Exhibition Opening Thursday 13th Sept | Obedient City by Michelle Doyle

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Obedient City | Michelle Doyle
13th – 23rd Sept | A4 Sounds Gallery
A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2018

 

Obedient City

Obedient City is a visitor centre of the minerals, obstructions and energy of public works. Signs tell you who owns what utility and why you shouldn’t poke. Electricity and information flows under the heaving concrete buildings and paths. Vibrations crack and fray each new object. Pebbledashed public monoliths shed their skins. Two snakes meet in an embrace. Neighbours tell on each other and lock up laneways.

New museums spring up to sell experiences and data, in a city losing its material culture. Visitor Centres guide one on the right path, through to the right exit. Tourists must work extra hard to ensure they have taken the right photos. Fast construction uncovers new heritage and rips it out. Tearing, breaking, moulding but constantly updating. Rebuilt pebble dashed walls of Newgrange only serve to further worship public works. The city is triumph and asks only for your obedience in return for living here.

Obedient City or “The Obedience of the Citizens Produces a Happy City” comes from the latin translation of the motto of Dublin City, “Obedientia civium urbis felicitas.” Broadly looking at the architecture and urban planning of North Dublin, where the materials come from, and their effect on its inhabitants, along with the rapid privatisation of public space and the marketing of the City. This exhibition takes the museumification of OPW sites and shows how the true essence of Dublin, one with with three castles ablaze, can be packaged.

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Michelle Doyle

Michelle Doyle is an artist and musician living in Dublin. She is a graduate of Fine Art Media in NCAD and Art and Research Collaboration in IADT. Her practice is concerned with media, information and power. This has led her to work with pirate radio, zines and social media as platforms for art making. Coming from a DIY punk background, distribution plays a large role in her work from publications, tapes to badges.

Doyle collaborates frequently with other artists and musicians such as the Lads Society, the Digital Druids, Repeater and Isadora Epstein. This year she has exhibited with Repeater with Athrá Titim Gach Rud and the Digital Druids with Yoga For The Eyes. As well as being the current artist in residence of A4 Sounds, Michelle makes music with punk band Sissy and now solo as Rising Damp.

Departing from a mainly online practice of sound and video works, this exhibition is mainly sculpture based.

Obedient City | Michelle Doyle | A4 Sounds Gallery

 

Further information:

Website: www.michelledoyle.eu
Email: michelledoyleart@gmail.com
Instagram: @risingdamp_
Twitter: @risingdamp

Exhibition Opening
Thursday 13th Sept
7pm – 10pm
Drinks Reception

General Opening Hours
Fri : 12pm – 6pm
Sat: 1pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 4pm

Artist Talk
Wednesday 19th Sept
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Culture Night
Friday 21st Sept
6pm – 10pm
Drinks Reception

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Applications Now Open for the A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2018!

3(1)Kerry Guinan, Presenting the Cultural Quarter, 2017. Photo Credit: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

 

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE A4 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME 2018

Applications are now open for our 2018 Artist in Residence Programme! For our full brief and selection process please visit here!


About A4

A4’s mission is to transform the means by which cultural works are produced, accessed, and understood in Ireland, and by doing so to contribute to the development of a more just society. We want to Make Art That Matters.


About the Residency

The A4 residency programme was established to offer selected artists the time, space, and facilities needed to develop their professional practice in a supportive environment, while furthering the mission of our studio through projects that focus on social and political issues relevant to Dorset Street and surrounding areas.

Two residencies are available throughout the year. Applications are now open for 2018.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st Jan 2017.

  • Residency 1 : 5th March – 6th June 2018 (3 months), with exhibition* dates 7th – 17th June 2018
  • Residency 2 : 11th June – 12th Sept 2018 (3 months), with exhibition* dates 13th-23rd Sept 2018

*Exhibitions are encouraged but not a necessary outcome of the residency programme.

A4 will select artists that we feel will benefit from the facilities we offer at our studio and who are also in line with our overall mission as an organisation.

Applications will be accepted 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.
For more information  and to apply please follow this link to our full brief.

Applications should be submitted via email to residency@a4sounds.org

For further information about our studio please follow the links below:

The Studio & Facilities
Our Work
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Artist Talk | Kerry Guinan

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Artist Talk | Kerry Guinan

Next up in our Artist Talk Series we have Kerry Guinan, our current artist in residence! Kerry will introduce her practice and her current research on the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter.

Using the processes of capital, law and bureaucracy, Guinan creates public interventions that critique art’s status in the neoliberal economy. In A4 Sounds she is investigating the role of U.S. vulture fund Kennedy Wilson in the redevelopment of Parnell Square into a Cultural Quarter.

For more information about Kerry please visit:
ww.a4sounds.org/kerry-guinan/
or
Email: kerry.guinan@gmail.com

When & Where?
Wednesday 3rd May
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Admission*

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
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*Donations always welcome!

To join in the discussion and to keep up-to-date with our educational programme of Talks, Workshops and Courses please join our Facebook group.

For more information on upcoming and previous talks & discussions please visit our talks page.

Call for Applications | A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2017

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A4 are delighted to announce that applications for this years Artist in Residence Programme are now open!

About the Residency Programme

The A4 residency programme was established to offer selected artists the time, space, and facilities needed to develop their professional practice in a supportive environment, while furthering the mission of our studio through projects that focus on social and political issues relevant to Dorset Street and surrounding areas.

Three residencies are available throughout the year:

  • Residency 1 : 1st March – 31st May 2017 (3 months)
  • Residency 2 : 1st June – 31st Aug 2017 (3 months)
  • Residency 3 : 1st Sept – 30th November 2017 (3 months)

A4 will select artists that we feel will benefit from the facilities we offer at our studio and who are also in line with our overall mission as an organisation.

Applications will be accepted 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.

Previous Recipients

2016 // 2017

Closing date for applications is Tues 31st January  2017.

To apply to the programme please visit our application page for more information, criteria and selection process.