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The Guesthouse presents
SONIC VIGIL 7
Curated by Mick O’Shea and Danny McCarthy
In association with Quiet Music Ensemble and St. Anne’s Church

24 November 2012, 3pm – 9pm
St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork
Admission €5

For the seventh year running, The Guesthouse presents SONIC VIGIL, a marathon of new and improvised music, sound art, live electronics, installations and more.
SONIC VIGIL is curated by Cork-based artists Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea, who are internationally renowned both for their visual work and their ground-breaking sonic explorations as duo the Quiet Club. Their invited guests include prominent solos and collectives from the Republic, including Harry Moore, Katie O’Looney, Karen Power, Jesse Ronneau, Robin Parmar, Tony Langlois, Paul Hegarty and Anthony Kelly plus Gruenrekorder guest Tobias Schmitt (Frankfurt),
The Vigil features Ireland’s unique Experimental Music group, Quiet Music Ensemble, which will be giving world premieres of 8 new pieces by young composers from all over the world.
Hosting the Vigil this year is St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, which is renowned as home of the ‘Shandon Bells’, the trademark sound of the city. The Vigil includes a brand new piece for the bells by composer/improviser David Stalling.
Cork City has one of Europe’s hottest improvisations scenes, and the Sonic Vigil is the climax of the year’s events. This is an event of extraordinary sounds, incredible diversity and cutting-edge creativity. There’s nothing else like it in Ireland!___________________________________________________________________________

SEESOUND The Guesthouse 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Saturday 17th from 12noon – 10pm.
Located in the historic Shandon area the Guesthouse will present its annual Seesound event, now in its fourth year. Seesound is a unique artist- led initiative that enables sound artists, musicians and moving image-makers to form new collaborations to explore the effective relationship between sound and image. There will be a variety of styles and approaches presented which will take the form of continuous screenings, installations, live performances and works in progress.

Participating artists include Rouzbeh Rashidi and Mick O’Shea, Natalie Price Hafslund and Leonora Anstrup, Vicky Langan and Dean Kavanagh, Paul Hegarty and Collette Nolan, Max Le Cain and John Godfrey, Patricia Klich, Catherine Harty and John Thompson, Irene Murphy and Francis Heery, Harry Moore and Katie O’Looney, Claire Guerin, Karen Power and Jess Jones, Maciek Klich, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Oliver Martinovic and Tobias Schmitt and others.

The kitchen will be open all day serving, Lamb stew, lentil cake, and pea and parmesan soup and refreshments for visitors.
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Michael Higgins is an experimental filmmaker living and working in Dublin City, Ireland.

Inspired by cinema and visual narrative, Michael’s work involves a range of both digital and analogue technologies, and concerns people’s perception of time and reality. In creating content, Michael acts on a single idea, be it a piece of music, an image, a character or environment. In following this initial idea through, he makes a point of being open to changes and external forces that occur throughout the various stages of production, allowing the development of the work to be self-driven. He simply assists it in materialising.

When working with film, he utilises vintage camera equipment, expired film stocks and hand processing in order to bring out the unique characteristics of celluloid subject to destruction and decay. These processes achieve unpredictable results that resonate with ideas of time past or a ‘lost time’ and also a sense of decadence linked to an apparently dying format.

CONCRETE WALLS is the story of a mysterious loner, a stranger with a secret buried deep. It follows this mysterious male protagonist through an industrial environment without ever explaining his reasons for being there. Accompanied by a haunting soundtrack by Fiachra Ó Longáin, the film creates a tactile and sensory experience for the viewer.

For more information:

http://mgmh.me/

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November 4th 3pm

“HE”, a feature film by Rouzbeh Rashidi “featuring James Devereaux, Cillian Roche, Maximilian Le Cain, George Hanover & John McCarthy”, soundscape by “Mick O'Shea & Emil Nerstrand” will be screening at “the Guesthouse”, Cork as part of Sunday Lunch on November 4th 2012 (Next Sunday). James Rouzbeh will be there to introduce the film and do a Q&A afterwards.

Hope to see you if you are in Cork!

The Guesthouse 10 Chapel St, Shandon, Cork

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events.

For this event please bring some olive oil, butter, tinned tomatoes or filter coffee etc

BYO wine or beer...........see you at the table!

The Irish premiere of HE will play in The Guesthouse, Cork on November 4th 2012 HE, the latest work in the on-going collaboration between Rouzbeh Rashidi and actor James Devereaux, is a troubling and mysterious portrait of a suicidal man. Rashidi juxtaposes the lead character’s apparently revealing monologues with scenes and images that layer the film with ambiguity. Its deliberate, hypnotic pace and boldly experimental structure result in an unusual and challenging view of its unsettling subject. Driven by a tour-de-force performance by Devereaux, HE represents one of the most developed examples to date of Rashidi’s use of improvised performance. Combined with the director’s oneiric imagery and a specially recorded soundscape by Mick O’Shea and Emil Nerstrand, the resulting film is as haunting as it is uncompromising. Mainly shot during Rashidi’s residency at The Guesthouse in February 2012, HE also makes striking use of its Cork locations.

HE (2012) / Trailer from Rouzbeh Rashidi on Vimeo.

Thursday 25th October
Paper Visual Present

paper visual art journal (and guests) at the Guesthouse

The Guesthouse, Shandon, Cork City

8-10pm

Eleanor Duffin / Adrian Duncan / Marta Fern√°ndez-Calvo / Niamh Dunphy

Between 5-6pm there will be an off-site installation by Marta Fern√°ndez-Calvo along the Mardyke River Walkway.

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Sunday Lunch with talk and performance Anthony Kelly and David Stalling 14 Oct 3pm at
The Guesthouse 10 Chapel St, Shandon, Cork

Kelly and Stalling's collaboration encompasses works in multiple forms and media. Using found materials and improvisation as frequent points of departure, they create sound and audio-visual compositions ranging from small-scale interventions to immersive, multi-sensory installations, which combine field recordings, live sound, objects and still/moving images.

Performance with guest Paul Hegarty

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events.

For this event please bring some olive oil, butter, tinned tomatoes or filter coffee etc

BYO wine or beer...........see you at the table!
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A Broadcast From The Consecutive Impostors from Operation Rewrite on Vimeo.

The Guesthouse invites you to Sunday Lunch with our artist in residence Esperanza Collado. Sunday 7th at 3pm

The Consecutive Impostors' Operation Rewrite is a collaborative project by Spanish artist Esperanza Collado and Cork-based filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain. It began in 2011 as an on-line video project that quickly expanded into a series of works of multidisciplinary nature that explore the workings of the cut, suspension, and interruption as fundamental associative principles of cinema and (both its) consecutive (and preceding) matters. The performance piece Manila Sand Trap has been developed at The Guesthouse in Cork during Esperanza's residency stay.

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who havedonated to the kitchen larder for the previous events.
For this event please bring some olive oil, butter, Maldon salt or filter coffee etc
BYO wine or beer...........see you at the table!

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Culture Night Friday September 2012
http://www.culturenightcork.ie./
The Guesthouse will open at 6pm on Culture night with food, film and presentations. Our artist and filmmaker in residence Erica Scourti will be there to talk about her work and her work progress, with a first screening of her new video Artists Fear as well her ongoing video project Life in AdWords.
Also a live streaming performance of a BORING BEDROOM SCENE direct from her bedroom and broadcast world wide on Ustream- from 8pm-till not much later.

www.ericascourti.com

Live broadcast by Ustream



Matter and Return.

The films of Esperanza Collado and Aoife Desmond.
The artists will be present to introduce current projects.
Sept. 21st 6pm Guesthouse Cork.

Collado's practice works with the physical matter of film in a way that brings together the most plastic and sculptural aspects of mechanical projection. Her working process derails and stitches the infrastructures of the cinematic system as a factory of sonic light. Her two new works The Gas Thus Cuts in Bits and The Illuminating Gas are handmade ephemeral collages which, by injecting interruption and suspension in the flow of the celluloid strip, attempt to create direct experiences of gaseous luminiscences and optical sound. Desmond's practice uses Super 8 film to document neglected areas of the cityscape and to expose the hidden significances of the nature found within it. Her two new films Buddleja Forest and Meva's Garden portray a return to nature and the human urge to transform a wasteland into a garden. Sound plays an important role in these films. Interviews, field recordings and a prosaic narrative are combined to create film works, which can be read as visual anthropological essays.
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Photograph from the event 5 senses


Installation from 5 senses


Installation from 5 senses

Food from 5 senses
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You are cordially invited to Language Is The House of Being, an afternoon of art and food by Aunstrup and Hafslund. The artists in residence will be exhibiting mixed media videos and installations exploring language, communication and rhythm within the Guesthouse Project Space.

Starts at 3 pm Sunday the 5th of August with salt cod fritters, stawberries and wine. We hope to see you there!

Nordic Sunday 5th of August, Lunch at 3pm

Artists in residence Aunstrup and Hafslund present


Yummy food from Language is the house of Being
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Sunday 8th July 9pm €5
The Guesthouse is delighted to welcome Chris Watson to give a talk A Journey South on the 8th of July at 9:00pm
As space is limited please RSVP the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com to book your space €5 at the door.

Watson is one of the world's leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and for Touch he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. For example. the unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic example of, in Watson's words, putting a microphone where you can't put your ears. He was born in Sheffield where he attended Rowlinson School and Stannington College (now part of Sheffield College). In 1971 he was a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance recordist for film, TV & radio, Chris Watson specialises in natural history and documentary location sound together with track assembly and sound design in post-production. www.chriswatson.com


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The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork
12 noon – 3pm, or by appointment
Cork Midsummer Festival, 25 June – 29 June 2012

Installation, Publication launch and Sunday lunch at The Guesthouse
3pm, Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Memory Room is a project by the Cork-based multimedia artist Danny McCarthy, whose pioneering art practice explores a combination of visual and auditory experiences. This new work consists of an ongoing series of installations in conjunction with a new book and CD published by the Irish sound-art label Farpoint Recordings.

Through the use of personal materials gathered from his past and by using other related ephemera, the artist seeks to reach back in time on a 'psycho-sonic' journey, re-establishing old connections and reviving random fragments of lost memories and locating them in the now. This is achieved through the use of sounds, text and found objects that are installed in specially chosen locations throughout the space.

While these explorations may often connect specifically with aspects of McCarthy’s youth and early adulthood in his home-town of Mallow, Co. Cork (his father’s life as a blacksmith/farrier, nights spent playing rock-and-roll in the local dance-hall, early forays into improvisation), there are also meditations of a less specific and more abstracted nature. These are fleeting and often loosely threaded together, but always accessible, thus encouraging people to explore their own inner soundscape.

From 25 to 29 June the exhibition room in Shandon's The Guesthouse will play host to a further exploration of the themes from this project. Residing ‘memories of place’ and past histories caged within the old structures of The Guesthouse building will mesh and play alongside the gentle reverberations of this latest instalment of The Memory Room. The installation, curated by Anthony Kelly, will be subject to daily change.

The Memory Room project (which had its first airing at Hilltown New Music Festival in 2010) is scheduled to travel to Sound Fjord (London) and The Room (Turin, Italy) during 2013.

Please note:
Since audience capacity at the venue is very limited, please book by emailing:
guesthouse.project@gmail.com.

About The Memory Room publication and Launch Event
A new book accompanies The Memory Room installation and CD published by Farpoint Recordings. This book and 3” CD extend the experience of the installation itself, a further creative layer that can be taken away and absorbed by the viewer/listener at their own pace and in their own personal circumstances. Colour and black & white photographs, drawings, and layers of text printed onto papers of varying opacity, read in combination with a sound composition contained on the CD, bring McCarthy’s ideas into the realm of the tangible.

The publication will be launched with Sunday lunch at The Guesthouse, at 3pm on Sunday, 24 June. This event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, and all who have donated to the larder for previous events. Please bring some tasty bread and cheese, and your own wine or beer.

The Memory Room Book and CD will be available from www.farpointrecordings.com from 25 June onwards

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www.theguesthouse.ie
www.dannymccarthy.ie
www.farpointrecordings.com

Danny McCarthy is a pioneering multimedia artist whose main interest lies in combining visual and auditory experiences. He continues to be a leading exponent in performance art and sound art, exhibiting and performing in Ireland and abroad. Some of his recent projects include Strange Attractor and A Rocky Road (both Crawford Gallery, 2011). During August 2012, the Strange Attractor project will travel to venues in Boston and New York. He has curated many exhibitions and audio CD projects, including Sound Out (with David Toop), Bend it like Beckett and Rediscovering Locality (A sonology of Cork Sound Art). In early 2006 he founded The Quiet Club, a floating-membership sound performance group, with Mick O’Shea. A track from their Tesla CD was included on a recent Wire magazine Tapper CD. McCarthy’s book and CD LISTEN hEAR was published by Farpoint Recordings in 2009.

