures your feelings on the commodification of housing into a microphone for as long as your breath will hold out. This might be the audio workshop for you!
SUN 11TH -TUE 13TH DEC | 1PM – 6PM
No Booking Required
Structurally and magically *stable, the fully manifested ghost house will be open to come visit for the afternoon. Drop in, behold the horrors with your eyes and turn your ears to the ghastly sounds contained within – also tea, biscuits and chats. We hope it’s not too scary..
*for a limited time only
Full Accessibility Document:
You can access our full accessibility information via this link:
General Accessibility Information:
This event will take place in our gallery which is wheelchair accessible.
The gallery is approx a 5m walk from the front door.
There is a garden with a covered area and benchesl adjacent to the gallery for breaks if are needed.
Event Specific Information:
Story Audio Recording: There will be comfortble chairs and cushions available for you. Sessions are 45 mins in duration and you can take breaks if you need to. There will be no loud noise or lights.
Manifest A Ghost House: There will be comfortable chairs available to rest when needed. You can participate in this workshop through converation only if using tools or materials is difficult for you. There will be noise generated in the workshop which may include banginng sounds.
Audio/Sound Workshop: There will be comfortble chairs and cushions available for you. This workshop will involve playing and making loud noises.
Our bathrooms are gender-neutral.
Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
They are located on the first floor via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) so may be inaccessible for people with other movement impairments.
There are three cubicles.
If you have specific needs that are not included in this information please get in touch and we will work with you to ensure you are comfortable on your visit. You can email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Vis Witches:
Heather Gray, Megan Scott & Sara Serpilli
A4 Curatorial Team
Niamh Beirne | Production
Lisa Crowne | Production
Andrew Edgar | Production
Helen Flanagan | Production
Cathy Flynn | Digital Media & Promotion
We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020-2022.
We Only Want the Earth 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? You can find out more information about our programme here.
If you support what we do please consider donating 1 hour of your monthly wage to We Only Want the Earth.
Your support will enable is to realise our programme to its fullest potential by enabling us to pay fair wages, facilitate more engaging and accessible art experiences and help us develop our programme for many years to come.