Past Projects

Creative Time Summit Live Screening

CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT LIVE SCREENING - Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Friday 14th and Fire Station Artists' Studios Saturday 15th November 2014. 

Following the success of last year's Creative Time Summit screening in NCAD and the F2 neighbourhood centre Rialto, this year Dublin City Gallery-The Hugh Lane and Fire Station Artists' Studios are pleased to partner with the MA in Socially Engaged Art in NCAD to screen the 2014 Creative Time Summit live from Stockholm.

Creative Time is a New York based public art agency committed to supporting socially and politically engaged art. Now in its sixth year, the annual Creative Time Summit is a key conference globally, exploring the diverse ways in which artists are tackling social and political issues, platforming voices from arts and activism and highlighting diverse strategies for social change.This year the summit is convening in Europe for the first time. Creative Time have partnered with Public Art Agency Sweden to co-develop a packed two day programme. Summit: Stockholm will focus on innovative practices that relate to five core themes: Nationalisms, Performing the City, Activating Public Space, Art in the Age of Surveillance, and Migrations. www.creativetime.org

Building on this year's summit themes, a Dublin based programme has been developed to complement the live stream with additional presentations and discussions on Fri 14th & Sat 15th and a Dublin based seminar and book launch on Thurs 14th Nov. Highlights include:

  • Livestreamed keynote addresses from: Edi Rama (Prime Minister of Albania) and Saskia Sassen (Professor of Sociology at Columbia University).
  • Livestreamed presentations fromleading artists, activists, curators and critics from around the world including: Tania Bruguera, Jeremy Deller, Maria Lind, Amar    Kanwar and Joanna Warsza.
  • Dublin based Presentations includeAnaDević(WHW Croatian curatorial collective), artist Dominic Thorpe, and Loitering Theatre.

Friday 14 November: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1

9.00am – 5.30 pm  Live Screening of Creative Time Summitwith additional Dublin based presentations and discussion. Tea and coffee provided. Further details: www.hughlane.ie Free. Limited places. Booking essential: RSVP smcgovern.hughlane@dublincity.ie

Saturday 15November: Fire Station Artists' Studios, 9-12 Lower Buckingham St, Dublin 1

10am – 6pm Live Screening of Creative Time Summitwith additional Dublin based programme including short film screenings by 'Loitering Theatre' and an Artists' Panel discussion on ‘Ireland & Migration. Speakers include Dominic Thorpe, Vukasin Nedejovic, Ceara Conway, Aine Ivers, Seoidin O Sullivan. Chaired by Anthony Haughey. Tea, coffee and light lunch provided. Further details: www.firestation.ie Free. Limited places. Booking essential: RSVP artadmin@firestation.ie

For a comprehensive timetable of both day's events at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Fire Station Artists' Studios - see here

For more information on Summit and Speakers see here

Artists Biographies:Creative Time Summit Screening - Fire Station Artists’ Studios Programme Saturday 15th November 2014

Loitering Theatre

Caroline Campbelland Nina McGowan have been working since 2012 under the name of Loitering Theatre (which is also the name of their first work). Loitering Theatre have a broad base of research interests that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of their backgrounds in law, tech, landscape architecture, sculpture and film. Some principal current themes of their work are: network cultures, pre-nostalgic moments, strange architectures, notions of the permitted, and sci-fi futures made real.

Their work uses Ireland's unique position as a centre for cognitive capitalism as a springboard for critique of its emergent platforms. Loitering Theatre’s most recent work was on the Prosperity Project with Jesse Jones/Create (2014). An outcome of this work was their film ‘A Guided Meditation on the Machines’ which documents a performative reading held in the unmarked territories of the stateless corporate giants of Dublin’s Silicon Docklands. ‘A Guided Meditation on the Machines’ was screened as part of a follow-on research event - Dawn of the Truth Wizards - with Alexander Galloway (The Interface Effect) and Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi (The Soul at Work). Their work has received mention in the New York Times, Vice Magazine, Wired Magazine and featured widely across Irish media on and offline. It has been given coverage by Anonymous and been the subject of censorship by the Irish police. www.loiteringtheatre.org

Anthony Haughey is an artist and lecturer. He supervises practice-based PhD’s in the Dublin Institute of Technology. He was Senior Research Fellow at the Interface Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design at the University of Ulster Belfast, where he completed a PhD in 2009. His art practice works from the premise of a principal situatedness of art in place and community and its connectedness through dialogic exchange. He has collaborated widely with diverse societal groups and individuals, blurring the lines between the subject and viewer. Between 2008 and 2012 he produced a series of video installations and art interventions with The Global Migration Research Network.

His work has been exhibited and collected widely internationally, recent exhibitions in 2014 include, Soundings, Dlr Lexicon, Motivational Deficit, Crawford gallery Cork Making History and Homelands, Colombo Art Biennial. Exhibitions in 2013 include,Northern Ireland: 30 years of photography in the MAC and Belfast Exposed, New Irish Landscapes in the Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing, Homelands, and a major British Council exhibition touring south Asia, Citizen in Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and MCAC, Portadown. Strike! And Labour and Lockoutat Limerick City Gallery. He also completed a commission for the Aftermath project, which toured Ireland in autumn 2013. He was recently awarded the Create Intercultural Art Bursary. www.anthonyhaughey.com

Vukasin Nedeljkovic is an artist & photographer. Born in Belgrade, he lives and works in Dublin. His work to date in Ireland explores themes of exile, displacement, trauma and memory. He works with photography video and audio. His body of work on conditions in direct provision centres ‘Asylum Archive’ is a digital and philosophical meditation on limited freedom and addresses structures of power. Asylum Archive is not conceived as a singular art project that stands ‘outside of society’ engaged in an internal conversation. Rather it is a platform open for dialogue and discussion inclusive to individuals who have experienced a sense of sociological/geographical ‘displacement’, social trauma and violence.