Anthony Kelly is an artist who works in a variety of media including sound, video, painting & print. His work concentrates on the shifting and fragmentary nature of sensory experience. Since graduating from D√∫n Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) with a degree in Fine Art he has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Ireland, England, America, Australia & Canada. He maintains an ongoing collaboration with David Stalling. Together they make sound & video installations and also run the sound art label Farpoint Recordings. Over the past few years David Stalling and Anthony Kelly have organised sound- and video-related programmes & events for Hilltown New Music Festival, Solus Film Collective and Farpoint Recordings.
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James McCann at Gimme a look

Richard Forrest at Gimme a look

David Upton at Gimme a look

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May 8th 7pm

Max Le Cain presents

Two films by an amazing young Australian-based Bosnian filmmaker (and musician) called Saidin Salkic, pretty much unknown but hugely talented. His work is personal, deeply marked by the genocide he experienced as a child in the former Yugoslavia, with a very poetic and quietly overwhelming approach to filmmaking. His two films are:

-KARASEVDAH: SREBINICA BLUES, a landscape film revisiting his former homeland, in which he ruminates in voiceover on what occurred there in a very dreamlike, poetic way. Reality blurs, becoming ungraspable like the atrocities that these places have witnessed. This description is pretty crude; the film is something far more subtle and haunting.

-KONVENT, a film I think is a masterpiece. This is a short description of it by Australian filmmaker/critic Bill Mousoulis:

What a strange film. We see a young European man, it's the filmmaker. We see no-one else. An alien in an alien land. Praying in the convent. Ready, willing, looking at the light, shaving in the mirror, gazing at the camera. It's an existential film, an experimental film. A film of reflection, of yearning.

The colours are strange. The music is strange. And yet everything is beautiful. But you have to listen, you have to feel it. Look into the man's eyes, and don't be afraid if he looks straight at you. He is not afraid, to give his soul to you. And you too must give, must give a little of your heart to this strange, beautiful yearning that you see.

This is cinema, in a few easy steps.

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Artist in Residence Helen Horgan will be presenting an open studio and exhibition of finished work from her ongoing project ‘The Horse’s Mouths’ on Sunday the 29th of April at 3pm.

The Horse’s Mouths is documentation of a land and sea journey taken across the ports of Dublin, Arklow, Liverpool and Stockholm. It is an ongoing work which consists of a body of imagery perceived as a set of gestural ‘signs’. These ‘signs’ all stem from the first and second last letters of the greek alpahabet; alpha and psi. From this Horgan is continually reconfiguring a manner of ‘writing’ whilst searching for something essential amongst the multiplicity of their formal and conceptual relations.

Studio shot Helen Showing - The Guesthouse

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BLACK SUN PRESENTS

Okkyung Lee performs at the Guesthouse

Okkyung Lee performs at the Guesthouse

Okkyung Lee, Mick O Shea and Emil Nerstrand at the Black Sun event at the Guesthouse

Black Sun are delighted to host Okkyung Lee for a special and very intimate performance on Tuesday April 24th 8pm in the Guesthouse, Shandon.

Okkyung is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today, a fearless and powerful performer whose playing incorporates a love of noise, extended technique and elements from the outer fringes of contemporary composition, together with a sensitive ear and a sense of suspense worthy of Bernard Hermann. A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance and improvisation. Using her classical training as a spring board, she incorporates jazz, sounds, Korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques.
Since moving to New York in 2000, she has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Derek Bai ley, Jaap Blonk, Nels Cline, Anthony Cole man, Mark Dresser, Shel ley Hirsch, Susie Ibarra, Vijay Iyer, Eyvind Kang, Alonzo King, Chris t ian Mar clay, Raz Mesinai, Min Xiao-Fen, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Jim O’Rourke, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Marina Rosen feld, Elliott Sharp and John Zorn to name a few.
Okkyung holds dual bachelor’s degrees in film scoring/contemporary writ ing & pro duc tion from Berklee Col lege of Music, and master’s degree in con tem po rary impro vi sa tion from New Eng land Con ser va tory of Music.

Also on the bill is an exciting duo comprising of Mick O'Shea (The Quiet Club/Strange Attractor) and Emil Nerstrand (Swedish saxophonist now based in Cork). O'Shea and Nerstrand recently worked together on an improvised soundscape for the Arts Council of Ireland backed experimental feature film HE (2012) by Rouzbeh Rashidi. This will be their first live performance together.

To complete the line-up, we are very proud to be able to show some work from Dean Kavanagh, an independent, avant-garde, low/no- budget filmmaker from Ireland. An active filmmaker from an early age, Dean began to favour more ‘visual stories’ and from 2006 onwards he began to reduce conventional narrative elements. In 2008 Dean was discovered by independent Iranian filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi. From then, Dean concentrated on experimental filmmaking. During the period 2008-2010 he made around 15 shorts as part of the Dublin based “Experimental Film Society” established by Rashidi

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2012

On Friday 20th April from 10am - 8pm at The Guesthouse Colette Lewis invites you to attend a live web broadcast of the 3rd FORMER WEST Research Congress, Part One: Beyond What Was Contemporary Art.

Bring a packed lunch

The 3rd FORMER WEST Research Congress, Part One: Beyond What Was Contemporary Art takes place on 19 and 20 April 2012 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Secession, Vienna. Consequently, the Congress deliberations are reflected upon in an open session on 21 April 2012. The Congress offers a space to speculate about possibilities for art vis-à-vis the increasing forces of antagonism across the world and the emerging imaginaries that accompany them.

If we imagine Contemporary Art to be a historical period that emerged from 1989 in parallel to other hegemonic formations such as global neoliberalism, could it be argued that, in sync with the current seismic shifts in society, politics, and economy, it has now reached a dead end? Is Contemporary Art—art in and of the epoch of neoliberalism—on its way out, together with the system that made it possible? What kind of challenges and possibilities might then lie before us in the space of art in times when “business as usual” is no longer an option? Can we speculate collectively on how to move beyond the present confines of Contemporary Art’s normalized and normalizing practices, and articulate what can appear from Contemporary Art’s “formerness?”

The first part of the Congress puts forward a number of propositions to engage with these questions during a two-day gathering of artistic and cultural practitioners in Vienna. Shaped by these discussions, Part Two unfolds in Utrecht in Autumn 2012. The first part of the 3rd FOMER WEST Research Congress is developed by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and co-curated by FORMER WEST research advisor Marion von Osten.

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The Guesthouse Presents | Nicolas Carrier Green Ghosts

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2012

Film Screening | Rouzbeh Rashidi & Maximilian Le Cain

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2011

Worlds END Presents | Nina Tanis Lucky Bag Project
Worlds END Presents | Anna Crudge & Nora O Murchu
Event | Seesound
Artist Talk | Eva Isleifsdottir & Islandic Artists II
Worlds END Presents | Pamela Condell & Cathy Walsh A Sharing
Artist Talk | Eva Isleifsdottir & Islandic Artists I
Performance | Ed Devane & Guests Stop/Run
Worlds END Presents | Sarah Iremonger Desert Union
Worlds END Presents | Artists Talk by Sybil Montague and Sarah O Brien
Worlds END Presents | Scissors Cuts Paper Quelle Horreur
Worlds END Presents | Roseanne Lynch & Padraig Spillane Encounter
Group Show | Live@8
Worlds END Presents | Adrian Duncan, Niamh Dunphy, PaperVisualJournal, Barbara Knezevic, Marta Fernandez Calvo
Worlds END Presents | Hello Operator(s)
Exhibition | Chris Timms presents 'M.O.O.N.'
Screening | Rouzbeh Rashidi presents:
Three Medium Length Films

Sunday Lunch | Avant Noise & Film Special
Screening | Art in the Making presents:
The Thin Line Between Documentary and Film

Sunday Lunch | Flickswitch presents Water & Power
Sunday Lunch | The Good Hatchery
Sunday Lunch | Flickswitch presents 'Titicut Follies'
Performance Art | Amateur Night
Screening | A Common Thread ("Brodeuses")
Screening | Rouzbeh Rashidi
Sunday Lunch | Locked Groove | Mapping Project
Sunday Lunch | April Gertler

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2010

Sunday Lunch | Nelson Silva Sousa
Seesound | An Evening of Film with Live Sound
Flickswitch | Experimental Polish Film
Performance | AJM Collective
Sunday Lunch | Maciek Klich presents Krzystof Kieslowski short documentaries
Exhibition | ANOMIN Stranded Artists
Sunday Lunch | Exhibition opening Michelle Horrigan In Ruined Reconciled curated by Annette Moloney
Culture Night | Cork Artists Collective Video Screening
Screening | Lorenzo Casali & Micol Roubini Ignition
An AVANT Event | 2 Cork Film-Makers
Lunch Event | Cork Midsummer Festival
Sunday Lunch | Naoto Kawate & The Balky Muel
Sunday Event | Fleur Elise Noble & The Quite Club
Sunday Lunch | Zsolt Kozma presents Hungarian video works
Performance | Gavin Prior, Francis Heery & The Quiet Club
Films in the Mezz | Don O Mahony presents audience film choice
Films in the Mezz | Ed Krcma presents Terry Wzigoff’s Crumb (1994)
Performance | Ki Woun Shin & The Quiet Club
Sunday Lunch | Ki Woun Shin | TRACE CD Launch
Artist Talk | Mark Parrish (Point B) in conversation with Maud Cotter
Artist Talk | Dermot Browne in conversation with Rory Mullins
Reading | Trevor Joyce
Films in the Mezz | Claire Guerin presents Shaun O Connor’s Steamin’ + dreamin The Grandmaster Cash Story (2009)
Exhibition | Dermot Browne Syntax Revealed
Sunday Lunch | Delicioso : A celebration of singles awareness day
Exhibition | Angela Fulcher Out there 4 Man (Paloma Grey and Bluebell)
Artist Talk + Reading | Peter Morgan + Judy Kravis
Films in the Mezz | Breda Lynch presents Leontine Sagan’s Madchen in Uniform (1931)
Films in the Mezz | Elinor Rivers presents Tony Gatlif’s Exils (2004)

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2009

Films in the Mezz | Maximilian Le Cain presents Patrick Deval's Acephale (1968)
Sunday Lunch | Peter Morgan & Judy Kravis
Films in the Mezz | Dr Fergal Gaynor presents Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condo (1975)
Seesound | An Evening of Film with Live Sound
Artist Talk | Ian Helliwell
Sunday Lunch | The Stuff Of Ritual
Films in the Mezz | Dr. David Brancaleone presents Jean Luc Goddard films
Sunday Lunch | Roland Etzin & Tobias Schmitt
Culture Night | Upper Room Exhibition
Sunday Lunch | iD Project
Films in the Mezz | Sean Bonney presents Quatermass & the Pit
Artist Talk | Kristin Posehn
Films in the Mezz | Matt Packer presents Peter Lennon's Rocky Road to Dublin (1967)
Artist Talk | Cork Midsummer Festival Conversations
Sunday Lunch | Claire Guerin Visual Music and 100 years of Vjing | Persons & Tarseer
The Guesthouse LAUNCH Event
Saturday Lunch | Harry Moore & Paul Hegarty
Exhibition | 6x2x2
Sunday Lunch | Vicky Langan vinyl presentation | Mick O Shea & Gavin Prior
Films in the Mezz | Catherine Harty presents Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac (1966)
Performance | Mathias Forge & Leo Dumont | The Quite Club | Jesse Ronneau & John Godfrey
Sunday Lunch | Mick Fitzgerald vinyl presentation | Andrea Bonino & Francis Heery
Films in the Mezz | Trevor Joyce presents Bella Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Sunday Lunch | Danny McCarthy vinyl presentation | Sunfish
Artist Talk | Fables by Dan Murphy, Maleonn, Sandra Minchin and Mick Ryan
Sunday Lunch | John Byrne vinyl presentation | Karen Power & The Quite Club

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2008

Sunday Lunch | Paul Hegarty vinyl presentation | The Quite Club | Irene Murphy
Exhibition | ±PLUS/MINUS
SoundEye | A Festival of the Arts of the Word
Performance | SAFEHOUSE: A one day Noise Event
Domestic Godless Event | Hannover Kunstverin

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2007

Public Art Project | Radio ON
SoundEye | A Festival of the Arts of the Word
Video Presentation | Matt Packer
Tuesday Lunch Events | 2007 - 2008

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Film Screening Series | Rouzbeh Rashidi & Maximilian Le Cain
February 2nd, 8th & 15th, 2012, 8pm

Current Filmmaker in residence Rouzbeh Rashidi in association with Maximilian Le Cain will present three film programmes of their work during the month of February in The Guesthouse. All screenings commence at 8pm.
Please BYOB.

Thursday 2nd February 2012, 8pm

Ten Minutes Isn't Worth a Dream (2010) 25min by Maximilian Le Cain
Bipedality (2010) 67min by Rouzbeh Rashidi
Click to view trailer of 'Bipedality'

Wednesday 8th February 2012, 8pm

Private Report (2009) 36min by Maximilian Le Cain
Cremation of an Ideology (2011) 62min by Rouzbeh Rashidi
Click to view trailer of 'Cremation of an Ideology'

Wednesday 15th February 2012, 8pm

... And The Poor Bird Died (2009) 10min by Maximilian Le Cain
tenebrous city and ill-lighted mortals (2011) 66min by Rouzbeh Rashidi
Click to view trailer of 'tenebrous city & ill-lighted mortals'



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Worlds END Presents | Nina Tanis 'Lucky Bag Project'
Thursday 1st December 2011, 6:30pm


Lucky Bag Project, Nina Tanis, Art Trail, The Elysian Tower, Cork
(Photograph by Tony Compagno)

LUCKY BAG JOIN IN!

