Studio 6 Open: Performance Nights @ Studio 6 |  Myths of the Future Exotic

17 February 2016

Myths of the Future Exotic is an amalgamation of performance, costume, dance and sound, presenting work by artist Holly O’Brien.

17th February | 8pm + 9pm
Performance Nights @ Studio 6, Curated by Roisin Bohan
Night #1 | Myths of the Future Exotic
Holly O’Brien w/ Liam Slevin + Dan Guiney
Studio 6

Limited number of spaces to each performance, please arrive early to ensure your entry.

Myths of the Future Exotic is an amalgamation of performance, costume, dance and sound.

Glimpsing into the future abyss, the possibility of shore, depth and skin. What textures are adrift the bodies coat, dancing rippled, the noise so gritty and sharp, eyes are void the waves heavy with taste, with each new rhythm sensation breathes new shapes and lands to roam, the ripples heady underbelly hits hard and leaves one poised in awe yielding for the push and pull draw of salty sticky currents.

A reflection from the mythological, a glimpse from the underbelly, scenes from the music and club underground. A projection of human consequence. Welcome.

Holly O’Brien, born in 1984, Co.Galway, is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Dublin. O’Brien received her Degree in Fine Art Sculpture in 2006 from IADT and went on to receive her Honours Degree in Fine Art and Combined Media in 2007 from LIT. In 2013, she graduated from Costume Design for Stage and Screen from Inchicore College of Further Education.

O’Brien’s practice lies between the definitions of visual art and theatre. Using masks and costumes as her language, her work is an observation of the absurd rituals, rhythms and patterns within human behaviour. O’Brien’s performance work has manifested from an interest in subculture and identity combined with her studies within costume history and material culture. O’Brien creates her characters with an interwoven mixture of references borrowed from mythology, religion, folklore and modern subculture.

Liam Slevin is an artist, curator and creative producer from Cork, Ireland. As a multi-disciplinary artist working predominately in sound, his works can be experienced as architectural interventions, sound sculpture, audio-visual installations, performances and recorded sound-works.

In 2015 Slevin began a live solo experimental drone/power, ambient/noise project under the moniker of Monocrete. Using a mix of FX pedals, field recordings, feedback loops and distorted drums he creates dark slabs of industrial noise with a particular fondness for sub frequencies. Upcoming performances include Third Space, Helsinki and MIM Studio, Tallinn.

Dan Guiney is a musician based in Cork. His live shows incorporate electronics, singing, costume and movement. He performed for some time under the name Strawk, an improvised electronic performance, as well as POYLP, an improvised electronic collaboration with butoh dancer Claire Keating. Currently he is putting together an electroacoustic set based around more conventional song writing with a strong performance aspect.

Roisin Bohan is an artist and curator based in Dublin city. She received her B.A in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art & Design in 2014. Upon graduation she was awarded a one-year studio with Monster Truck Studios via the RDS Student awards. Her work has been purchased by Cork City Council and Sample Studios (Cork), and my work also featured in the recently published book Performance Art in Ireland: A History by Aine Phillips. She is a member of the collective The Performance Caravan, and currently holds the position of Assistant Curator at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, and Project Assistant with Dublin Gallery Weekend.

Performance Nights @ Studio 6 is a series of three performances events, presenting work by three multidisciplinary artists, whose work create spectacles of light, sound, atmosphere and suspense. Night #2 will present work by Alba Lorca and Ross Kelly on Wednesday the 23rd of March.

Performance Nights @ Studio 6 is funded by Dublin City Council and takes place as part of TBG+S’s Studio 6 Open Programme.