CULTURAL, URBAN MEMORY – TRANSITION, TEMPORALITY, TRANSCULTURES

NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES 7

OPENING 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

Centre for Creative Practices would like to invite you to the opening of the final show of the 

New Voices of Ireland Series 2019 

on the 13 September from 6.00 pm till 9.00 pm
in D-Light Studios, Dublin 1.

Showcasing a variety of urban art forms including performance, video, photography, sound, literature, sculpture, visual arts, participatory workshops & artists talks.

NEW VOICES OF IRELAND 2019 is entitled CULTURAL  MEMORY – TRANSITION, TEMPORALITY, TRANSCULTURES and explores how the cultural memories of the newcomers to Irish cities are transformed. 

Participating Artists: 
Nicola Anthony | Romi Cruanas | Nasrin Golden
Barbara Lubich | Leia Mocan | Mirjana Rendulic
Joe Ryan | Michael Sommermeyer | Csilla Toldy

Curator: Monika Sapielak
Production: Ian Oliver

We are honoured that activist and scholar Ailbhe Smyth will officially open the show at D-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1 on 13 September at 7.00 pm.

PROGRAMME

Opening Night
13 September, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Open to the public
16 – 18 September, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Culture Night
20 September, 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

OPENING NIGHT

 
13 September 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

 

Opening Address by our guest of honour
Ailbhe Smyth
a leading activist and scholar
7.00 pm

Romi Cruanas
COMMUTERS – MIND THE GAP 
Performance
6.30 pm till 7.00 pm
8.00 pm till 8.30 pm

Mirjana Reneduzic
WHO AM I
Live Art performance
6.00 pm till 6.30 pm
8.30 pm till 9.00 pm

LOVE FROM FAR AWAY
A short monologue
7.30 pm till 8.00 pm

Csilla Toldy
BELFAST EXPOSED
Film poems
Screened on a loop

POETRY KARAOKE
Ongoing on the night

Barbara Lubich and Michael Sommermeyer
“WANN WIRD ES ENDLICH WIEDER SOMMER?”
(WHEN IS THE SUMMER GOING TO BE BACK?).
Film Screening for individual viewers, 96 min, English subtitles
6.15 pm

CULTURE NIGHT

 
20 September 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

 

Romi Cruanas
COMMUTERS – MIND THE GAP 
Performance
7.00 pm till 7.30 pm
8.30 pm till 9.00 pm

Mirjana Reneduzic
WHO AM I
Live Art performance
6.30 pm till 7.00 pm
9.00 pm till 9.30 pm

LOVE FROM FAR AWAY
A short monologue
8.00 pm till 8.30 pm

Csilla Toldy
BELFAST EXPOSED
Film poems
Screened on a loop

POETRY KARAOKE
Ongoing on the night

Barbara Lubich and Michael Sommermeyer
“WANN WIRD ES ENDLICH WIEDER SOMMER?”
(WHEN IS THE SUMMER GOING TO BE BACK?).
Film Screening for individual viewers, 96 min, English subtitles
6.15 pm

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Participating Artists: 
 
Nicola Anthony
Romi Cruanas
Nasrin Golden
Barbara Lubich
Leia Mocan
Mirjana Rendulic
Joe Ryan
Michael Sommermeyer
Csilla Toldy

Nicola AnthonyAN ANTHOLOGY OF DISPLACEMENT, kinetic sculpture, sound art and text sculpture telling the stories of people who live life on the border – be that the edge of geography, an identity, or even time.

 

Romi Cruanas – COMMUTERS – MIND THE GAP, an intercultural performance inspired by real life tragicomedy events lived on public transport in Dublin

 

Nasrin Golden– REPLICATION, photography – images from the past and the longed-for shaped by the experience of cultivating a new identity in the here and now.

 

Csilla Toldy– BELFAST EXPOSED, literature, film – two film poems two film poems exploring the intercultural layers of a city

 

Leia Mocan– PLASTIC PILLAR and other works, zero-waste recycling art, audio/video and sculptural installation, photography and sculptural paintings inviting the viewer to reflect on a different perspective for the future of humanity 

 

Mirjana Rendulic– WHO AM I, Live Art performance – an exploration of being created by spectators and given an idea who I am by the society. LOVE FROM FAR AWAY- a short monologue revealing a story of Kata, a new immigrant in Dublin.