An exchange. Give and get.

The enthusiasm of wanting to share something. The anticipation of receiving something.

Have you ever been so moved or inspired or enlightened or cheered by something that you've wanted to pass it on to someone? - your best friend, all your friends, your brother/sister/all your family. Sometimes you think it is so good that you want to share it with everyone you meet! The bus driver, the shopkeeper, the guy sitting next to you at the barbershop, ‘your one’ on the treadmill next to yours... Perhaps you have been on the receiving end of such enthusiasm and unexpected offerings.
I invite you to feel this again. And I do so with a twist and that beautiful thing called a LUCKY BAG. We should get one every day! There just aren't enough surprises in a week for my liking.

To participate:

Please put together a Lucky Bag that fits the description below.

In any type of bag, please put a minimum of three items from the list that follows. The lucky bag must contain at least one of the items with an asterisk (*) next it.

- book*

- film*

- recorded music* (band, recorded super duper playlist, musical passage, song, other)

- poem

- magazine

- comedy (cartoons, TV sketches, recording)

- video

- photograph

- print/drawing

- small object

- excellent recipe

- phrase of wisdom

- passage of advice

- something else

We are not asking you to give away your cherished copy of anything, nor do we want you to go out and spend the money you don't have. There are creative ways to fulfill the task cheaply.

Big booming voice seemingly from the heavens above --- “RISE TO THE TASK, YE!”
Don't fling any old thing into a bag, make it gooooooooooooood.
Give what you'd like to get!
What do you think is great?

We may not all find things great for the same reasons.

It has to be said here – Any items deemed racist or sexist will be rejected. Come on, you know what these things are. Like the quote from Potter Stewart: “I can't define pornography, but I know it when I see it”

To Give:

Deadline: Deliver the bag by: Sunday, November 27th 6pm,
To: Art Trail exhibition space, The Elysian Tower (ground floor), Cork

To Get:

All participants are invited to The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel St., Shandon, Cork on Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 for refreshments and receiving a LUCKY BAG (and whatever else may be going on).

Anyone unable to make the drop off point or pick up date should email Nina at: blackbackbeetle@yahoo.com or text Nina: 086 288 6289 for alternative arrangements.

Thanks and thank yourselves.
This is part of the ‘To try to see who we are’ project included in the World's End program at The Guesthouse, Cork.

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Worlds END Presents | Anna Crudge & Nora O Murchu
Thursday 10th November 2011, 7pm

Anna Crudge & Nora O Murchu presents a curated exhibition of works by Steven Maher, Tracy Hanna, Tom Dalton, Aurelie Mosse & Ciara Dunne.

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Event | Seesound
Wednesday 9th November 2011, 6-8:30pm

In association with the Cork Film Festival

You are invited to an evening of film, sound food and talk.

Talk by Chiara Liberti film curator in residence : This must be the Film place: complexities and nuances of curating film and moving images today
Starting from the idea that the curatorial practice involving films and video is an area which demands further discussion and investigation. The talk will be a presentation of her research project, focused on the emblematic role of the film curator and the film programmer, today, “entangled” between different contexts, various audiences and continuous challenges. For the past four years, Chiara have carried out extensive research on this topic, which have led her to a body of interviews that will be shown at the talk, a journey through exchanges and dialogues with film curators and film programmers working in Europe. For further information about Chiara go to Residents 2011 tab.

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Presentation | Eva Isleifsdottir
Friday 4th November 2011, 6-7pm

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

You are welcome to join us at The Guesthouse on Friday 4th November for an evening of artists presentations and performance starting at 6pm. National Sculpture Factory artist in residence Eva Isleifsdottir will be hosting a live skype link in conversation with Islandic artists.

Please bring something for the larder & BYOB!
Food will be served during the event.

Hope to see you there,
The Guesthouse

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Worlds END Presents | Pamela Condell & Cathy Walsh A Sharing
Friday 4th November 2011, 7-9pm

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Presentation | Eva Isleifsdottir
Thursday 27th October 2011, 6-8pm

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

You are invited to The Guesthouse on Thursday 27th October at 6pm for a seasonal feast made by Eva Isleifsdottir and Ed Devane followed by a live skype link hosted by NSF artist in residence Eva Isleifsdottir featuring Islandic artists talking about their work.

6.00pm to 8.00pm..... please bring something for the larder & BYOB

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Performance | Ed Devane & Guests Stop/Run
Thursday 27th October 2011, 8pm

The Guesthouse current artist in residence Ed Devane invites you to come and see and hear his touring project Stop/Run. Ed has invited local sound artists and musicians to explore and improvise with his ensemble of self-made experimental, electroacoustic musical instruments.

The project came into being when Devane was invited to create a sound art installation at Severed Head in Dublin in December 2010.The Stop/Run project will also show in Galway, Belfast thanks to the financial support of the Arts Council and will feature local musicians and sound artists from a wide range of backgrounds, from noise to Trad. Recordings will be made freely available through www.stop-run-music.com of all Stop/Run performances and offshoot /remix projects.

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Worlds END Presents | Sarah Iremonger Desert Union
Sunday 23rd October 2011, 3pm


Desert Union by Sarah Iremonger
(Photography by Tony Compagno)

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Worlds END Presents | Artists Talk by Sybil Montague and Sarah O Brien
Monday 17th October 2011, 7pm

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Worlds END Presents | Scissors Cuts Paper 'Quelle Horreur'
Friday 23rd & 30th September 2011

As part of Culture Night, artists group Scissors Cuts Paper presents Donkey Skin a participatory event at The Guesthouse.
Time : 6:30pm - 10pm.

The artists will host a ‘Happening’ whereby they intend to create a transitional enviroment that the audience are invited to playfully interact with. On the night as part of the event Scissors Cuts Paper members will teach participants skills and facilitate small scale workshops which may include zine making, badge making and fort building.

Sissors Cuts Paper have been working together as a group since 2004, collaborative drawing projects make up the main focus of their work and in 2010 they produced a quarterly zine. The group includes Maire O Mahony, Anne Hendrick, Lucy Sheridan and Fiona Chambers.


Quelle Horreur, Scissors Cuts Paper, Culture Night at The Guesthouse.
(Photography by Tony Compagno)

www.scissorscutspaperblog.blogspot.com

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Worlds END Presents | Roseanne Lynch & Padraig Spillane Encounter
September 18th 2011

WORLDS END PRESENTS : ENCOUNTER : Roseanne Lynch with Padraig Spillane

Encounter : An engagement with an idea, a theory, a conversation, a
subject & possibly a representation.

Worlds End is a five month programme of weekly & fortnightly residency-led events investigated & facilitated by Stephen Mc Glynn

You are invited to Sunday Lunch this coming Sunday 18th September at 3pm. Please bring something for the larder from the follow list:

Coffee, herbal teas, tinned tomatoes, coconut milk, butter, olive oil, or something elce.....


Encounter event, Roseanne Lynch & Padraig Spillane
(Photography by Tony Compagno)

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Group Show | Live@8
September 9th 2011

Starts at 8pm

Live@8, a regular contemporary art evening presenting video, performance and sound art in Galway since 2008 is on tour to Cork! Responding to the theme "Currency", artists include Austin Ivers, Breda Lynch, Dave Callan, Jonathan Sammon, Louise Manifold, Aideen Barry, Vivienne Dick, Lewis Goodman, James Ward, Ann Maria Healy, Economic Thought Projects, James McCann, Noel Arrigan, Suzanne Walsh, Áine Phillips, Mary Ahearne.

Live@8 supports the work of Irish and International artists who make video, film, live art, sound and installation in a social context. Organised by Vivienne Dick, Maeve Mulrennan and Áine Phillips. Live@8 Tour is supported by Bar Eight Galway, The Arts Council Arts Council of Ireland and Galway City Council Arts Office.

www.live-at-eight.blogspot.com

Live@8, Currency, The Guesthouse, Friday 9th September 2011
Video documentation courtesy of Jonathan Sammon

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Worlds END Presents | Adrian Duncan, Niamh Dunphy, PaperVisualJournal, Barbara Knezevic, Marta Fernandez Calvo
August 25th & September 1st 2011

Worlds End is a five month programme of weekly & fortnightly residency-led events investigated & facilitated by Stephen Mc Glynn

This segment features:
Adrian Duncan, Niamh Dunphy, PaperVisualJournal, Barbara Knezevic, Marta Fernandez Calvo

August 25th 7-9pm & September 01st 7-9pm


Adrian Duncan, Niamh Dunphy, PaperVisualJournal, Barbara Knezevic, Marta Fernandez Calvo
(Photography by Tony Compagno)

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Worlds END Presents | Hello Operator(s)
August 11th 2011

Worlds End is a five month programme of weekly & fortnightly residency-led events investigated & facilitated by Stephen Mc Glynn

This segment features:
Hello Operator(s):
Stephen Mc Glynn, Blaithnaid Ni Mhurchu, James Greenway, Dee O'Shea, Ann Maria Healy & Morgan Keaveney

August 11th 7-9pm


Hello Operators exhibition, The Guesthouse.
(Photography by Tony Compagno)

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Exhibition | Chris Timms presents M.O.O.N.
July 22nd 2011

Chris Timms presents M.O.O.N (Multi-local Object Orientated Network), a open communication mesh network based around Cork city centre. The network is comprised of four interconnected points, each with a two-way audio communication device installed, that enables the public audience to listen to sound from and speak to the three other points. The devices are hidden from view within objects located in public sites, enabling chance relationships to emerge with these objects, such as remote conversations with strangers, and eavesdropping ambient noise from non-local sites. In addition to each public communication point, a phone number (021 234 8599) is availible to grant potentially global access to the network.

Examples of the communication nodes will be presented at the dual opening launch on Friday 22nd. The network will go live at The Guesthouse at 6pm with a drinks reception and, following a short walk to another host location, a launch event will take place in the Black Maria at 7.30. A map with all the communication points listed will be availible at the opening, when people will be encouraged to engage with the devices, or alternatively can be accessed at www.corkmoon.com.

M.O.O.N. is a project undertaken during a three month collaborative residency in the Guesthouse, Cork, with Carl Giffney and Elaine Reynolds, under the collaboartive moniker Bulwark Special. Chris Timms would like the thank all involved at the Guesthouse, the Black Mariah, the Cork Artists Collective and Crawford College of Art and Design @ Sullivans Quay.

For more information:www.corkmoon.com

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Screening | Rouzbeh Rashidi presents:
Three Medium Length Films

July 11th 2011

Three Medium Length Films by Rouzbeh Rashidi commencing at 7pm

Harmony With You, Theory PAL & Theory NTSC

The Guesthouse and Cork Film Centre are delighted to present three haunting and challenging films by Rouzbeh Rashidi, one of the most radical and distinctive filmmakers working in Ireland today.

His feature, Closure of Catharsis, previously screened at the Guesthouse, has been acclaimed by Jessie Richards as the “most inspiring feature film” since Bela Tarr’s Satantango. Now this programme of medium length works allows Cork audiences to move deeper into Rashidi’s large and unique oeuvre.

The Iranian-born, Dublin-based Rashidi’s films are inspired by and constructed around images, locations, characters and their immediate situations. The stylistic elements that make up his very personal film language include the use of natural light, non-professional actors, slow paced rhythms, abstract plots, static shots and minimal dialogue. He employs a wide range of different formats and devices to make his films, including video, Super-8mm, webcam and mobile phone cameras. His consistently low-budget work is almost entirely self-funded, and always made with complete creative freedom. He strives to escape the stereotypes of conventional storytelling and instead roots his cinematic style in a poetic interaction of image and sound. He intentionally rejects scriptwriting, or any other form of extensive pre-planning.

For more information: www.rouzbehrashidi.com

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Sunday Lunch | Avant Noise & Film Special
July 10th 2011

As part of The Avant Sunday 10th July will be a day of performances and film at the Guesthouse. Starting at 3:00pm with Kelly and Stalling and finishing with a screening at 8:30pm of 5 short films with Vicky Langan and experimental filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain

Since 2010, sound/performance artist Vicky Langan and experimental filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain have been working together in a unique creative audio-visual partnership. This is built on the strikingly fitting match between Langan’s magnetic, often troublingly intense presence as a performer and Le Cain’s distinctively jarring, disruptive visual rhythms.

This programme comprises the five videos that they have made together so far. Contact (2011)sets up a dialectical relationship between a figure in an 8mm film, and the film image she inhabits. Wölflinge 17/11/’10 (2011) is a haunting visual interpretation of a performance by Langan that breaks down the boundaries between spectator and performer. Light / Sound (2010) chronicles the ghostly, sonic encounter between Langan, out hunting for sound with her recording apparatus, and an ancient 35mm projector. Hereunder (2011) is an intense, fragmented (auto)biographical portrait of Vicky, which sets her adrift amidst lockers of garden shed bric-a-brac from which she summons an ocean of sound. And Desk 13 (2011) brings a darker, more erotic aspect of their vision to the fore.

Please bring some cheese and bread for the table and BYO wine or beer

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Screening | Art in the Making presents: The Thin Line Between Documentary and Film
July 8th 2011 July 9th 2011

The Art in the Making collective under the auspices of the Avant festival Cork, are having an exhibition of film shorts at the Guesthouse on Friday 8th 7-10pm and Saturday 9th July 6-9pm.

