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RESISTANCE IS FERTILE STEP 1, ‘REFUGE IN FAUXTOPIA’

Location: Auditorium Van Abbe Museum
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Convened by: Vaari Claffey with Sam Keogh
Presenters: Vaari Claffey, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Sam Keogh, Dr Tina Kinsella, Our Table – Michelle Darmody Lucky, Seamus Nolan, Grace Weir
Accompanied by Sarah Grimes on drums
With thanks to Culture Ireland

Resistance is Fertile is a multi-platform project which proposes the development of a set of counter-pragmatics for cultural production designed to generate altered modes of operation in situations of emergency or where resistance is required.   It looks to provoke strategies which are not mimetic of currently normalised ‘pragmatics’ but which disrupt, queer, oppose or reconstruct them.

The project proposes and problematizes Ireland as the site of a cultural ‘safe house’ to provide shelter for those practices and practitioners that are threatened by current or impending political or cultural conditions. This forces the necessity for some self-examination on behalf of the hosting country.

This first iteration, ‘Refuge in Fauxtopia’, begins this process by looking at the history of shelter in Ireland as that of a kind of ‘false-friend’.  In linguistics, a ‘false-friend’ is a word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person’s native language, but a different meaning.

https://vanabbemuseum.nl/en/programme/programme/becoming-more-26-may/

HyperNormalisation

Paper Visual Art Journal will host an event at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, to discuss some elements of the recent work by British filmmaker Adam Curtis, particularly his 2016 essay-film Hypernormalisation. We have invited Alice Butler of the Irish Film Institute, Francis Halsall of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and independent filmmaker Tadhg O’Sullivan (The Great Wall) to contribute to this discussion. The major focus of the talk will be the content and form of Curtis’s argumentation in this film and how this form of argumentation has evolved from earlier works.

This event has been kindly supported by the Arts Council.

Eventbrite link here.

An audio recording of the conversation will be made available on the PVA website subsequently.



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