Date: Sun 20 September
Location: B11 Bonded Warehouse
Title: Stories From The Sea
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Presented by the ireland : iceland project, Stories from the Sea brings together a collection of artists & pioneers whose imagination and practice has been inspired by the power of the sea. Drawing on ancient myth, folklore and creative spirit this seafaring voyage charts how the sea has shaped our cultural psyche as islanders situated on the edge of Europe and the great beyond.
Stories from the Sea features conversations, reading, film and live music from a host of Irish and Icelandic explorers, all influenced by the pull of the deep, including Padraig Ó Duinnín (Meitheal Mara), Dr Clíona O’Carroll (Folklore UCC), Linda Buckley (Composer & Musician), Roisin Coyle (Multi-discipline Artist), Theo Dorgan (Poet & Author), Will Collins (Writer Song of the Sea) & Jófríður Ákadóttir (Musician).
The ireland : iceland project is an ongoing collaborative creative pro- ject connecting the islands and people of Ireland and Iceland.
Pádraig Ó Duinnín
Pádraig Ó Duinnín amalgamated a lifelong engagement with Irish language and culture with the joy of being waterborne and embarked on a 30yr journey of building and rowing curachs. He built curachs in Brittany, California, Cape Breton, the Netherlands but most of all at Meitheal Mara at Crosses Green in Cork. Pádraig has explored Iniut maritime culture in Greenland, MikMa and Gabrilino in North America and Gaelic while making Muintir Na Mara, a 36 episode TG4 documentary series travelling the coast from Cork to Derry. He continues his voyage with a newfound interest in sea vegetables.
Clíona O’Carroll is a Lecturer with Béaloideas/Folklore and Ethnology, University College Cork. She participates in and advises a range of public folklore and oral history projects and has produced or researched a range of ethnographic radio broadcasts, including the four-part series on shore gathering ‘All Washed Up’. Her research interests include material culture, maritime folklore, migrant experiences and public folklore. She is Research Director with the community-based Cork Folklore Project http://www.ucc.ie/en/cfp/, and directs their online narrative-mapping project, the Cork Memory Map (www.corkmemorymap.org).
Linda Buckley is a composer from the Old Head of Kinsale currently based in Dublin. Her music has been described as “exquisite” (Gramophone) “strange and beautiful” (Boston Globe), “glacially majestic” (RTÉ Ten) with “an exciting body of work that marks her out as a leading figure in the younger generation of Irish composers working in the medium” (Journal of Music).
Her work has been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Fidelio Trio, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crash Ensemble and at international festivals including Bang on a Can at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International Computer Music Festival.
She studied Music at University College Cork and Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Ph.D in Composition from Trinity College, where she also lectures, and was RTÉ lyric fm Composer in Residence 2011/13. Recent performances include Fiol performed by the Hebrides Ensemble at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, a song cycle for the Vanbrugh String Quartet with Iarla O’ Lionáird, and Hekla a sound installation currently running at Listasafn Arnesinga Iceland.
Róisín Coyle is a multi disciplinary artist from Galway who uses several mediums, from drawing and printmaking to sound light and film in an exploration of narrative and human psychology, which she develops into immersive installations.
Her current research investigates anthropogenics. underwater acoustics and their effects on marine life. Previous exhibitions have been influenced by folkloric superstitions and beliefs regarding the sea on the west coast of
Ireland and the Irish notion of Idiráit (a parallel world that exists
between place). What is of particular interest to her is how this
folklore displays a refined and sophisticated understanding
of the delicate balance that exists between mankind and
the natural environment.
Collaboration is an essential element to Coyle’s practice and she has worked with experimental musician and composer Mike Smalle and poet and writer Stephen Murray in several of her installations.
Coyle has exhibited nationally and internationally including Grace Exhibition Space, New York, Galway International Arts Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow and Claremorris Open Exhibition. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them Arts Council Deis Award, Heritage Council and Culture Ireland Awards.
For more info visit www.roisincoyle .com
Theo Dorgan is a poet who is also a novelist, non-fiction prose writer, editor, translator, broadcaster, librettist and documentary scriptwriter. He has published five books of poetry. His most recent collections are GREEK (2012) and NINE BRIGHT SHINERS (2014), both published by Dedalus Press.
His two prose accounts of crossing the Atlantic under sail, SAILING FOR HOME and TIME ON THE OCEAN; A Voyage from Cape Horn to Cape Town, won wide acclaim, as has his first novel, MAKING WAY, set on a sailboat crossing the Mediterranean. (New Island Books, 2013)
His work has been widely translated: three full collections have been published in Italian and a selected poems in French. In Spanish, LA HIJA DE SAFO was published by Ediciones Hiperion, Madrid, in 2001.
Awarded the O’Shaughnessy Prize for Poetry in 2010, he is the winner of the Irish Times Poetry Now Award for the best book of poetry published in 2014. He is a member of Aosdána.
Will Collins is a screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated SONG OF THE SEA, the acclaimed follow-up feature to Tomm Moore’s, The Secret of Kells; Will received an ANNIE AWARD nomination for his ‘Achievement in Writing for an Animated Feature’. Will also wrote, MY BROTHERS, his award-winning live-action debut feature which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was the opening film of the Galway Film Fleadh 2010. Will won the Pitching Award at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2007 and was nominated for Best Film Script IFTA, 2015 & 2011. Will has also written for television. He has lectured in Screenwriting in NUIG and has worked as a Script Editor. Will graduated from the NUIG Huston School of Film and Digital Media with a Masters in Screenwriting in 2006.
Jófríður is one of the young stars of the Reykjavík scene, via her two bands Pascal Pinon and Samaris. Her last album with Pascal Pinon “Twosomeness” was produced by Alex Somers (Riceboy Sleeps) and is self described as being “simple and honest, filled with both melancholy and optimism. We hope to make music that can inspire, soothe heartaches and warm you inside.”