The exhibition theme is: "The Thin Line Between Documentary and Film" and there will be a panel discussion after the screenings. The chair of the panel will be Max Le Cain, filmmaker, and Director of Cork Film Centre and editor of 'Experimental Conversations' he is also joined by Fiona Woods, David Brancaleone, Shane Harrington, Gimena Blanco, and Mary Conlon. Some of the film contributors will also be there to discuss their work.

Scrumptious nibbles will be available on both nights, so come early and avoid disappointment!

For more information please contact RICHARD J. WILLIAMS (artinthemaking2011@gmail.com)

“Art in The Making, a fledgling artistic co-operative, involved in the process of new art, new voice, new ways of making, seeing, speaking, thinking and doing art.”

RICHARD J. WILLIAMS

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Sunday Lunch | Flickswitch presents Water & Power
May 29th 2011

Pat O'Neill, one of the most interesting filmmakers in America today, offers a dazzling reflection on the conflict between nature and man in Los Angeles, or the desertification of the city's surroundings due to its enormous water consumption. More interestingly, it is also a film in the age-old tradition of city symphonies: a film about LA's foundation myths and the dreams it embodies, about its history and (grim) future, its topography and ethnography. O'Neill uses footage from several classic films to recreate the several layers of meaning emanating from the city, juxtaposing images and fantasies and hardly ever allowing one picture to go untouched.

George Lockwood's swarming soundtrack is likewise composed of conflicting languages, an elaborate work of plunderphonics in which snippets of sound stolen from movies collide with electronic soundscapes, contemporary chamber music, improv, and what not. The final result is an immersive experience into which the spectator is irresistibly drawn, and a brilliant film in which the profusion of signs does not occlude the construction of clear meanings.

Lunch starts at three and is free of charge, but there are limited places, please RSVP to the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com

As to tradition we request you bring an item for the larder, this week the Guesthouse needs : frozen peas, herbal teas (of your choice), tinned goods (preserves), pasta, sweets or be creative and bring an item of your choice (the list is merely a suggestion).

Feel free to invite a friend, loved one or if you like, forward this invite to someone you think would be interested.

See you at the table!
-Claire Guerin & Maciek Klich

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Sunday Lunch | Good Hatchery
May 01th 2011

This event will feature Bulwark Special a collaborative project by current artists-in-residence Carl Giffney, Elaine Reynolds and Chris Timms. The three originally met while attending Irelands' National College of Art and Design and subsequently worked together when founding The Good Hatchery in East Offaly. The group are the first recipients of The Guesthouse Residency Award and over the course of 3 months Bulwark Special aims to mine Corks recent history of flooding in order to engage globally with issues of deluge, disaster and pseudoscience.

Mayday Mayday Mayday - an event organised by Bulwark Special, will take place on Sunday 1st of May. Briefing commences at 3pm. Emergency rations will be distributed.

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events.

For this event please bring something from the following list:
Filter coffee, herbal tea, sea salt, olive oil, sunflower oil, risotto rice and butter.

BYO wine or beer

See you at the table!

The Good Hatchery

You are invited to a Sunday Lunch & Flickswitch special screening of 'Water and Power' starting at 3pm.

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Sunday Lunch | Flickswitch presents 'Titicut Follies'
March 27th 2011

Flickswitch is a monthly film screening platform in The Guesthouse initiated by Claire Guerin that began in December 2010. It focuses on showing films/video art/live art/movies that may not have a home in any other public setting. The intention is to generate an audience and an awareness about these kinds of films and filmmakers. Guerin wishes to put a focus on experimental film, its development, and to hopefully introduce presentations, workshops and collaborative groups into this process.

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Performance Art | Amateur Night
March 17th 2011

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Screening | A Common Thread ("Brodeuses")
February 25th 2011

In association with Cork Textiles Network

When Claire (Lola Naymark) learns that she is five months pregnant at the tender age of 17, she decides to give birth anonymously. She finds refuge with Madame Mélikian, an embroiderer for haute couture designers. And, day by day, stitch by stitch, as Claire's belly grows rounder, the threads of embroidery create a filial bond between them.

You are invited to a special screening of 'A Common Thread' ("Brodeuses") at The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork, on Friday the 25th of February 2011.

For this event we ask you bring a dish to share with other guests. As usual with dinners in the Guesthouse we request you bring an item for the larder (this can be an item from the list below or an item of your choice, feel free to be creative).

This week we need :
Cleaning products (ie washing up liquid, cleaning spray...),
Pasta (spaghetti, tagliatelle & fusilli),
Rice (basmati & sushi rice),
Barry's tea &
Red lentils

Doors will open at 7pm, the film begins at 8pm sharp. If anyone gets there too late for coffee and desserts before the film, there will be time to indulge and to mingle after. The film is in French but will be subtitled, so bring your glasses if you need them. Don't forget to vote first, if you're eligible!

The evening has been organised in collaboration with Cork Textiles Network, hopefully the first of many textile-themed events to be held with them. It is open to anyone so feel free to share this email with those you think might be interested.

See you there!

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Screening | Rouzbeh Rashidi
24th February 2011

In association with An (Other) Irish Cinema

Rouzbeh Rashidi (born in Tehran, 1980) is an Iranian independent filmmaker. He moved to Ireland in 2004 and currently lives and works in Dublin. He has been making films since 2000, when he founded the Experimental Film Society in Tehran. Since then, he has worked completely apart from any mainstream conceptions of filmmaking. He strives to escape the stereotypes of conventional storytelling and instead roots his cinematic style in a poetic interaction of image and sound. He intentionally rejects scriptwriting, or any other form of written pre-planning. His films are inspired by and constructed around images, locations, characters and their immediate situations.

www.rouzbehrashidi.com

Maxmillian Le Cain introduces Rouzbeh Rashidi before a screening of his short films and new feature length film Closure of Catharsis (2011)

Flickswitch is a monthly film screening platform in The Guesthouse initiated by Claire Guerin that began in December 2010. It focuses on showing films/video art/live art/movies that may not have a home in any other public setting. The intention is to generate an audience and an awareness about these kinds of films and filmmakers. Guerin wishes to put a focus on experimental film, its development, and to hopefully introduce presentations, workshops and collaborative groups into this process.

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Sunday Lunch | Locked Groove | Mapping
January 30th 2011

You are invited to Sunday Lunch at the Guesthouse Sunday 30th of January at 3:00pm

Host Chefs: Michael Daly & John Bryne
Screening: Locked Groove DVD Colour, 25mins, 2010
Presentation: Stephen McGlynn presents MAPPED. A new publication………………..

This is a Sunday Lunch/Flickswitch event (a screening special). This month we are proud to present Michael Daly’s music documentary Locked Groove, with John Byrne and Michael Daly. '20 turntables, 20 locked grooves, two energetic conductors, one beautiful cathedral, one unearthly sound.'

Stephen McGlynn presents his publishing project MAPPING.
Mapping is an ongoing project by Cork based Visual Artist Stephen McGlynn. The first in an on-going series of self-published, short-run artist publications. The project with assistance from Cork County Council strives to afford the opportunity to invited artists to engage with the production of a thirty two page book. Printed in an edition of 1000, B5 format the invited artist is made free of restrictions and invited to use the format in anyway they so choose. The first in the series by founder Stephen McGlynn realized an endpoint to the 2009 Art Trail hosted Mapping Project, a shipping container turned letterpress studio, which invited public participation in recording memories of the shifting geographic or psychological landscape of Cork. Sales from each publication go towards the funding of the next in the series.

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. Our requests for the larder for this event are:
Tinned coconut milk, herbal tea, frozen peas, paper napkins, tinned chickpeas and as usual we advise larder donations are non perishables (feel free to be creative with what you bring for the larder).

Thanks to all who donated to the larder at the last event. Last weeks larder donations included frying pans, tinned tomatoes, ground coffee, homemade cakes and many other wonderful things.

BYO wine or beer.

Please feel free to forward this invite to anybody you think would be interested.

See you at the table!

Flickswitch is a monthly film screening platform in The Guesthouse initiated by Claire Guerin that began in December 2010. It focuses on showing films/video art/live art/movies that may not have a home in any other public setting. The intention is to generate an audience and an awareness about these kinds of films and filmmakers. Guerin wishes to put a focus on experimental film, its development, and to hopefully introduce presentations, workshops and collaborative groups into this process.

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Sunday Lunch | April Gertler
January 23rd 2011

You are invited to Sunday Lunch at the Guesthouse Sunday 23 Jan at 3:00pm

This event will feature current artist in residence April Gertler who will present her own work and a project Picture Berlin (hybrid residency / art academy concentrating on issues in contemporary photography).

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For this event please bring something from the following list:
Filter coffee, canned tomatoes, coconut milk, fruit juice, desert,

BYO wine or beer

See you at the table!

Please feel free to forward this invite to anybody you think would be interested.

www.aprilgertler.com
www.aprilgertler.blogspot.com
www.pictureberlin.org

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Sunday Lunch | Nelson Silva Sousa
November 28th 2010

Host Chef: Nelson Silva Sousa serves ‘Moelas’
Artist Talk/Slideshow: Nelson Silva Sousa

The Guesthouse in association with GAIA Projects would like to invite you to Sunday Lunch with guest chef and current artist in residence Nelson Silva Sousa.

Nelson is a photographer from Porto in Portugal and will be presenting a slide show of his work as part of the event. Lunch is served at 3:00pm and Nelson will be serving the traditional Portuguese dish of “Moelas”.

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For this event please bring something from the following list:
herbal tea, tinned tomatoes, coconut milk, kitchen roll etc.

BYO wine or beer

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Seesound | An Evening of Film with Live Sound
November 13th 2010

The Guesthouse will present Seesound on 13th November 2010 3pm – 10pm coinciding with the Cork Film Festival.

SEESOUND is an annual event where a selection of sound and moving image makers are invited to collaborate and create new audio visual works that explore the dialogue between sound and image.
This event will present improvised sound, improvised video performances, composed sound and composed video works in a series of 12 audio visual screenings.

Entrance is free. RSVP: the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com

SEESOUND SCHEDULE

First Floor Screenings and Performances
3:30pm James Mc Cann……….....Mick O’Shea
4:00pm Dave Grannell……….......Ed Grannell
4:30pm Rory Mullins………….......Dan Guiney
5:00pm Arthur O Regan…….......Paul Hegarty
5:30pm Irene Murphy……….......Irene Murphy
6:00pm Jeff Weeter……………......Danny Mc Carthy
6:30pm Max Le Cain……….......…Karen Power
7:10pm Claire Guerin…………......tenpastseven
7:30pm Maciek Klich…………........Sunfish
8:00pm Catherine Harty…….......Francis Heery
8:30pm Collette Nolan……….....…John Godfrey
9:00pm Alex Rose…………….........MERSK

Second Floor
Video installation by Andrew Wood

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Flickswitch | Experimental Polish Film
November 11th 2010

Flickswitch presents “A Night of Experimental Polish Film” presented by Maciek Klich

Ground Floor:Teaser screening (projection with no sound) & tea and nibbles
By Stefan & Franciszka Themerson, Piotr Szulkin, Julian Antonisz and Wojciech Bakowski

First Floor:Programmed screenings
Jan Lenica The Labyrinth (1961)
Kazimierz Urbaski Playthings (1962)
Kazimierz Bendkowski Replica (1975)
Zbigniew Rybczynski Oh I can't stop (1974)
Zbigniew Rybczynski Soup (1974)
Zbigniew Rybczynski Tango (1980)
Grzegorz Rogala Line (1981)
Natalia Wilkoszewska Muka (2003)
Marek Skrobecki Ichtis (2005)

Second Floor:Flat screen TV's on a loop
(the wandering and around in area) benches & cushions

Flickswitch is a monthly film screening platform in The Guesthouse initiated by Claire Guerin that began in December 2010. It focuses on showing films/video art/live art/movies that may not have a home in any other public setting. The intention is to generate an audience and an awareness about these kinds of films and filmmakers. Guerin wishes to put a focus on experimental film, its development, and to hopefully introduce presentations, workshops and collaborative groups into this process.

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Performance | AJM Collective
October 23rd 2010

The Guesthouse in association with GAIA Projects and the Triskel Arts Centre are proud to present AJM Collective in concert with projected video by the late John Younge.

Saturday 23rd October 2pm.

AJM performance at The Guesthouse 2010
Photograph courtesy of Robin Parmar

The AJM Collective (Portugal) is an improvised music ensemble, which gives particular emphasis to real time composition and contemporary music, since the beginning of 2009 this collective have played in different contexts with a range of musicians from the improvised music scene.
AJM Collective’s music is influenced by free jazz and experimental music; in live performances their music interacts with image in real time.

A free gig but as space is limited, please RSVP to book: the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com.

MORE INFO:

www.triskelart.com
www.guinnessjazzfestival.com
www.gaiaprojects.org

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Sunday Lunch | Maciek Klich presents Krzystof Kieslowski short documentaries
October 17th 2010


Host Chef: Maciek Klich
Screening: Maciek Klich presents Krzystof Kieslowski short documentaries

You are invited to Sunday Lunch and film screening at The Guesthouse Sunday 17th October 2010 at 3:00pm

Maciek Klich will present five short documentaries from the 70s and 80s by Krzystof Kieslowski whose untimely death in 1996 robbed cinema of one of its great visionaries. Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique and the Three Colours trilogy earned Kieslowski his reputation as a world-class film-maker.

