Friday, March 31, 2017

Culture File: The Dancer's Journey

Rebeca Mateos Morante's dancing days lead from the Latin phase of Madonna to the philosophy of Jacques Lacan

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Culture File: Finding Máirtín Ó Prague

Radvan Markus is a rather singular creature: a Czech gaeilgeoir and translator of Irish literature

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Culture File: Nick Zollicker, Smell Detective

Real life smell scientist, Avery Gilbert, has created a fictional sleuth specialising in fragrant mysteries

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Culture File: The Eternal Light of Harry Clarke

Among the lilacs, greens, scarlets and deep, deep blues of Harry Clarke’s stained glass in St Mary's, Ballinrobe

Monday, March 27, 2017

Culture File: Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot

Artist, Libby Heaney’s online love experiment, Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot, set a Lawrencian chatbot loose on Tinder

Friday, March 24, 2017

Culture File: What is it with organs and dictators?

Opera director, Michael Sturminger mediates on pipes and power in Call Me God, his collab with John Malkovich

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Culture File: Confetti Falling in the Rain

Colette Cassidy and Nigel Clark on their first set of original soon-to-be-standards written by the pair

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Culture File: Live at King John's Castle

Medievalist, Catherine Swift, talks to Culture File about viking limerick, the surnames of old limerick and what we know about the origins and uses of King's John's Castle

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Culture File: Manga, it's not just for kids y'know...

Katsushika Hokusai and the 19th century roots of Japanese graphic storytelling

Monday, March 20, 2017

Culture File: The Darkness Is Gaining On Bela Tarr

The world's greatest living filmmaker, Bela Tarr, on film, philosophy and the fading of the light

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Culture File: View from the Corner Office

Gazing into the future of the Elbphilharmonie, with the director of Hamburg's new hall, Christoph Lieben-Seutter

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Culture File: The Elbphilharmonie Opens

Six years late and ten times over-budget, Hamburg's new concert hall, The Elbphilharmonie, is ready for action

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Culture File: St Pauli Street Arts

Hamburg's St Pauli district (crest: the skull and crossbones) sees itself as the heart of alternative Hamburg

Monday, March 13, 2017

Culture File: Choice Prize winners, Rusangano Family

Shannon-based rap trio and Choice Music Prize-winners, Rusangano Family, on soul, the real and the fake

Friday, March 10, 2017

Culture File: Birds of Olympus Fly South

Spud, from Wicklow psychedelic pop band, Birds of Olympus, prepares for a trip to SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Culture File: The Palette of Prehistory

At UCC, Maria McNamara has been investigating the evolution of colour in animals through deep time

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Culture File: The Biology of Making

A petri dish of international artists and academics interested the natural world meetup at Make 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Culture File: In a Leafscape

Painter, Jess Shepherd, leads us into her "botanical dystopia" with the help of sound artist, Hoodlum Priest

Monday, March 6, 2017

Culture File: Culture as a Weapon (Part 2/2)

Nato Thompson on the hijacking of social justice issues by massive brands & his favourite resistance strategies

Friday, March 3, 2017

Culture File: Culture as a Weapon

Nato Thompson on how culture was weaponized to manipulate our feelings about everything from shopping to voting

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Culture File: A mezzo-soprano prepares

Tralee-born, Paula Murrihy takes a call in her Manhattan apartment as she prepares for her Met debut on Friday

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Culture File: Natural Super Materials

Harnessing the slow power of molluscs to create "bio-concrete" to save Venice and other super material surprises