Friday, July 31, 2015

Culture File: Carsten Holler

A ride on a Carsten Holler slide is to the 21st century what seeing a Piero della Francesca fresco was to the 20th

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Culture File: The History of The Humble Donkey

Jill Bough on the history, art and meanings of the always humble donkey.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 28

This Weekly comes from Galway International Arts Festival, where we make a mindful progress through the city's Woodquay area with choreographer, Bernadette Divilly, we encounter the cacophony of a rehearsal by New Zealand's Live Live Cinema; meet Italian ?film composer, Teho Teardo ? and get tactile with the creations of Patricia Piccinini.

Culture File: Eimear Murphy (Propmaker)

Propmaker for The Abbey's By The Bog of Cats, Eimear Murphy, on the alchemy of feathers ?and? fake blood.

Culture File: Discover Ireland Horse Show

At the RDS, anticipation is building along with an unfeasible high wall for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

Monday, July 27, 2015

Culture File: Teardo's Music for Enda Walsh

Teardo wrote the music for Enda Walsh's Ballyturk, as well as music for Frank McGuinness' The Matchbox, the later of which premiered at the festival.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Culture File: Galway's Sky Whale

Patricia Piccinini's hot air balloon, Sky Whale, uses fairground fun to speculate on the future of life on earth

Culture File: Live Live Cinema

Roger Corman's cult, The Little Shop of Horrors gets a makeover from Live Live Cinema's cast of live foley artists

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Culture File Mapping Woodquay

Importing "community mapping" techniques from the First Peoples in Canada to create new maps of Woodquay, Galway.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Culture File: Walking Woodquay

Walking Woodquay Wisdom is project to remap Woodquay in Galway, using walking, storytelling - and even mapmaking.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 27

This weekly, we're all about legacies, from making memorials of Irish engineering history on the Dublin quays, to curating the tweets and Spotify lists of the departed, rebooting "early Music" into Irish "New Music" and taking stock of the inhumanly large cache of Leipzig choral music produced by Kapellmeister of Thomaskirche, JS Bach.

Culture File: A Day in the Life of JS Bach

A day in the life of the Kapelmaster of Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the frighteningly industrious Herr Bach.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Culture File: Dublin's Diving Bell

Victorian engineering genius, Bindon Blood Stoney's innovative diving bell finds new life in Dublin.

Culture File Weekly No. 26

This weekly, a date by the video wall with artist, James Coupe, who is using collaborators he's never even spoken to -- to create his work; we go on manoeuvres with the guerilla filmakers of KinoD; and downshift amongst the bubbling brooks and brimming growlers of stout in West Kerry Brewery.

Culture File: What's your digital legacy?

What's your digital legacy and who'll curate it when you're gone? Aisling Kelliher on digital life after death.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Culture File: Kevin O' Connell Early Music

Rebooting Byrd, Dowland, Couperin and other early music giants in composer, Kevin O’Connell's latest, Early Music.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Culture File: Virtual Reality

The Apollo 11 Experience is a kind of fairground ride for the eyes, seating you alongside Neil Armstrong & chums.

Culture File: Photographing Erris Head with Amelia Stein

An airlift, via the lens of photographer Amelia Stein, to the rugged, rocky North Mayo coastline of the Erris Peninsula.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Culture File: Post Internet Art

What is post-internet art? And why? Media theorist, Florian Cramer on an art world obsession

Culture File: Mechanical Turk

Artist, James Coupe's "General Intellect" uses’s Mechanical Turk system to hire an army of collabrotors

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Culture File: Beoir Chorca Dhuibhne

A visit to the West Kerry brewery cum twittering homestead with a spring, with mountains to the rear and the sea to the front, where they make a beer which one American critic described as about as close to Guinness as Guinness is to Budweiser.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Culture File: Kino Kabaret

Kino kabarets are mini film festivals for which all the film are conceived, cast, shot, edited and presented over the course of a couple of days by a mix of amateurs and professionals

Monday, July 6, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 25

This weekly, a trip to Clonmel to hear how a group of young artists are gathering the town's stories, to the beach, to discover how binge-watching helps us see The Addams Family for what they really are, on to IMMA to celebrate the art of the collective and brand wrangler, Eoghan Nolan, on "native advertising".

Culture File: Osmontheque

Paris' Osmotheque is on a mission to save all the world's scents - and even bring some back from the dead.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Culture File: Clonmel Junction

Canadian artist, Cathy Gordon and a team of local artists go hunting for belongings and their stories in Clonmel

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Culture File: Artist-led Archive

Megs Morley's Irish Artist-led Archive attempts to learn the lesson of 40 years of art created by more than 70 artist groups and collectives.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Culture File: Decoding a New Ad World

Content marketing? Product placement? Native advertising? Brand wrangler, Eoghan Nolan decodes a new ad world.