Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Culture File: Yang Wang Preston's Mother River

Yang Wang Preston's "deep mapping" photo project shot the Yangtze from the Tibetan plateau down into Shanghai

Monday, January 30, 2017

Culture File: Say 你好 (Nǐ hǎo) to the Chicken

Welcoming the Year of the Chicken (or Rooster, or ?) in Kevin Hui's family business, China Sichuan Restaurant

Friday, January 27, 2017

Culture File Xtra: Hóngbāo?

Got your Hóngbāo ready? Preparing for tonight's @dcnyf with @ChinaSichuanD18 Kevin Hui 6.05pm @RTElyricfm @LyricLorcan

Culture File: The End of Airports

Chris Schaberg finds the hidden texts of air travel in everything from snacks, to wheelie bags to, er, the toilets

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Culture File: Waiting at the Gate P1

What does your wheelie bag mean? How about those overhead bins? Dr. Chris Schaberg decodes air travel for a living

Culture File: Troy Town Art Pottery

Aaron Angell welcome us to his ‘radical and psychedelic' ceramics workshop for artists’ in London's East End.

Culture File: Black Pigs of the Dehesa

Meet the lucky pigs of the Sierra de Aracena Biosphere Reserve, in Southern Spain.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Culture File: Pianist, Izumi Kimura and percussionist, Gerry Hemingway's Thought Bubbles

In Galway's remote Inagh Valley, musicians Izumi Kimura and Gerry Hemingway have found a space for improvisation

Friday, January 20, 2017

Culture File: Jaques Brel Is Alive And Well and Living at the Gate

Cathal Synnott, musical director of the legendary Brel musical, explores the power of Brel

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Culture File: Cian Nugent's guitar fictions

Dublin guitar explorer, Cian Nugent, on quietly ploughing his own furrow - and composing music for his dog

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Culture File: And would madam like earplugs with that?

LA-based Irish photographer Deirdre O Callaghan's new book is a who's who of alive and kick-drumming percussionists

Culture File: Second Moon of Winter

Irish soprano, Kim Sheehan, explores the extreme possibilities of her voice in an experimental electronic jam band

Culture File: A Birthday Party for Art

Experimental sound curator and Nova presenter, Bernard Clarke, on an tradition invented by French Fluxus artist, Robert Filliou

Friday, January 13, 2017

Culture File: Collecting The World (Part 2)

John Hutchinson on writing and art, and the Douglas Hyde Gallery's role in the Peace Process

Culture File: Collecting The World (Part 1)

John Hutchinson, on the objects and ideas that guided his quarter century curating at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Culture File: Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann

German director, Maren Ade, on her Oscar-nominated comedy, Toni Erdmann. And Austin Powers' false teeth.

Culture File: On The Road With Darinka Montico

Set sail into the woozy unknown of 2017 with best-selling travel writer and dream collector, Darinka Montico.