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THE STARS ARE IN THE EARTH

THE STARS ARE IN THE EARTH | GROUP SHOW

The Stars Are In The Earth is a group show of artworks produced by members from A4 Sounds, Dublin, Engage Art Studios, Galway and Sample-Studios, Cork.

WeOnlyWantThe.Earth


ARTISTS


WHAT’S HAPPENING!


Dates & Times

Opening
Thursday 11th 7pm – 9:30pm

First Weekend
Friday 12th: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday 13th: Closed

General Opening Times
Monday: Closed
Tues – Fri: 12pm – 7:30pm
Sat: 12pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 6pm


Information
WeOnlyWantThe.Earth

Information about the artists can be read here!


BROADCAST
11th – 31st August


Launch
Thursday 11th at 2pm


Broadcast
Daily, 11th – 31st August


Watch
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EVENTS
13th – 27th August


Solving Your Problems
Live Performance & Conversation
Sat 13th: 4:30pm
Sat 13th: 6pm


Star Mapping
Workshop
Fri 19th: 9:30pm – 10:30pm


LIVE LAUGH SLUG ™
Slug People First Meeting
Sun 21st: 2pm – 3:30pm


Second Nature
Invitation & Conversation
Sun 21st: 5pm – 6pm


Voices At Night
Audio Work & Discussion
Audio Work Download or Listen:

Online Discussion Sat 27th Aug: 5pm: Book


Tir na Where?
Live Theatre
Fri 26th Aug: 8pm – 9pm



BOOK YOUR VISIT

IN & OUTDOORS: A4 GARDEN & A4 GALLERY

EXHIBITION OPENING
Booking Essential.

THUR 11TH | 7pm-9pm

Join us for the opening of The Stars Are In The Earth on Thursday 11th August! 

There will be a drinks reception and music in our garden from 7pm. Booking is essential as capacity on the evening is limited.

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6

GALLERY VISIT
Booking Encouraged.

THUR 11TH – SUN 28TH AUG

First Weekend
Friday 12th: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday 13th: Closed

General Opening Times
Monday: Closed
Tues – Fri: 12pm – 7:30pm
Sat: 12pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 6pm

Information about the exhibitiing artists can be read here!

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6


INDOORS: A4 GALLERY

Solving your problems
LIVE PERFORMANCE
€0

SAT 13TH AUG: 4:30PM
SAT 13TH AUG: 6:00PM

It’s not easy, is it? When we can’t progress with clarity and ease, we can slip into an unpleasant state of uncertainty and doubt. It can feel disorientating and overwhelming. Whether we are making a new piece of work, invested in social change, or tackling the climate crisis, we are likely to face problems and feel stuck.

Solving your Problems is a live performance with bodies that both complicate and simplify things. Three dancers of different disciplines, in a surround of soil and dirt, will demonstrate bodies using movement as a problem-solving technique. Barriers, resistance and stuckness are not signs to give up. They do not reflect the quality or importance of the work. We must not lose hope. There is a way forward. There is always a way.

Solving Your Problems is a new piece of work by Daisy Smith and David McGovern, with sound design by Angus Kemp. The work features invited performers Yves Lorrhan & and is supported by A4 Sounds.

Information about the artists can be read here!

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6


OUTDOORS: A4 GARDEN

STAR MAPPING
WORKSHOP
€0-€20

FRI 19TH AUG: 9:30pm – 10:30pm

Join us in the yard of A4 Sounds to map the stars! Brendan Owens will lead us in a mapping of the the Summer Triangle!

Information about the artist can be read here!

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6


OUTDOORS: A4 GARDEN

live laugh slug
SLUG PEOPLE FIRST MEETING
€0-€20

Sun 21st AUG: 2pm – 3:30pm

This is an invitation to the first meeting of the SLUG PEOPLE™ who want to LIVE LAUGH SLUG and relearn to live through embracing their inner slug. 

LIVE LAUGH SLUG ™
Inspired by fibromyalgia™*  and a constant use of the expression “feeling sluggish” Sarah Devereux embraces this enforced Slug State™. Using the slug as the ultimate symbol of slowing down, Devereux began to question ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ABOUT LIFE while spending these past 2 years in an experiment trying to balance her energy between Work™ and REST OF LIFE™. How can a glam, wild, ridiculous performer and CONSTANTLY BUSY AND HUSTLING CREATIVE GAL ABOUT TOWN learn to un-Dick Van Dyke myself?** 

After many years of being in a constant state of production within her arts practice Devereux became interested in interrogating ideas around labour & capitalist production. Her practice explores a chaotic ideal of MORE IS MORE. Under the umbrella of play LIVE LAUGH SLUG™  challenges this by embracing slowness & skills based process “I like your manifesto, put it to the test-o” The LIVE LAUGH SLUG manifesto is to reimagine joyful anti-productivity.***

*is a condition that causes pain all over the body, chronic fatigue, sleep problems, emotional and mental distress

**Ya know in Mary Poppins where he has the whole band on his back, this is the reference.    

***Ask her about her dream AKA the real reason she made her ceramic piece.

Information about the artist can be read here!

