Joy Gerrard is an Irish artist based in London. Her recent work depicts protests in cities, expressionistic crowds spilling and surging within static architectural frames. She takes mundane and iconic images from newspapers and the internet, and turns them into ink paintings of different sizes. The act of reproducing these images draws attention to the spectator as witness and asks whether media coverage is ever neutral. Caitríona Devery spoke with her for rabble. Where are you currently working on? The next exhibition I have coming up is in the Drawing Room in London. It’s a show called Graphic Witness … Read More
Some weeks ago we stumbled upon a performance called The Rave Space in Cube. This small underground sweat box venue in Cork city was well suited to the tightly woven jungle laced theatrics that followed. The Rave Space was part of the Quarter City Block Party and provocatively strung together spirituality and oral fragments from UK rave’s zenith. Rashers Tierney caught up with main man Will Dickie to find out just what the hell was going on. Firstly can you tell me something about your own backgrounds? I gathered from some of the statements and the jungle obsession within the … Read More
Emily McGardle’s exhibition and talk about a project she created at the time of the Irish general election in 2016 should be up the street of rabblers. It takes place down in A4 Sounds and kicks off tomorrow. Expect a good dose of talking heads at it too talking all things meeja.
The Gaze International LGBT Film Festival Dublin returns to the Lighthouse Cinema this bank holiday weekend, Mog Kavanagh has lined up some recommendations… 1. Viva. Paddy Breathnach rides the crest of this current wave of quality Irish cinema with Viva, a film about a young aspiring drag queen in Cuba. Viva won the audience award at the Dublin International Film Festival, definitely worth a watch! Catch it on Friday 29th July, at 8:30pm. 2. Girls Lost. Girls Lost is on Saturday the 30th July at 6:30pm. This looks mad, in the best way possible. A surreal genderqueer fairytale … Read More
Above: A selection of shots from the installation at the Project Arts Centre. Huge sums are paid to consultancies to manage and advise on tax avoidance. What if these strategies were made available to non-corporate individuals and organisations? Her project, the Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy does just that, and offers actual tax avoidance strategies borrowed from international finance services to non-corporate organisations. Caitriona Devery caught up with Nuria Gueill to see what it was all about. Did you engage with any local Irish artists, activists or other organisations in order to make the project relevant to Ireland? Was that … Read More
David Fleming went along to independent candidate for Dublin central, Kerry Guinan’s, inaugural press conference held yesterday evening in the Temple Bar gallery and studios. Studio 6 was full to capacity with roughly 50 people in attendance. We snuck in through the side entrance and hid out at the back of the room like the class bold boys we are. Guinan is running as an artist, for art workers and all those excluded from art work with the ultimate goal of creating mass participation in art that she believes will politicize society and liberate art from class, spoken like a … Read More
Emory Douglas was a graphic artist who defined the visual style of the Black Panther newspaper. In the above video portrait he gives some details of the paper’s early days. “Initially it was myself, Eldridge Cleaver working out of his studio apartment, we had some exacto blades, some white sheets of paper, we used to type set them on a type writer with a ball – cut and paste them with rubber sealing glue, we could only afford one color ink so it was black plus one other colour. But as it evolved we developed into a fully fledged … Read More
If you’re glued to your couch and looking for something to chew over that’s not going to numb your brain. Then this is for you. It’s a documentary about Ron English, he’s a billboard hi-jacker and a pioneer of subvertising as art pranksterism. Full of crazy anecdotes and punchy anti-corporate bish bosh. Head over to the Network Awesome website for more deadly ideas along these lines. Bored and looking for something to watch? We’ve a tonne of other viewing suggestions here.
More DIY indie music TV shenanigans from some of the extended rabble fam. This time they’ve managed to coop themselves up with an in-house studio in Whelans. Each episode promises a top notch line up of local and not so local guests along the lines of Lynched, Katie Kim, Sleaford Mods & Jennifer Evans. There’s going to be a sequence of music discussions taking place alongside it. The first episode goes out on Sunday February 22nd at 8pm on theparlour.tv as well as on DCTV CH 802 on the UPC digital network. They’re raffling tickets for audience members too. We’re not sure if … Read More
Since we last reported, Limerick’s City of Culture successfully dealt with its teething problems. Paul Tarpey updates us on how it demonstrated an inclusive and city-wide approach to the arts. In the beginning the worries were structural. Could the 109 projects be delivered? Before he resigned, artistic director Karl Wallace had pulled together a mix of citizen projects, art driven works and spectacles that were designed to interact with each other. So what happened? Well, everything basically. And it’s still happening. Art-led events and visiting ‘spectaculars’ always attract national coverage, but a check of the local papers each week finds … Read More