Talking Heads (1980)
Seven Women Of Different Ages (1978)
Refrain (1972)
Hospital (1976)
Slate (1976)

Maciek Klich from Krakow, Poland, studied Film & Culture Studies at the University Of Krakow. Currently studying Film & TV Production in St. John's College Cork. He is a writer and filmmaker. In his works he has experimented with visual storytelling and video aesthetics and he is interested in observing, recording and the co-creating of reality.

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For this event please bring something from the following list:
Filter coffee, butter, Garlic, or olive oil and don’t forget to BYO wine or beer

There is a limit of thirty guests for Sunday Lunch so email to confirm you will be there. the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com

See you at the table!

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Exhibition | ANOMIN Stranded Artists
October 15th 2010

Exhibition opening Friday 15th October at 7:30pm

The Guesthouse is delighted to host ANONIM, an Austrian artists collective which was founded in 2009 as an open group by the artists Miriam Jesacher and Daniel Ramirez. The participants vary depending on the project and are interdisciplinary composed. ANONIM stands for situate and interdisciplinary work, for processuality, for communication, and synergy. The artistic craft is seen as a work in progress, that re-forms and re-defines depending on thematics and actuality. The dispute with specific locations and situations, the collective development of artistic strategies for certain states and questions form the core of the methodology and are seen as more important than the formal end product.

On invitation from current artist-in-residence Katrin Hornek ANOMIN new exhibition work was produced on-site at The Guesthouse culminating in an exhibition of video performance an installation.

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Sunday Lunch | Michelle Horrigan In Ruined Reconciled curated by Annette Moloney
October 3rd 2010

You are invited to Sunday Lunch at The Guesthouse Sunday 3rd October 2010 at 3:00pm.

This event will feature new film work by Michele Horrigan involving small elements of drawing and animation, a process the artist is engaging with for the first time. The project will also include an artist’s talk and a selection of research material installed in the Guesthouse in the form of an Artists Process Room.

Please feel free to forward this invite to anybody you think would be interested. The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For this event please bring something from the following list: Filter coffee, tea, butter and olive oil etc. BYO wine or beer

Exhibition continues: 3rd – 16th October 2010 – Viewing by appointment ring: 086-1770 275

For further information contact: Annette Moloney, Curator + Collaborator, m: + 353 86 842 9928

A gathering of guests for the Sunday Lunch event

Installation view of In Ruined Reconciled by Michelle Horrrigan

In Ruin Reconciled takes the role of ‘The Big House’ in Ireland at its origin. According to the artist the new film work ‘touches on the sense of melancholy inherent in the decay and destruction of countryside mansions in Ireland’ and also considers the ‘stigma of colonialism and the role of the heritage industry’s attempts to preserve such buildings.’ While the position of ‘The Big House’ in Irish history and landscape, in this case Curragh Chase House in Co. Limerick, provides a starting point the work also addresses a range of topics including postcolonialism; architectural legacy and space; the empty stage; the remnants of past lives and the ruins of structures of power and money both on a familial and a societal level.

Click here for the PDF of a Parallel Essay by Annette Moloney

Artist Biography
Michele Horrigan was educated in Fine Art at the Limerick School of Art and Design; University of Ulster, Belfast and Stadelschule, Frankfurt. Selected solo exhibitions: Conspiracy, Other, Frankfurter Kunstverein (2009), Galway Arts Centre (2009), Ritter & Staiff, Frankfurt (2006). Group exhibitions: EV+A 2009 Reading the City, New Sites, New Fields, Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2008), The Colour of Surprise, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2007), RIAA Buenos Aires (2007), Q, Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen (2007). Founder and curatorial director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts, a project which annually hosts a residency programme in County Limerick called Welcome to the Neighbourhood.
www.askeatonarts.com
www.michelehorrigan.com

Curator Biography
Annette Moloney is a practitioner, curator and collaborator based in Limerick whose curatorial practice includes talks and writing, particularly on art in slack spaces and the development of alternative art spaces in vacant city centre spaces; exhibitions; artists peer critiques; mentoring and public art commissions. More than anything she tries to retain an artist centred and idea centred approach to her work. Recently she has worked as a project manager at the Irish Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale; as Artistic Director of Clare County Council's Public Art Programme and as Public Art Specialist with the Arts Council of Ireland. Her recently self-published text on ‘Art in Slack Spaces’ can be found at www.artinslackspaces.ie

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Screening | Lorenzo Casali & Micol Roubini Ignition
July 23rd 2010

Current artists in residence Lorenzo Casali and Micol Roubini (Italy) will present their video work made while on residence in The Guesthouse.

Friday 23 June 7 pm

IGNITION, sound/video installation, 8:23 min

Like the outstretched tentacles of a giant squid, the extended environment of the city nourishes this project: it looks into the outskirts of the city of Cork intended as the sub-urban/rural areas, and the neglected spaces of the central areas, and proposes to elaborate an archaeology of a metamorphosing and transformed extra-urban landscape.

The project embodies a reflection on the changing and physically precarious city, and the memories and shadows cast by both real and symbolic areas. It initiates a praxis guided by a direct examination or autopsy on shared public spaces.

More precisely, this project aims to describe and re-present the unseen leftovers of industrialisation, the relics of the mutation of the city. The research focuses on the forgotten landscapes such as demolition sites, contemporary ruins, leftover interstices, unexpected paths not designed by urban planners. We consider these wastelands as the black box of the cities, as the time capsule that collects or re-deposits the excreta of unbridled consumerism in which are findings preserved as traces of contemporary times.

These fragments are the origin of our personal research but also a common practice of reading-understanding portions of reality. A way of building a knowledge that might become an unforeseen tool for further developments. Reading the signs from the past of a city as the first necessary approach for any urban interventions.

IGNITION aims at mapping the forgotten plots through an audio-visual survey.

The first step is an exploration around and inside specific threatened suburban voids for a retrieval of data and stimulus. Each site is considered for its physical, urban, social, political, as well as metaphysical aspects. Therefore a peculiar reality is the start of a cogitation process: this practice as individual engagement is the basis of any right-sized project. After the in-situ observation of some emblematic cases of metamorphosis, a multi-media elaboration will follow. The different medias and materials collected will be combined together to realize the final installations in the exhibition space. The result aims to find a balance between a critical reflection on the internal tensions of an urban setting and a contemplation of physical phenomena in the time flow.

Form and perception are an effect of emotive participation, are a result of a mutual exchange with time and conditions of the surrounding in which people and things exists. No artistic formula can be conceived but a radical acceptance to uncertainty.

Cork, July 2010 Lorenzo Casali, Micol Roubini

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An AVANT Event | 2 Cork Film-Makers
July 13th 2010

The Avant: Ten Days of the Progressive Arts.

Tuesday 13th @ 8–10pm

2 Cork Film-Makers
Rossa Mullin ‘Artaud on Aran’ documentary
Maximilian Le Cain seven recent videos

There has been a vibrant culture of film-making in the city in recent years, with the work of Rossa Mullin and Maximilian Le Cain standing out in terms of craft and imagination. On the night of Tuesday 13th the Avant will present a taster of their work, in the form of a documentary, Artaud on Aran, by Mullin, and a number of recent videos by Le Cain.

Artaud on Aran, which recounts a bizarre episode in the life of the French surrealist and founder of the Theatre of Cruelty – a spiritual mission to Ireland inspired by the coming into his possession of ‘the cane of Saint Patrick’ – has been shown previously on RTE television and at the Cork Film Festival.

The unique work of critic and film-maker Le Cain is far from easy to categorise, and a description is perhaps best left in Le Cain’s own poetic terms: 'There is the body, mine in this instance, and then there is the night. There are limits, failures and overwhelming sensations. Sound, image, silence: oblivion. It is at the obscure intersection of all these that I jot down my audio-visual sketches. Perhaps a bid to reconcile these elements? More likely, simply a place to exist with accuracy. Movement on the cusp of exhaustion and decay, creation in a time when every film has been made. But the energy persists and the images keep moving, moving in darkness, ceaselessly linking the body and the night in a multitude of shifting rhythms…'

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Lunch Event | Cork Midsummer Festival
June 20th 2010

Series of lunch events hosting staff and guests from the Cork Midsummer Festival

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Sunday Lunch | Naoto Kawate & The Balky Muel
July 11th 2010

Host Chef: Takashi Kumagai
Performance: Naoto Kawate & The Balky Muel

The Sunday Lunch is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all those for their generous donations to the kitchen larder for the previous event. For this event we need real butter, mirin, nori seaweed, pickled ginger, sake, miso, etc.

R.S.V.P the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com

B.Y.O. wine or beer and a bottle of wine for the cellar

Chef: Takashi Kumagai , Performance: Naoto Kawate & The Balky Muel

Takashi Kumagai is a professor in the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kyoto University Japan. www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~kumagai

Naoto Kawate performs solo guitar with his thumbs and fingers as his pals. He combines alcoholesque guitar with mischievousness in his imperfectly formed miniatures. He also plays rhythm guitar for Maher Shalal Hash Baz and is a co-founder of Priblic, a project for alternative arts. www.myspace.com/komariirimame

The Balky Mule (Fat Cat Records) Blends and bends bootsale casio, rough hewn guitar chords and considered lyrics in a post-Peel songwriting style. The core of this group is Sa! m Jones, previously of Bristol bands Movietone and Crescent, now more often assisted by fingers and thumbs from further afield. The Balky Mule is the alias of Sam Jones, a highly talented, self-taught multi-instrumentalist, who over the past decade or more has been a key member of the vibrant Bristol post-rock scene, playing in numerous bands, both live or on records, including Movietone and Crescent (alongside his bandleader brother, Matt), Flying Saucer Attack, Minotaur Shock, and Third Eye Foundation. During this time The Balky Mules’ home-recorded releases have been confined to a handful of compilation tracks, remixes and tapes swapped among friends.
www.myspace.com/thebalkymule

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Sunday Event | Fleur Elise Noble + The Quite Club
June 27th 2010

In association with Cork Midsummer Festival

Sunday 27th June in The Guesthouse The Quiet Club will be improvising with Australian harmonic singer artist Fleur Elise Noble.

Starting at 3:00pm.

Hope to see you there.

Performance Fleur Elise Noble + The Quite Club

Fleur Elise Noble is an Australian Director/Creator of visual-based theatre experiences. Noble has recently performed nationally at Port Festival 2009, Port Adelaide, and at the Brisbane Festival, 2009, and internationally at Meetings Festival, 2009, in Serbia. Noble toured NZ in early 2009. Fleur Elise Noble works with the mediums of drawing, animation, puppetry, projection and performance to create work that is specifically focused on the performative possibilities of drawing and creative process.

www.fleurelisenoble.com

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Sunday Lunch | Mary Hyunhee Song presents curator Zsolt Kozma
June 6th 2010

Zsolt Kozma curator of Videospace Gallery in Budapest is invited by curator-in-residence Mary Hyunhee Song to give a presentation about Hungarian media art. His presentation includes an introduction to the history of media art in Hungary and a screening of a selection of contemporary video works.

Menu: Vegan Lecso, Lecso Carne, Chicken Gulash

The Sunday event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all that donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. We need Basmati rice – Maldon salt – honey – cheese – salami – etc

R.S.V.P. the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com

B.Y.O. wine or beer and a bottle of wine for the cellar

Videospace is an international media art gallery located in Budapest. It was founded in 1999, and opened its exhibition space in 2007. The programme of the gallery focuses on media art in the broaders sense. It represents Hungarian and international artists on the Hungarian market and at international art fairs. Exhibitions and projects are accompanied by artists’ talks and other events. The gallery stages exibitions at external venues as well. Our aim is furthermore to promote young artists and maintain international contacts. The gallery also provides advice on the foundation and management of private and corporate collections.
www.videospace.c3.hu

For further description of the event visit Mary’s blog:
www.maryartproject.blogspot.com

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Two Concerts | Gavin Prior, Francis Heery & The Quiet Club
May 16th, May 23rd 2010

Resident artist Gavin Prior is organizing two Sunday concerts of improvised electronic ‘music’ in The Guesthouse.

Sunday 16th: 5:00pm
Performances: The Quiet Club,
Francis Heery & Gavin Prior (www.desertedvillage.com)

Sunday 23rd May 3:00pm
Host chef: Gavin Prior - Vegan Lunch
Performance: Fyodor & Toymonger

Fyodor: www.soundcloud.com/fyodor
Toymonger: www.myspace.com/munitionsfamily

(RSVP for lunch places limited: the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com)

CIRCA article by John Kelly click here

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Films in the Mezz | Don O Mahony presents audience film choice
May 12th 2010

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Don O Mahony presents:

‘Man bites dog’ by Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel & Benoit Poelvoord (1992) or ‘Carnival of souls’ by Kerk Harvey (1962)

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Films in the Mezz | Ed Krcma presents Terry Wzigoff’s Crumb (1994)
April 12th 2010

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Ed Krcma presents Terry Wzigoff’s ‘Crumb’ (1994)

A cinematic portrait of the controversial comic book writer, artist and his traumatised family.

