Talks + Events
Wednesday 3 May 2017 | 6pm
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Performance Voyage 7 is a programme of international video performances and screenings on the theme of Protest Songs, curated by Finnish Artists Association MUU and London based artist Heidi Kilpelainen. As part of the evening, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios has created a programme on citizen activism and DIY protesting with artists Seamus Nolan, Seoidin O’Sullivan and Avril Corroon. It is also an occasion to welcome 2017 HIAP/TBG+S Residency recipient, Diego Bruno to TBG+S.
Protest songs are typically associated with movements calling for social change, and this ethos comes across strongly in the selection of works in Performance Voyage 7. The video performances reflect current political and social phenomena widely, and defend personal, environmental, political, and philosophical spaces through art.
Seamus Nolan and Almi Ghurt's Squatting in Dublin is a short presentation on the process of creating and maintaining a community contesting the boundaries of private property. Please click here to visit the crowdfunding page A Roof Over Our Heads.
In Seoidin O Sullivan's performative lecture she talks back to herself at a 2004 May Day Dublin protest using found footage from a Garda Water Canon invoking questions of power and solidarity.
Avril Corroon's presentation is on Strike 4 Repeal's methods of mobilising nationwide, creating accessible modes of participation and radicalising public imagination through direct action.
Performance Voyage 7 participating artists: Kuesti Fraun, Kim Dotty Hachmann & Steffi Simmen, Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko, Heidi Kilpelainen, Francois Knoetze, Timo Kokko, Paweł Korbus, Vik Laschenov, Elin Magnusson, Elena Mazzi, Iwona Ogrodzka, Ignacio Pérez Pérez, Arja Renell, Kikka Rytkönen, Julia Schicker, Jukka Silokunnas, Niko Skorpio ja Elizabeth Wurst. The collection was curated by Heidi Kilpeläinen (artist), Jaakko Nousiainen (Head of Arts & Culture, Finnish Institute in London) and Timo Soppela (Director, MUU).
The world premiere of Performance Voyage 7 takes place in Hackney Wick, which is known for its vibrant artist community and its struggle against gentrification and development plans that threaten the future of the area as an open creative space. The Irish premiere takes place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin on 3 May. After these premiere events, Performance Voyage 7 will go on a world tour of 15 locations in Scandinavia, Continental Europe and North America.