Studio 6 Open: Performance Nights @ Studio 6 | pipe-dream

27 April 2016

Pipedream is a performance/live-installation by Natasha Bourke, accompanied by Lucia Kickham and sound by Darren Kirwan.

Wednesday 27 April 2016 | 8pm
Performance Nights @ Studio 6, Curated by Roisin Bohan
Night #3 | Pipedream
Natasha Bourke w/ Lucia Kickham and Darren Kirwan
Studio 6
Free event, booking essential. Click here to book your ticket.

Seduced by a dark pinhole of ambiguity
at the end of this tunnel blinding bright

The final in the series of Performance Nights @ Studio 6, Pipedream will explore areas outside of the boundaries of Studio 6, leading spectators through the interior of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Natasha Bourke is a Cork-based artist of Irish and Dutch descent. She uses performance, digital & analogue lens-based media, light, sculpture, tropes and sound as languages in her practice. With an extensive background in dance, aerial and performance, Bourke’s current movement practice includes swimming, yoga, contemporary, butoh and vertical dance, which often influence her visual work. She has been involved in a wide range of solo and collaborative performance projects, residencies, collectives and events (all which have served to enrich her practice), and has also exhibited film, sculpture and installation in both gallery and site-specific contexts nationwide. The concerns of Bourke’s work often stem from autobiographical, phenomenological & archival sources whilst contemplating more universal themes of self and society such as identity, time, obsolescence, perception, pathos, dystopia and the sublime. Existential themes of longing, loss and isolation tend to be rendered with a sense of the absurd and irony. From a theoretical point of view mythological, philosophical and anthropological sources are drawn from to help put the work into a wider context. Coneface, Bourke’s main performance alter ego is an anonymised pathos figure regularly used by the artist to explore the above themes. The persona continues to evolve, having been performed in various milieux for live and filmic events in Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin since its realisation in 2014.

Lucia Kickham is a Dublin-based dance artist creating, performing and collaborating internationally since 2011. Trained at Fontys Dance Academy in The Netherlands, she has since worked with TRASH (NL), Liz Roche Company (IRL), Maiden Voyage (NI), John Jasperse (US), Philip Connaughton (IRL), Maria Nilsson Waller (SE), Catherine Young (IRL), Ciotóg - Ríonach Ní Néill (IRL) and director Maeve Stone (IRL) among others. She has performed in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Belfast Theatre Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Fringe and toured work throughout the UK, Sweden and The Netherlands. In 2013 Lucia choreographed the dance film Anticipated Moment commissioned by Dance Ireland. Her current solo project In This Now will tour nationally in Winter 2016/17.

Darren Kirwan studied Music, Media and Peformance Technology in University of Limerick, graduating in 2010 and specialising in generative and algorithmic sound design. He moved to Vienna in late 2010 where he exhibited various sound and audio visual installations. Kirwan returned to Cork in 2015 where he now applies his practice as a member of Sample Studios.

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 #1 took place on the 17th of February, presenting work by Holly O'Brien with sound by Liam Slevin and Dan Guiney. Night #2 took place on the 23rd of March showing work from Alba Lorca and sound by Ross Kelly.

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