HAPPY NEW LEAP YEAR: THE PARTY
Sat 29th Feb | 7pm – 11pm
Curated by gender.RIP
Time is fake, and the future is ours.
Join us on Saturday as we throw a New Leap Year party to remember, to celebrate the conclusion of our We Only Want The Earth Launch Series. Throughout the series the programme collaborators and a host of guest artists have been examining the present, imaging the future, and exploring how we leap from now to then. At our New Leap Year party, we invite you to leave the past behind and step into that brand new world, rebuilt and reimagined.
The night will be hosted by gender.RIP, a collective of trans artists who will bring you excellent performers and a fabulous night. Dress to impress in your tackiest New-Years glitter gaff party extravaganza outfits, and help us celebrate the amazing work done by all the artists involved over the last few weeks. Happy New Leap Year.
Chris Hinojosa (She/Her)
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. Chris is the recipient of A4 Sounds’ We Only Want the Earth Residency Award 1.
Rainbow Osumare (She/Her They/Them)
Rainbow is a spoken word and performance artist, witch, crocheter, seamstresses and slut, lover of mermaids and soul soulmates with the sea.
Karen Miano (They/Them)
Karen Miano is an interdisciplinary creative. The following piece is an archival soundscape following Black Queer lives in Dublin & the history of Ireland’s relationship to race.
MJ Stokes (They/Them)
After discovering that Sue Perkins had limited use for a stunt double, MJ Stokes looked back on two decades and change of being laughed at and decided to take control of the narrative. They are a regular at The Comedy Cellar Dublin and Comedy Gold, and debuted their solo show, ‘Bottled Up’, in Waterford this July. MJ is the host of the podcast ‘They Did What Now,’ resident MC at The Nerd Herd, and you can join both of their followers on Twitter @taoiseachotrash. Alternately witty, dark, and surreal, MJ has been delighting audiences all over Ireland by poking fun at death, pointing out the absurdities of mental illness, and sharing some very strong opinions on barnyard fowl.
Sat 29th Feb 2020
7pm – 11pm
This event is free but booking is required.
Places are limited to 50 persons.
This event is free, however if you earn a living wage or above, we would ask you to purchase a ticket to help us cover the wages of cultural workers on our programme. Ireland’s Living Wage for 2019 was €12.30 per hour or a yearly salary equivalent of approx €25.2K.
There will be flashing images in a presentation done at the beginning of the event. The presentation will take 10 minutes.
This event will take place in our gallery which is wheelchair accessible.
The gallery is approx 5m walk from the front door.
There is a garden with benches and stool adjacent to the gallery for breaks if needed.
Seating will be available throughout the night. We will have stools, a sofa, cushions, standard canteen seating and benches. If you require more comfortable seating please let us know and we can let you know what additional options we have available.
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 also be inaccessible for people with movement impairments.
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