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Grinding Performance with Sound : Ki Woun Shin & The Quiet Club
April 8th 2010 @ 8pm

Ki Woun Shin (Korea) current artist in residence at The Guesthouse performs his recent 'grinding' work with The Quiet Club (sound artists Mick O’Shea and Danny McCarthy).

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Sunday Lunch | Mary Hyunhee Song presents Ki Woun Shin
March 27th 2010

Curator in residence Mary Hyunhee Song presents Korean video artist Ki Woun Shin

Sunday Lunch Menu: Bibimbap(for vegetarians), Bulgogi(for meat-eaters)
Artist Talk: Ki Woun Shin
Performance: CD launch TRACE ‘cloud bait’

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs. Thanks to all that donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For the forthcoming event please bring something from the following list: Filter coffee, butter, tahini, coconut milk, cheese, Kikkoman soy sauce

'Shin’s work shows how attached we are with the material; new technology, superheroes, text books, money, classical instruments, etc. – all the ‘important’ things which we would never imagine destroying, especially if these are very new and expensive or if these are what we worship. The more he grinds, the more we lose our ‘precious’ stuff. When he plays this process of grinding backwards, he creates the whole world back, but we know all the materials he ground already became dust in the grinding machine. He touches our deep emotion towards ‘important things’ by grinding all these into dust. Then, he just gives these back to us as only images he creates by playing the video backwards. Then, we think to ourselves, what was so important? Or was it really important? Shin’s philosophical approach by grinding lets us rethink our attachments and the attitude towards social constructs in the different dimensions of human life.' - by Mary Song

Mary Hyunhee Song is an independent curator from Korea. Her independent curatorial projects include: Foreigners? Aliens?? Shinhan Gallery, Seoul (2007); Minority Report, Gallery 175, Seoul (2007); and Young Collectors' Choice, Shinhan Securities Group, Seoul (2008). She is focused on collaboration with local artists for international projects and cultural exchange to reduce the gap between different cultures and misunderstanding. She writes regularly for her blogs, 'Mary Art Project', about her art experiences and information, and 'Mary Songster', about her travel and culinary experiences.

www.maryartproject.blogspot.com
www.marysongster.blogspot.com

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Artist Talk | Mark Parrish (Point B) in conversation with Maud Cotter
March 27th 2010 (11am -12:30pm)

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Point B is a self-sustained, artist-run International Worklodge for art and science professionals. The aim is to offer Lodgers unique studio lofts for periods of uninterrupted time. The studios can be used for ongoing research/art, on-site experimentation and are stimulated by cross-cultural influences. Lodgers will also benefit from monthly presentations, Open Studios and international as well as New York based networking.

The project stems from the belief that simplest acts of living can create the most complex pieces of art. By inventing a flexible platform for creative professionals constantly on the move, the project is exploring means and tools for the new nomadic lifestyle. Under the Point B umbrella, they are developing the concept of international Worklodges.

Point B Worklodge is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. International artists and creative professionals have used these unique lofts and network since 1996.

www.pointb.org

Mark Parrish (Point B) in conversation with artist Maud Cotter

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Artist Talk | Dermot Browne in conversation with Rory Mullins
March 23rd 2010 (6pm-7pm)

As part of the closing event of Dermot Browne’s Syntax Revealed exhibition, Rory Mullins will be hosting an artists’ questions and answers session in The Guesthouse.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010.
6pm-7pm.

Dermot Browne in conversation with Rory Mullins

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Reading | Trevor Joyce
March 3rd 2010

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Films in the Mezz | Claire Guerin presents Shaun O Connor’s Steamin’ + dreamin The Grandmaster Cash Story (2009)
March 1st 2010

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Claire Guerin presents Shaun O Connor’s ‘Steamin’ + dreamin’ The Grandmaster Cash Story’ (2009)

Steamin’ + Dreamin’: The Grandmaster Cash Story is the controversial and moving tale of a struggling young Cork musician. Our guide is YouTube sensation and Cork’s most infamous rapper, Grandmaster Cash. Through a series of shocking and hilarious interviews, we learn about his dreams and frustrations – and why Cork means so much to him. We hear opinions from key figures in the local music and political scenes, and reach some fascinating conclusions about the nature of hip-hop culture.
But just as the documentary is coming together, an unforeseen event causes major problems for the production – and a crisis of conscience for Grandmaster Cash. It might just take the intervention of a major Irish celebrity to sort things out…

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Exhibition | Dermot Browne Syntax Revealed
February 22nd – 21st March 2010

SYNTAX REVEALED' A Painting Installation, is largely about spaces. The works are situated in what is essentially a domestic space, in a real street, in a real town. What I sought to do is to situate these small paintings firmly in the context of the project room in The Guesthouse. To tie them to the space, I painted large sections of the walls with a number of household colours. The shapes and forms, which these areas take, also relate back to elements within the paintings. In this way, I hope to have “exploded” the meaning of what a painting (or these paintings) can be about.

This explosion or projection, or extension, of the works is very important within my practice. In this circumstance it has allowed me to really create one work throughout the whole room. There is a definite attempt to try to encompass the viewer in a full installation experience. But it is also hoped that the individual works can then be interacted with on a more personal level.

This moving between the actual works and the painted room, blurs the edges of where the works start and finish. A painted wall has a different visual intensity, than an actual fine art painting. But yet both are related. Design meets “high art” practice, both working at different levels.

To view a video of this installation by Rory Mullins paste this link into You Tube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni11oNxSVNc


Biography
Dermot Browne is an Irish artist who’s work is abstract in nature, and which has in recent years become about how means of exhibition and installation can affect the understanding of the art-work. He was born in Dublin, and over the past 4 years has worked and exhibited abroad mainly in Italy and Portugal . He is also the founder of GAIA PROJECTS a new artist’s group which seeks to: ”bring art and global awareness closer together in a productive and creative dialogue about how we live”.

www.gaiaprojects.org
www.leinstergallery.com
www.galeriagracabrandao.com

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Sunday Lunch | Delicioso : A celebration of Singles Awareness Day
February 14th 2010

Host Chef Sean Taylor
Video Projection of ‘THE STEPS’ and sound work ‘Kobe Flow’ by Sean Taylor
Performances by (Softday) & The Quite Club

You are invited to Sunday Lunch at the Guesthouse Sunday 14th February 3:00pm. Host chef Sean Taylor will cook a Mexican feast of amorous proportions. Sound performance by Softday (Sean Taylor + Mikael Fernstrom) and The Quiet Club + sound installation and video.

Please feel free to forward this invite to anybody you think would be interested.

The Sunday event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all that donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For the forthcoming event please bring something from the following list: ONIONS, GARLIC, COCOA, DARK CHOCOLATE, TINNED TOMATOES, DRIED OR TINNED BEANS, MAIZE MEAL

RSVP : the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com

B.Y.O. wine or beer

Sound performance by Softday (Sean Taylor + Mikael Fernstrom) + The Quite Club

www.softday.ie

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Exhibition | Angela Fulcher Out there 4 Man (Paloma Grey and Bluebell)
February 4th – 10th 2010

A new sculptural work by Angela Fulcher is presented by The Guesthouse.

Out There 4 Man (Paloma Grey and Bluebell) attempts to negotiate the ground between visionary architect Buckminster Fuller’s ideas for utopian living and the provisional townscapes of contemporary music festivals.

The artist will give an informal talk about the work during the evening.

Bring Your Own Bottle.

Viewing is also possible by appointment, evenings from 5th – 10th February. Please call +353 86 3404167

Angela Fulcher
Out There 4 Man (Paloma Grey and Bluebell)
Tents, dream-catcher, fur rug, clothing, strobe lights,
approx. 220 x 220 x 220cm

Biography
Angela Fulcher is a visual artist living and working in Cork City. She is a graduate of the Crawford College of Art and completed an MA in Visual Arts Practices at IADT Dun Laoghaire. Recent exhibitions have been at The Guesthouse Project in Cork, Occupy Space in Limerick and the LAB in Dublin. Working in the mediums of sculpture, installation and photography, current work explores spaces of organised leisure and the shared codes of understanding in how to use these spaces. Angela's artwork borrows from the design of these spaces and their abstract inference of possibilities and manoeuvres.

A Design For Life by Chris Clarke, review of Angela Fulcher's exhibition at The Guesthouse, click here.

www.angela-fulcher.com

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Films in the Mezz | Breda Lynch presents Leontine Sagan’s Madchen in Uniform (1931)
February 1st 2010

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Breda Lynch presents Leontine Sagan’s ‘Madchen in Uniform’ (1931)

The setting is a girls boarding school, the film never leaves this location, the girls have anti-establishment sentiments, there is a pivotal lesbian relationship, attempted suicide, overtly strict teachers, and a hysterical schoolgirl chaotic climax.

Inspired by Christa Winsloe’s play ‘Gestern und Heute’, Madchen in Uniform is one of the most memorable and moving of the pre-Hitler German talkies.

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Artist Talk + Readng | Peter Morgan + Judy Kravis
January 22nd 2010

Peter Morgan & Judy Kravis at The Guesthouse at 1 o'clock on Friday 22nd January.

Peter Morgan will talk about his show and publication Venice Why/Because and Judy Kravis will read from her new book The pataphysics of making bread. Bread and honey will be served.

Venice Why/Because documents and deflates the 53rd Venice Biennale, with text appropriated from the two catalogues.

The pataphysics of making bread, a four-year baking diary, documents and inflates the morphing loaf.

Peter Morgan
My practice has always been diverse, using a variety of media. The work has been published, broadcast, exhibited and collected. The process is often collaborative in nature. The work has often spanned many years in the making, both collecting and editing, from appropriated images and objects derived from sources as diverse as portraits from the New Yorker magazine 1997 - 2007, to nails sifted from the ashes of over 4,000 fires between 1987 and 2001.The material gathered has ranged in content from the humble loaf of bread, the staple of life, to contemporary art auction catalogues. The various presentation formats are often en masse in grid structures and have a repeated form that is dependent on being seen as a single piece.

Judy Kravis
Has published poetry, short fiction and many artist’s books (with artist Peter Morgan) as well as verbal/visual history and a book on Mallarmé. Recent books include How to write round things, and The pataphysics of making bread. Her poems have appeared in many magazines in Ireland, UK, Europe and America, as well as on the streets of Dublin during the 2011 Upstart poster campaign. Her fiction appears regularly in The Dublin Review. She lives in County Cork, looks after a large garden and likes to read and write outdoors.

Judy Kravis and Peter Morgan
Started Road Books in 1992 after a long road trip to Italy and back, and have produced over twenty artist’s books, multiple, limited edition and one-off, under Road Books and its imprints Boreen Books, Highway Books and Byways Productions. Their most recent collaboration is Mesmerized, commissioned by the Engage Arts Festival in Bandon, 2010.

www.roadbooks.ie

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Films in the Mezz | Elinor Rivers presents Tony Gatlif’s Exils (2004)
January 11th 2010

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Elinor Rivers presents Tony Gatlif’s ‘Exils’ (2004)

Exils is a peculiar kind of road-movie, which explores two apparently contradictory themes – the need for individual freedom and the need to belong somewhere, two of the most basic human instincts. It is the thirteenth full-length film from Tony Gatlif, a director whose very distinctive brand of cinema - combining social drama with colourful portrayals of other cultures has earned him widespread critical acclaim. Like the central characters in this film, the experience of making Exils allowed Gatlif to revisit his origins in Algeria.

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Films in the Mezz | Maximilian Le Cain presents Patrick Deval's Acephale (1968)
December 14th 2009

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Maximilian Le Cain presents Patrick Deval ‘Acephale’ (1968)

With its title taken from Georges Bataille’s journal Acéphale (literally, a headless man, but figuratively expressing the need to go beyond rational ways of thinking), Deval’s film is the most literary of the Zanzibar works. The film opens with an illustrative image: a head in the process of being shaved, in close up. This image is accompanied not by the sound of an electric razor but an electric saw, suggesting the need to achieve a tabula rasa by radical means. The story follows the adventures of a young man and his friends as they wander through a barely recognizable post–May 1968 Paris. In documenting the by-gone expressions and gestures of the ’68 generation in France, Acéphale becomes something of an anthropological film that reveals the rites and beliefs of the ideological novitiates.

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Sunday Lunch | Peter Morgan + Judy Kravis
December 13th 2009

HOST CHEFS: Mick O Shea + Irene Murphy

DIGESTION
JUDY KRAVIS reads from The pataphysics of making bread
PETER MORGAN Exhibition Opening Venice Why/Because
Sound installation by Sean Taylor

Any artists’ collaboration is a meeting of radicals. Not to agree, but to make sparks fly between media. Judy Kravis writes about the practice of making bread in a four-year diary. Peter Morgan brings the Venice Biennale back to the Venice of Ireland in 150 tiny images and four pages of text. She amplifies the everyday; he reduces the pinnacle of international art. Two different kinds of digestion.

The pataphysics of making bread by Judy Kravis - What the baker sees when she kneads, what she hears on the radio, her lurking stories and idle thoughts. At the centre, the morphing loaf. Different yet the same, week by week. With sourdough recipe.

The Sunday event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all that donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For the forthcoming event please bring something from the following list: All things italian: Anchovies, Parmesan cheese, risotto rice, sea salt, mozarella cheese, canned tomatoes, panettoni, amoretti, ricotta, basil, ground almonds, dried mushrooms, white flour,cream.