Asylum Archive deploys a combination of practice based fieldwork research methods, including photographs of direct provision centres and the use of found and abandoned artefacts, video and audio records , documentation of reports, scholarly essays and newspaper articles on the subject of asylum in Ireland. His research interests and preoccupations include representation of the marginalised and consideration of the ethical issues which occur when those who are oppressed fear punishment. Also how is historical and social memory preserved and transformed by photographs?

Vukasin Nedeljkovic is currently an SUSI funded PHD student at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice at Dublin Institute of Technology. He graduated in 2003 from the Academy of Arts, Belgrade with a BA in Photography and he has a Masters in Visual Arts, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology. www.asylumarchive.com

Ceara Conway is an artist and singer from Connemara, County Galway. She received a BA in Glass & Architectural Glass from the Edinburgh College of Art has studied Glass & Photography at Alfred University, New York and received a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Arts Education from the NCAD in Dublin.

Since 2012, Ceara's practice has developed from producing large scale sculptural works including several Per Cent for Art Commissions to creating public performances that incorporate elements such as song, narration and testimony.

In her most recent works ''Vicissitudes" (2013) commissioned by 'Difference Exchange' and the Derry City of Culture and ''Making Visible" (2013- 14) supported by the Arts Council/CREATE; she has responded to various themes such as exile, ritual, lament and the current socio political experiences of women living within the Direct Provision System in Ireland. Ceara's work is fuelled by her interest to present and draw attention to humanistic questions of mortality, exile, impermanence, religious/spiritual practices and community. Current projects and performances include: ''15 Miles'' a public art commission for St Brendan's Hospital, ‘’Thin Places’’, St Etheldredas Crypt, Arts & Humanties Festival, Kings College, London. www.cearaconway.com

Dominic Thorpeis an Irish visual artist who works primarily in performance and sometimes also with drawing, video, contextual and relational based projects. He has shown work extensively in Ireland and internationally. He has completed a number of public art commissions and has work in a number of public collections in Ireland. For the number of years he has been involved in curating performance art in Ireland Unit1 where he has co curated the work of over 60 artists.

Dominic Thorpe is currently the first artist in resident at the humanities department of University College Dublin. He is currently a visual art consultant and facilitator at the Creative Well Community Art College Kildare and sits on the editorial panel for the Arts Council of Ireland's Arts in Health website www.artsandhealth.ie.

Since 2009 he has made a number of works seeking to understand, highlight and show solidarity with the position of asylum seekers in the Irish asylum process and direct provision asylum centres. His most recent being a performance in 2014 in a room at Dublin Castle which was the location of the former children’s court of Dublin from the 1930s to the 1980s. During the performance people who have been through or currently going the asylum process held the hands of audience members as they gave them a tour of the room. Each audience member was also given a list of the direct provisions asylum centres in Ireland folded in to the shape of an airplane or boat. www.dominicthorpe.net

Aine Ivers is originally from the west of Ireland and studied art at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, from where she graduated in 2000.  She was awarded a Masters in Visual Arts Practices by Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in 2008.  Her creative practice has imagination and ethics at its core. Collaborative and participatory projects include; The Cardboard School, a project about art and education with Dublin Contemporary 2011 and Inherit Ballyfermot, a community project centred round the long-term closure of the civic Library in Ballyfermot, Dublin, 2010–2013.  She worked on The Free Seas with The 2011 ‘Five Lamps Arts Festival’ in Dublin, which addressed a local tale about the horrors of the 1950’s industrial school system in Ireland as told by Dublin folklorist Terry Fagan. 

In 2014 she was involved in Seeking The Village with Seoidín O’Sullivan,a participatory project with people raising their children in the Direct Provision system in Ireland; a harsh system that inhibits the possibilities for living and parenting in which those who come to Ireland seeking asylum are held.  This project specifically created a space in DIT Art College for children and parents in Direct Provision to inhabit and offered creative discursive opportunities to hear the voices of participating parents.  It ran as part of The 2014 Five Lamps Arts Festival, Dublin.

Further information on these projects can be found on www.thefreeseas.wordpress.com    www.inheritballyfermot.wordpress.com   www.seekingthevillage.wordpress.com

Seoidín O’Sullivan is a socially engaged artist and educator. Her practice is informed by criticalforms of pedagogy and investigates socio-political and ecological narratives. Recent concerns involve an interest in ideas of ‘the commons’ and the notion of shared assets. Her case studiesfocus on people joining together in action to protect or develop an aspect of their local commons.

Seoidín’s projects are research based and often involve working with community. Current projects

include ‘Floating Dialogues’ for Forecast , ‘Seeking the Village’, with Aine Ivers in Broadcast Gallery DIT .Past projects include ‘The Producers’ 2013, a collaboration with Graceland’s and the food thing (Gradcam) during a residency in Studio 468 , ‘Field Work’ The Red Stables Summer School (2012) and ‘The Nomadic Mapping Project’ with Traveller women 2011 (funded by CREATE).

Seoidín’s collaborative project ‘TACTIC’ received an Arts Council Project New Work Award and an Incubation Space Award in The LAB in2009. ‘TRESPASS’ was awarded Irish Arts Council funding in 2008 and was exhibited in The LAB in 2009. She participated in a two month residency at Rirkrit Tiravanija’s ‘The Land’ in Thailand as part of One Year Project 2. In 2007 she was artist in resident in Studio 468, St Andrews Community Centre, Rialto where she worked on and developed ‘The South Circular Road Community Food Garden Project.’

For further information on these projects can be found on www.seekingthevillage.wordpress.com   www.tacticproject.blogspot.com                                             www.forecastproject.tumblr.com/post/99409769542