Artist Talk | Interference – Frank Prendergast

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Artist Talk | Frank Prendergast – Interference

Frank Prendergast is a media artist whose interest is in teasing out the unseen threads that weave through human experience. Based on his recent graduate show Interference, Frank will talk about his understanding of the idea of interference and its influences on human perception. Interference responds to the multiple types of signal interference we experience in our everyday lives, including analogue visual interference represented in kinetic sculpture, acoustic interference perceived as sonic beats, and digital interferences that surround us all in an age of mass communication.

Frank will talk about how the various media used in Interference both allowed him to think in new ways and provided technical constraints on what could be built. This will involve tracing the path of the project, discussing the choices made along the way, and giving a rationale for its final form. With the benefit of hindsight, he will comment on the effects of certain technical choices and the implications of using particular materials, some of which led to near disasters towards the end of the project.

Frank is a fine art graduate of NCAD and was recently longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award 2018. He also works as an art technician and fabricator and has worked for a number of galleries and organisations including A4 Sounds, Mart, The Science Gallery and NCAD Gallery.

Website: www.no10.ie
Instagram: @ostensiblesense
Twitter: @ostensiblesense
Email: prendergast.frank@gmail.com

 

When & Where?
Wednesday 3rd October
7.30pm – 8.30pm

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
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Artist Talk | Ursula Halpin

Picture Credit: Ursula Halpin “Cuimhnigh an Bearna (Mind the Gap)”

Artist Talk | The Glass Society of Ireland Presents: Ursula Halpin

Recent winner of the Australian FUSE Glass Prize, Ursula Halpin, will discuss her work, design and technical processes and her experiences as an emerging artist working with glass.

Ursula Halpin (b. 1972 in Dublin, Ireland) is an emerging artist based in Adelaide, Australia. Halpin’s work spans glass, textiles, sculpture and curatorial practice. Graduating in 2016 with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Visual Arts, Halpin was awarded the Chancellors letter of Commendation for the top 5% of Graduates in the Division of Arts, Education and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia. In early 2017 Halpin was awarded the Graduate in Residence by Canberra Glassworks.

Website: http://ursulahalpin.com
Instagram: @ursulasglass

When & Where?
Wednesday 8th August
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Admission

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
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Artist Talk | Obedient City | Michelle Doyle

Picture credit: Michelle Doyle “Telekom” from Yoga For The Eyes

Artist Talk | Michelle Doyle – Obedient City

In this talk artist Michelle Doyle will discuss her upcoming exhibition in A4 Sounds, “The Obedience of the Citizens Produces a Happy City” (or “Obedient City” for short), along with selected work from her practice. Doyle is an artist whose practice embodies a DIY ethos; immediacy, distribution and activism. She works within and outside of art institutions to produce artwork and performances.

“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 weaponised 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 marketed to tourists in an interactive package.

The talk will include research, past works, collaborations and side projects. Doyle is an graduate of Fine Art Media in NCAD and the masters programme Art and Research Collaboration in IADT. Her interest in politics and activism stems from involvement in the punk scene, beginning in 2004. Doyle is also a musician; playing bass in feminist punk band Sissy and in her solo noise act, Rising Damp. She is currently the A4 Sounds artist in residence for Summer 2018.

Website: http://michelledoyle.eu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/risingdamp_/
Mailing List: https://mailchi.mp/05c8986cea65/michelledoyleart

When?
Wednesday 1st August
7:30pm – 8:30pm

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
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Surviving Dublin – Screening & Q&A | Megan Woods

Surviving Dublin

Surviving Dublin – Screening & Q&A | Megan Woods

Surviving Dublin is a documentary about the cause and effects of Dublin’s rental crisis, and the rise of alternative living as a result of the governments failure to affectively tackle the issue.

Megan Woods is an filmmaker living in Dublin who often uses comedy or documentary to highlight important issues of the day. She’s also a puppeteer for Flight of Fancy, and will be launching her company; Megafilms this month. So stay tuned!

For more information about Megan’s work please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/megan-woods
or
www.meganwoodsfilms.wordpress.com

Email: meganaoifewoods@gmail.com

 

When?

Wed 31st Jan
7:30pm – 8:30pm

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
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Artist Talk | Lieselle McMahon – Sound Visions

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Artist Talk | Lieselle McMahon – Sound Visions

Lieselle McMahon is an artist with a multidisciplinary practice incorporating sound, audio visual installation, sculpture, photography and live art. She will be talking about how, having started with a background in sound (using sound synthesis, sound sculpture and design, field recordings, voice), it is the central element in her process, with her work often first visualised through sound and the piece then developing to involve other media from there. This fundamental entry point into the visual through the aural will be discussed using examples from her body of work.

For more information about Lieselle’s work please visit:
www.a4sounds.org/lieselle-mcmahon
or
www.facebook.com/lieselle.mcmahon
Email: liesellemcm@gmail.com

 

When?
Wed 1st Nov
7:30pm – 8:30pm

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
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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!

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