R.S.V.P : the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com

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Venice Why/Because

Peter Morgan brings the Venice Biennale back to the Venice of Ireland in 150 tiny images and four pages of text. A collage of photographs documenting the 53rd Venice Biennale and text appropriated from the two exhibition catalogues:- a highly ambiguous statement. Why? Because. Sound installation by Sean Taylor

The 53rd Venice Biennale, entitled Making Worlds, represents the pinnacle of international art. Like so many other visitors, I documented the show, found the appropriate viewpoint, pressed the shutter, and moved on to the next artwork.

In the Arsenale I photographed two enormous doors with a chink of light flooding through, immediately I was joined by another visitor who began to photograph these same doors, and I wondered if they were uncertain as to whether these two doors were an artwork.

I bought the two enormous catalogues and read the various statements by eminent curators who attempt to throw light upon their chosen artists. From these two catalogues I extracted minuscule phrases and created a highly ambiguous statement, Why/Because.

The Italian word “perché” translated into English means both why and because. This amused me. Why? Because.

Exhibition viewing by appointment. Contact Irene on 086 871 3644

Peter Morgan Venice Why/Because 2010
Photograph courtesy of Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan
Peter Morgan's practice has always been diverse, using a variety of media. The work has been published, broadcast, exhibited and collected. The process is often collaborative in nature. The work has often spanned many years in the making, both collecting and editing, from appropriated images and objects derived from sources as diverse as portraits from the New Yorker magazine 1997 - 2007, to nails sifted from the ashes of over 4,000 fires between 1987 and 2001.The material gathered has ranged in content from the humble loaf of bread, the staple of life, to contemporary art auction catalogues. The various presentation formats are often en masse in grid structures and have a repeated form that is dependent on being seen as a single piece.

Judy Kravis
Has published poetry, short fiction and many artist’s books (with artist Peter Morgan) as well as verbal/visual history and a book on Mallarmé. Recent books include How to write round things, and The pataphysics of making bread. Her poems have appeared in many magazines in Ireland, UK, Europe and America, as well as on the streets of Dublin during the 2011 Upstart poster campaign. Her fiction appears regularly in The Dublin Review. She lives in County Cork, looks after a large garden and likes to read and write outdoors.

Judy Kravis and Peter Morgan
Started Road Books in 1992 after a long road trip to Italy and back, and have produced over twenty artist’s books, multiple, limited edition and one-off, under Road Books and its imprints Boreen Books, Highway Books and Byways Productions. Their most recent collaboration is Mesmerized, commissioned by the Engage Arts Festival in Bandon, 2010.

www.roadbooks.ie

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Films in the Mezz | Dr Fergal Gaynor presents Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condo (1975)
November 16th 2009

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Dr Fergal Gaynor presents Sydney Pollack’s ‘Three Days of the Condor’ (1975)

A suspense drama set in contemporary New York City and considered an exposition of the moral ambiguity of the actions of the United States government following the Vietnam War and Watergate. It stars Robert Redford as an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency who inadvertently becomes involved in a deadly power struggle within the agency.

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Seesound | An Evening of Film with Live Sound
November 6th 2009

The Guesthouse presents Seesound, An Evening of Film with Live Sound coinciding with the Cork Film Festival.

SEESOUND is an annual event where a selection of sound and moving image makers are invited to collaborate and create new audio visual works that explore the dialogue between sound and image.
This event will present improvised sound, improvised video performances, composed sound and composed video works in a series of audio visual screenings.

The Quiet Club.................................................Irene Murphy Postcard
MERSK with Francis Heery...........................Collette Nolan Wolfman
Paul Hegarty Destructive Conversation......Claire Guerin VJing
Ian Helliwell......................................................Ian Helliwell super 8 films.

This is a free event but it is ticketed and these are available at the Film Festival office in the Opera House. Starts at 7:30 (Limited to 30 people)

Ian Helliwell is currently artist in residence at The Guesthouse and will be presenting a series of talks and screenings at the Cork Film Festival.

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Artist Talk | Ian Helliwell
November 4th 2009
(1pm)

In association with the Cork Film Festival

Ian Helliwell presents Cameraless Films and Soundtracks with Helliwell Instruments

Ian Helliwell is an audio-visual artist whose work encompasses short experimental films and the composition of electronic music with instruments he designs and builds himself. He has screened and performed widely at festivals throughout the world. He is currently artist in residence at The Guesthouse.

Cameraless films
Since he first started making films at the start of the 1990s, direct animation – drawing on, scratching, bleaching and hand colouring of Super 8 – has been one of Helliwell’s major concerns. This programme looks at an area of experimental filmming where the camera takes a back seat, and for the main ralisation of the idea, dispenses with it altogether.

Soundtracks with Helliwell instruments
Music and electronic sound is central to Helliwell’s art and life, and features prominently in all of his films. He has been building a range of Hellitron tone generators since the beginning of the 1990s, making soundtracks to his own work as well as for silent 8mm prints.Here Ian presents several vintage archive films to which he has composed electronic scores, and will play live with his self-built Hellisizer 1000 to his ongoing film collage Holes, started over 15 years ago and still being added to.

www.ianhelliwell.co.uk

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Sunday Lunch | The Stuff Of Ritual
November 1st 2009

Sunday Lunch : The Stuff of Ritual

Talk: Graham Parkes
Slideshow: Helle Helsner
Performance: Brian Conniffe
Film Screening : Ian Helliwell

You are invited to participate in “The Stuff of Ritual” Sunday 1st November at 3:00pm.

Please bring with you an item / signifier of ritual which has personal or cultural significance. The items will be categorised, photographed and displayed for the duration of the event. The photographs will later be exhibited on The Guesthouse website and Tom Barry’s as a Light Box exhibition.

The Sunday event is made possible through the generosity of its guests, thanks to all that donated to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For the stuff of ritual event please bring some of the following: butter, tea, plain white flour, sugar, barm brack, dead bone cookies (or any other variety of cookies or crackers), bread of the dead (or any other variety of bread).

B.Y.O wine or beer.

Prof. Graham Parkes is Head of Philosophy in UCC. His research interests include Comparative Philosophy (Continental European, Chinese, and Japanese), Environmental Philosophies, Philosophy of Literature and Film.

Helle Helsner is a Danish Sculptor and Painter. She lives and works outside Kinsale, Co. Cork from where she also runs workshops.

Please CLICK HERE to go to the Gallery section of this website to view images of objects photographed from this event.

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Films in the Mezz | Dr. David Brancaleone presents Jean Luc Goddard films
October 26th 2009

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Dr. David Brancaleone presents Jean Luc Goddard films

De L’Origine du XXle Siecle (2000) 46”
The Old Place (1999) 16”
Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo (1993) 2”

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Sunday Lunch | Roland Etzin & Tobias Schmitt
October 4th 2009

Host Chefs: Mick O Shea + Irene Murphy
Performance: Gruenrekorder/Roland Etzin & Tobias Schmitt/Acrylnimbus

As ever lunches are made possible by the generosity of its guests so please bring something for the larder. Lunch chefs will be Mick O Shea cooking something of a Portugese nature (choco s/tinta) and desert by Irene Murphy (nata bolo).

Performance @ 4:30pm by Sound Artist Roland Etzin (Frankfurt am Main/Gruenrekorder). Roland has collected sounds from the Shandon area during his current residency in The Guesthouse and will be using these in a concert with fellow Gruenrekorder artist Tobias Schmitt (Frankfurt am Main/Acrylnimbus).

www.gruenrekorder.de
www.acrylnimbus.de

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Culture Night | Upper Room Exhibition
September 25th 2009

The Cork Artists Collective invite you to join them on Culture Night Friday 25th for a talk and tour of the studios in Library House on Dean Street at 5:30pm-6:30pm and afterwards at the Guesthouse on Chapel Street for an exhibition of work 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Download the Culture Night brochure for further listings here.

Upper Room Exhibition
Aisling Bradley, Dobz O Brien, Billy Foley, Catherine Harty, Morgan Keaveney, Colette Lewis, Deirdre McPhillips, Rory Mullins, Irene Murphy, Collette Nolan, Mick O Shea.

Culture Night at The Guesthouse

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Sunday Lunch| iD Project
August 16th 2009

iD Project : Presentation in Cork, Ireland

Sunday Lunch will be hosted by Terminal 08, SKART and Salon Bruit. They will be presenting documentation of the iD Project that took place from 5th till 12th of June in Gozow, Poland. There will be a sound performance after with Séamus O’Donnell from Salon Bruit, Berlin.

*iD - an international collaborative project examining the creation and expression of artistic identity*

iD Project: an international site-specific project that took place in Gorzow, Poland, from 5-12th June 2009. Organised by Cork-based artist Bartek Nowak with SKART (Cork), Salon Bruit (Berlin), and Association Strefa Sztuki (Gorzow), and hosted by the Municipal Centre of Art (MOS) Gorzow. The project brought together over 40 artists from Ireland, England, Germany, Poland, U.S., Switzerland, Netherlands, France and Japan for a week-long exhibition, concerts, workshops and presentations addressing the issue of artistic identity.

www.skart.wordpress.com
www.terminal08.org
www.salonbruit.org

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Films in the Mezz | Sean Bonney presents Quatermass the Pit
July 7th 2009

In association with the National Sculpture Factory and The Avant

‘Quatermass & the Pit’ presented by Sean Bonney

Through the magic of projection, the classic sci-fi horror film from 1967, Quatermass & the Pit will be shown in The Guesthouse at 7:30 tonight.

“Terror, five million years old, spills into our time to make two worlds collide”…

Bring your own libations!

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Artist Talk | Kristin Posehn
July 2nd 2009

Kristin Posehn is a conceptual artist currently based in the Netherlands who primarily uses photography to create sculptural installations that re-interpret architecture. She is currently in residence at The Guesthouse and will be giving a talk at 6pm on the 2nd of July.

www.kposehn.com

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Films in the Mezz | Matt Packer presents Peter Lennon's Rocky Road to Dublin
June 8th 2009

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Matt Packer presents Peter Lennon’s ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’ (1967)

Rocky Road to Dublin is a 1967 documentary film by Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and French cinematographer Raoul Coutard, examining the contemporary state of the Republic of Ireland, posing the question, "what do you do with your revolution once you've got it?" It argues that Ireland was dominated by cultural isolationism, Gaelic and clerical traditionalism at the time of its making.

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Artist Talk | Cork Midsummer Festival Conversations
June 16th-27th 2009

In association with the Cork Midsummer Festival, The Guesthouse presents a series of meets, greets and eats with producers, actors, artists and exhibitionists.

These events are free and open to all at The Guesthouse at 4.00pm (except David Sherry @ 7.00pm).

Please bring something for the table…

Tuesday 16th: David Leddy
Saturday 20th: Mikey Martins & Moray Bresnihan
Sunday 21st: Christian Eisenberger
Monday 22nd: Vox Motus & Asylum Productions
Tuesday 23rd: Corcadorca
Wednesday 24th: Bluemouth Inc. & Hammergrin
Thursday 25th: David Greig, Ray Scannell & Jack Healy
Saturday 27th: Sol Pico @ 4pm David Sherry @ 7pm

www.corkmidsummer.com

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Sunday Lunch | Claire Guerin Visual Music and 100 years of Vjing | Persons & Tarseer
May 24th 2009

Host Chefs: Wayne Dunlea & Rory O Brien
Presentation by Claire Guerin ‘Visual Music and 100 years of Vjing’
Performance by Persons & Tarseer (www.myspace.com/tarseer)

This event will feature a performance by Persons Tarseer, followed by a presentation by Claire Guerin entitled: ‘Visual Music and 100 Years of Vjing’ and lunch will be hosted by Wayne Dunlea.

All attendees to lunch will be requested to bring something for the larder as a contribution to the continuation of this project, the object from the larder can be something from the following list or can be something of your choice. This week the kitchen needs : coffee, pasta, black plastic bags, napkins, sweet things and chorizo.

The first thirty to RSVP may attend the lunch, and the presentation and music are open to all (at 4:30-ish)…

Claire Guerin gives a presentation on Visual Music and 100 years of Vjing

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The Guesthouse LAUNCH Event
May 22nd 2009

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Saturday Lunch | Harry Moore & Paul Hegarty
April 18th 2009

Host Chefs : Ann Quinn + Harry Moore
Performance by Harry Moore & Paul Hegarty

Menu: Mother-in-laws Tripe / Potent Poitin Trifle
Tripe is an offal food type usually from the stoamch of cattle and sheep. It is a traditional dish in Cork city that is cooked for several hours in water and milk and served with boiled spud.

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Exhibition | 6x2x2
April 17 – 15 May 2009

A series of six exhibitions: one international artist selected by one international curator, one Irish artist selected by Dobz O'Brien, Irish curator.

Ciara Moore (Dublin) + curator David Dobz O Brien (Cork)
Sebastian Buerkner (Berlin) + curator Anders Smebye (Oslo)

Ciara Moore makes extensive use of experiments and other documentation derived from ethnologists, behavioral ecologists, archaeologists and philosophical writings, which explore the relationship between humans and animals.

Sebastian Buerkner, through the sophisticated use of Flash technology, creates surreal narratives which challenge perceptions of space and time, suggesting a duality between the conscious and subconscious.