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6


INDOORS: A4 GALLERY

second nature
conversation
€0

Sun 14TH AUG: 5pm – 6pm

A return to the awareness of breath, body rhythms, the turn and return of the seasons, the movement of the planets is what is experienced when we touch soil (earth). Past, present and future coexist in the form of elements from stars, the bones of our ancestors and the future life and growth potential contained within it.

Second Nature invites you to feel the soil in your hands or take off your shoes and socks and to put your feet in the soil and contemplate together:

When was the last time you felt soil between against your skin or between your toes? Or picked up a handful and let it run through your fingers? How does it feel? Have you ever planted a seed and watched it grow? When was the last time you took a walk in a green leafy area with the time to enjoy it (not rushing to go somewhere else)? Have you ever tried Forest Bathing? What does it mean to you to put your hand or and footprints in the soil?

Lieselle invites you to join her for a conversation on Sunday 14th at from 5pm. You will be invited to sit with her in the earth and discuss the questions above.

Information about the artist can be read here!

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6


OFFSITE & ONLINE

VOICES AT NIGHT
AUDIO TOUR & DISCUSSION
€0-€15

SAT 27TH AUG: 5PM-6PM

We invite you to download the audio work below and listen on your own time.

Listening Instructions
Listen in the evening outside if it is dry under the sky. Preferably in an open space… Garden, Park, Beach or even in your car.
Or, listen at a window from the comfort of your home, or lie down in bed.

Use Headphones if you can, for a better experience. Not necessarily required.The sound piece is 5 mins and 38 seconds long. 

Online Discussion | Sat 27th Aug 5pm – 6pm
If you are free on Saturday we invite you to our online dicussion with the artists about the work and your experience listening to it. This was will an informal open coversation.
You can sign up via or shop or email events@a4sounds.org and we will send you the zoom link!

About the Artists
Both Raphael and Fionnuala also known as planting seeds have come together in various projects in which they create dialogues evoking emotions and recreating social injustices through a plethora of scenarios by manipulating their vocals as a key instrument.

Information about the artists can be read here!

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6


OUTDOORS: A4 GARDEN

Tir na Where?
SHADOW PUPPET THEATRE
€0-€20

FRI 26TH AUG: 8pm – 9:30pm

“Tir na Where?” is the mixed up place we have ended up post-pandemic. Turned inside out and thrown upside down. Between the world closing up and reopening, have we been forced back into consumerism, or did we ever leave? This performance will travel to the land of youth, the land where dead souls meet, jump into the ocean, and climb underground. Through themes of chaos and grounding we will travel between these worlds and ask; Where is this world we are in now? The hope is through the voyage we will rediscover how to reconnect with this earth our own souls.

Join us in the garden of A4 Sounds when the sun sets and the shadows come out! Through shadow puppetry and storytelling Marie will create a beautiful experience under the stars. The show will be live scored by violinist and fiddle player Lucie O’ Flynn (Shiftwork).

Information about the artists can be read here!

Accessibility
Our accessibility information is below. Full info: shorturl.at/fTUV6


Exhibition Credits

Artists
Studio members from:
A4 Sounds, Dublin
Engage Art Studios, Galway
Sample-Studios, Cork.

Invited Artists
Angus KEMP
Yves Lorrhan
Fionnula O’Connell
Raphael Olympio
Daisy Smith



A4 Curatorial Team
Lisa Crowne
Andrew Edgar
Cathy Flynn
Linda Kavanagh
Dónal Holland
Kate O’Shea
Lucia Pola

Research Workshop Facilitators
Friends of Ardee Bog
Jen Delos Reyes
Helen Flanagan
Brendan Owens


Production Team
Lisa Crowne | Installation
Andrew Edgar | Installation
Aideen Farrell | Installation
Kate-Bowe O’Brien | Photo Documentation
Lucia Pola | Website Design & Build


We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding 2020-2022


Accessibility

Our full accessibility information will be added when the show is nearer to completion to ensure the information is accurate and helpful when planning your visit.

Bathrooms:
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.

If you have specific needs that are not included in this information please get in touch via and we will work with you to ensure you are comfortable on your visit. You can email us via events@a4sounds.org.


Further Information

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#WeOnlyWantTheEarth

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.

Support Us:

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.