Biographies

Ciara Moore is a visual artist based in Dublin. She graduated with a BA in painting from NCAD and received her MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD in 2007. She is a recipient of the CAP Foundation Award in 2000 and the Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award in 2002. She has also participated in the Pépinières Européennes pour Jeune Artistes, with a three-month residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Crete. In 2008 she was the inaugural recipient of the National Sculpture Factory’s Ireland/Australia Residency Exchange at the University of Tasmania, ArtSpace in Sydney, and Monash University in Melbourne.

Sebastian Buerkner studied painting in Germany then moved to London to complete his fine art education with an MA at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2002, where he was awarded a Fellowship Residency the following year. His work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows internationally. Since 2004 his art practice has shifted exclusively to animation. Solo exhibitions have included Lounge Gallery, Whitechapel Project Space, The Showroom, Tramway Glasgow and Sketch. www.sebastianbuerkner.com

David Dobz O’Brien has been working as an artist and independent curator in the area of collaborative practice, site specificy and social intervention for over ten years now. It began with the founding of the interventionist art group Art / not art and ultimately culminated in its nadir point, the co-curation of the internationally renowned Cork Caucus in 2005.

Anders Smebye is an artist and a curator. He has studied at the Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo, Chelsea College of Art, London and at the Universitet der Kunst, Berlin. The has exhibited widely across Scandinavia and is the founding member of the gallery and project space Bastard, now one of the leading lights in the Oslo art scene.
www.bastardoslo.blogspot.com

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Sunday Lunch | Vicky Langan vinyl presentation | Mick O Shea & Gavin Prior
April 5th 2009

Host Chef Vicky Langan
Vinyl presentation by Vicky Langan
Performance by Mick O Shea & Gavin Prior

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Films in the Mezz | Catherine Harty presents Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac
March 30th 2009

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Catherine Harty presents ‘Cul-de-sac’ by Roman Polanski
7pm @ The Guesthouse

Cul-de-sac is a 1966 British psychological thriller directed by the Franco-Polish director Roman Polanski. It was Polanski's second film in English, written by himself and Gérard Brach. Produced by Gene Gutowski.

The film begins with gangster Dickie (Stander) pushing his broken-down car through rising seawater while his companion Albie (MacGowran) lies inside, bleeding from a gunshot wound after a bungled robbery. Cut off by the unexpected rising tide, they are on the only road to a bleak and remote tidal island where, in a dark castle on a hilltop, the effeminate and neurotic George (Pleasence) lives with his luscious young wife Teresa (Dorléac). Dickie then proceeds to hold the two hostage while awaiting rescue by his boss, the mysterious Katelbach, even throughout an unexpected visit from one of George's old work colleagues.

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Performance | Mathias Forge & Leo Dumont | The Quite Club | Jesse Ronneau & John Godfrey
March 25th 2009

Mathias Forge & Leo Dumont
The Quite Club
Jesse Ronneau & John Godfrey

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Sunday Lunch | Mick Fitzgerald vinyl presentation | Andrea Bonino & Francis Heery
March 8th 2009

Host Chef Harry Moore
Vinyl Presentation ‘Uneeda Passions’ presented by Mick Fitzgerald
Performance - Andrea Bonino & Francis Heery

Mick Fitzgerald presents his vinyl presentation ‘Uneeda Passions’

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Films in the Mezz | Trevor Joyce presents Bella Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
March 2nd 2009

In association with the National Sculpture Factory

Trevor Joyce presents Bella Tarr's ‘Werckmeister Harmonies’ (2000)
7pm @ The Guesthouse

"The story of Werckmeister Harmonies is taken from The Melancholy of Resistance, a 1989 novel by László Krasznahorkai, who has been one of Tarr's collaborators on his three most recent films. These include Damnation (1987), with which he began to win an international audience, and the seven-hour Sátántangó (1994), of which Susan Sontag remarked: "I'd be glad to see it every year for the rest of my life."

The new film is set in winter, in a small, bleak town in the Hungarian plain, to which a showman brings a stuffed whale, accompanied by a mysterious shamanistic character called the Prince. The town is suffering from neglect: its services are decaying, its crafts are dying out and the drunks outnumber the sober. But the arrival of the whale, a reminder of another world, jolts the population out of its lassitude. The Prince capitalises on the beginnings of unrest, encouraging a mob to set off on a homicidal rampage that takes in the destruction of the town's hospital.

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Sunday Lunch | Danny McCarthy vinyl presentation | Sunfish
January 25th 2009

Host Chefs The Domestic Godless
Vinyl Presentation by Danny McCarthy ‘This is not a DJ set’
Performance by Sunfish

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Artist Talk | Fables by Dan Murphy, Maleonn, Sandra Minchin and Mick Ryan
January 21st 2009

Fables is an artist-led adventure involving artists, studios and galleries in Tralee, Cork and Shanghai, and features new work by Dan Murphy (Irish, from Tralee), Sandra Minchin (Irish, from Cork), Maleonn (Chinese, from Shanghai) and Mick Ryan (Irish, living in Shanghai)

Dan Murphy, an artist / photographer based in Tralee, also curated Fables. According to Murphy, Fables looks at "the way artists in post-Mao China and post-whatever-Ireland-was-in-the-eighties use folk-style narratives to comment on the political and cultural state of contemporary society, with a nod in the direction of the Brothers Grimm and the Marx Brothers".

Fables travels to Shanghai where it will be shown as part of Ireland Week, a festival of Irish culture that takes place from 10-15 March, 2009, with the support of Culture Ireland. ’Fables’ will be shown in the Cork Institute of Technology as part of Art Fest 2009 (19 - 27 March 2009) in association with Cork City Council’s twinning project with the city of Shanghai.

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Sunday Lunch | John Bryrne vinyl presentation | Karen Power & The Quite Club
January 11th 2009

Host Chef Mick O Shea & Claire Guerin ‘Lough Korma’
Vinyl presentation by John Byrne
Performance by Karen Power & The Quite Club

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Sunday Lunch | Paul Hegarty vinyl presentation | The Quite Club | Irene Murphy
December 14th 2008

Host Chef: Treasa O Brien (filmmaker/curator)
Gramaphone listening session presented by Paul Hegarty
Improvised sound performance form The Quite Club with a slideshow ‘Diorama’ by Irene Murphy.

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Exhibition | ±PLUS/MINUS
August 17th 2008

±Plus/Minus is an arts project initiated and curated by SKART (Cork)
Ireland that brought together 4 Irish artists, 4 Öland -based artists, and a Danish artist in Sättra, Öland, Sweden, for 2 weeks in February 2008 to make and present work responding to the surroundings. The artists were based in Sättra on the island of Öland, Sweden from 18th -29th February, and presented their work in two events – first in/around Yellow Box Art & Music Centre, Sättra, Sweden on 28th February and in The Guesthouse on August 17th 2008.

‘±’ is a symbol used in science and engineering to show ‘tolerance’ – expected, allowable, or unavoidable variation. The project aims to investigate the intrinsic contrasts in our environment, and explore the possibilities that a change of location can bring.

Artist involved are: Helle Kvamme, Irene Murphy, Malin Lindmark-Vrijman, Kevin Flanagan, Mathieu Vrijman, Morten Espersen, Sharon McCarthy, Kalle Runeson, Kevin Tuohy. The nine artists work in a wide range of materials – film, paint, sound, electricity, ceramics, performance, intervention and installation.

SKART Artist Collaboration is a Cork City-based group founded in 2006 who aim to develop and support artist-led projects in Ireland and abroad. SKART projects aim to be a collaboration between artists, public, and venue.

Yellow Box is an art and music centre based in Sättra on Öland in Sweden that aims to encourage collaborations and site-specific events.

www.skart.wordpress.com
www.yellowboxyes.com
www.hellekvamme.se

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SoundEye | A Festival of the Arts of the Word
July 4th 2008


www.soundeye.org

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SAFEHOUSE | A one day Noise Event
April 19th 2008

A series of live performances at 15:00. 18:00 & 20:00
Performances by S.A.F.E. & The Quite Club and a talk presented by Tony Langlois. Organized by artist Claire Guerin and noise artist and writer Paul Hegarty (S.A.F.E).

SAFE is a Cork based noise art group inspired by Japanese noise and groups like Nurse With Wound. They make their noise from field recordings, no fx, fx, microphones, keyboard and sometimes metals or a bass. Pre-recorded materials are multilayered, mixed, tweaked etc with electronics in live improvisation.

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A Domestic Godless Event | Hannover Kunstverin

The Domestic Godless are Stephen Brandes, Irene Murphy and Mick O'Shea and formed in 2003 as a response to the conservative nature of the Irish palate and to break a number of food taboos. Spurning the supermarket shelves and instead scouring the hedgerows, pet shops and the darkest corners of the local vitualler, we have brought to light delicacies that years ago would have roused a chorus of “Hail Mary’s” from Malin Head to Roche’s Point. Now, thanks to us, Vietnamese swamp eel, gannet rissoles and Yemeni goats tongue salad are set to overtake bacon and cabbage as national favourite dishes

Never mind the haddock,

We are the Domestic Godless


Rene Zechlin, director of the Hannover Kunstverein and patrons of the Hannover Kunstverein visit Cork and a have gastronomic experience at The Guesthouse.

www.kunstverein-hannover.de

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Radio ON
September 12th - 16th 2007

A public art project by artist Dobz O’Brien and Patricia Baker.

Radio ON was a public art project devised, programmed, produced and curated by artists Dobz O’Brien and Patricia Baker. It was a fully licensed broadcast Radio station which ran from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th September 2007. Radio ON broadcasted for five days from 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. and had a broadcast range of 40miles taking in Cork City and its environs. Our studio was set in the heart of the Shandon, an inner city location and community.

Radio ON focus was on Shandon, the local; the city of Cork; Ireland and the International; localities of the world. This project created a public interface, a space for creativity, thought, dialogue, debate and uncertainty, between individuals and communities, both local and global. The content was focused around artistic, political and social issues that have a local and international relevance. Each day was themed and the conversations, lectures, live composition and debates, will grow out of these, starting points.

The project was devised as a means of investigating issues that relate directly to art, publics, politics and society. While the Radio ON project had a very public aspect through its 5 days of free and open broadcast, it was conceived as an ongoing collaborative and participatory project with intensive research at its centre.

Generated through their differing perspectives and positions the artists Dobz O’Brien and Patricia Baker have engaged in an interdisciplinary research process which, is gathering together a diverse range of specialised individuals, intellectuals and creatives to create a space, an in-between space, for new publics and communities to be formed or found. This in-between space is a space where the sites for collaboration and participation fluctuate constantly between our on-air guests and our listening publics. It is a space that causes tensions between the political reality and opportunities of art engaging in the public realm and its ability to transformed the everyday.

In the words of Chantal Mouffe “public art is not art in the public space but an art that institutes a public space, a space for common action among people”.

Biography

David Dobz O’Brien has been working as an artist and independent curator in the area of collaborative practice, site specificy and social intervention for over ten years now. It began with the founding of the interventionist art group Art / not art and ultimately culminated in its nadir point, the co-curation of the internationally renowned Cork Caucus in 2005.

Patricia Baker has been working towards a greater understanding of social contexts and issues through her imaginative programming as a Festival Director, most recently at Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival 2006. In recognition of shared researches and areas of overlap, they began the process of devising a collaborative project to deepen their understanding development and criticiality in the area of socially engaged art practices. The intersection between their practices was the catalyst to work collaboratively on a project that pushes the boundaries of art’s possibilities of communication and engagement.

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SoundEye | A Festival of the Arts of the Word
July 6- 2007

www.soundeye.org

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Matt Packer | Video Presentation
June 24th 2007

Matt Packer (curator/artist) presents work by video artists Florian Roithmayr, Chris Cornish, Adam Chodzko, Paul Lewis and Sladjan Nedelijovic.

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Tuesday Lunch Events
September 2007- 2008

Tuesday Lunch was an ongoing weekly event in The Guesthouse, initiated in September 2007 by Irene Murphy and Claire Guerin and continued for 15 months. It was an open invitation for people to visit the building and meet new people interested in collaborative practices or who wanted to keep up to date with events and happenings in and outside Cork city and in The Guesthouse. The lunch event was self-sustaining in that guests volunteered to host future lunch events or present a talk, screening, performance afterwards.

‘It enabled us to think about programming an art space in a different way. The Lunches would only exists as long as people felt a need to share their work with others, and in that context it was very successful and self sustaining. By introducing food into the equation, you make the guests feel welcome.. and you also have people calling up for lunch for events they might not normally attend. All the guests donated an item to the larder, and that kept our food stocked up which kept the budget for the lunches low. We have a wide variety of practitioners at all the lunch events and there are always new faces too.’ –Claire Guerin

Host Chefs included : Irene Murphy, Claire Guerin, Mick O Shea, Ronan Lane, Collette Nolan, Tim Fuery, Kenji Endo, Dawn Hourigan, Nicholas Burnham, Harry Moore, Maddie Leach, Gary Bridle, Anthony Fleuri, Stephen Brandes, Hironari Kabato, Niall O Brien, Tony Langois, Kieran Curtin, St Johns Central College Photographic Studies students & Crawford Art College students. Artist presentations/performances included Gaelle Rouard & Etienne Caire, Matteus Forge & The Quite Club, Mark Clare, Gary Bridle Doireann O Malley & Caroline McCarthy.

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