 

Joe Ryan –LOCATIONS OF REGENERATION, video installation and etchings, capturing a transient phase of both the old buildings and new buildings as well as the destructive forces of regeneration and its effects on local communities

INTERNATIONAL GUEST ARTISTS:

Barbara Lubich and Michael Sommermeyer, Dresden, Germany – film “Wann wird es endlich wieder Sommer?” (When is the summer going to be back?) – a documentary about the involvement of migrant artists and migrant-led initiatives in combating the rise of the right-wing movement in Saxony. Screening in German with English subtitles

CALL FOR ARTISTS

For the 7th edition of the New Voices of Ireland Series entitled CULTURAL, URBAN MEMORY – TRANSITION, TEMPORALITY, TRANSCULTURES, the Centre for Creative Practices is inviting submissions from migrant, culturally diverse and local artists who work with migrants and other marginalised individuals or communities.

TRANSITION, TEMPORALITY, TRANSCULTURES are essential parts of population movements of the twenty-first century. So are the constantly growing cities that have become cultural melting pots. However, the voices of migrants, the main agents of the transition, transculturality and temporality are rarely heard, and if so, it happens mainly in the context of ethnographic and anthropological approaches, placing them at the margins of history.

Thus, for the New Voices of Ireland Series 7 CULTURAL, URBAN MEMORYTRANSITION, TEMPORALITY, TRANSCULTURES we are looking for artistic work about people who are at the margins of national history, who are shaping communities of “otherness”.

We invite works by artists of all disciplines exploring how the cultural memories of the newcomers to Irish cities are transformed, combining pre-existing with the current elements and forming something new. How do all sorts of migrants conceptualise their position between their past and the future that is expected but not yet here? Where do they position themselves in the new web of cultural, ethical, political, and social questions of identification?

Through the New Voices of Ireland Series 7, we want to provide a platform for both physical and conceptual communication between migrant and local artists, their communities and their artworks created through observation and artistic exploration of CULTURAL MEMORIES, TRANSITION, TEMPORALITY and TRANSCULTURES in city environments.

Focusing on the urban settings we aim to broaden the context for artistic production in Irish cities using them as living platforms for intercultural, artistic discovery and research of cultural memories.

1. SUBMISSION AND FORMAT OF THE PROJECT

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 23rd APRIL 2019

Please apply with a short statement (max two pages) outlining details of your project proposal and attach your artist bio and other supporting materials.

Up to 10 artists will be selected to meet, collaborate and collectively shape the final show to be presented from the 14 to 20 September 2019 culminating on Culture Night 2019 in Dublin.

The Series will include collaborative workshops between participating artists in which artists will share their findings, discuss their concepts and methods as well as prepare for the final show. The preparation process and the final show will include participatory activities with various audience groups as well as artists’ talks and Q/A sessions. The entire New Voices of Ireland Series 7 will be documented through still images, video and podcast and displayed on www.cfcp.ie

 Each selected artists will receive a fee of €900.00 for their participation in the project. 100% participation in the workshops, the final show as well as participatory activities and a short text (1 A4 page) for the catalogue will be required. Some funding towards material costs and transport will be available.

2. PROJECT TIMELINE

NEW VOICES OF IRELAND 2019 – SCHEDULE

 

23  April 2019

 

Submission deadline

 

Week of 3 May 2019

 

Selection results published

 

Ten artists invited to take part in the programme

 

11 May 2019
9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Ashford

1st workshop

 

Presenting individual projects & discussing the concept for the final show. Agreeing on project milestones.

 

15 June 2019
9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Ashford

2nd workshop

 

Agreeing on the format of the project/intervention/s. Allocating tasks and responsibilities to each participating artist.

 

1 September 2019

 

Catalogue text submission deadline

 

Each artist to submit a text for the catalogue – 1 A4 page

 

7 September 2019
9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Venue – tbc

3rd workshop

 

Production, rehearsal before the show, review

 

13 September 2019
Location,
venue – tbc

Installation

 

Installation of the final show in the selected venue

 

14 20 September 2019
Location,
venue – tbc

New Voices of Ireland 2019 showcase

 

Final show and the CULTURE NIGHT

 

20 – 21 September 2019

 

Taking down the show and wrap up

 

 

 

3. BACKGROUND TO THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES

The New Voices of Ireland Series is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.

The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to:

  • Connect creative talent from new communities and various social groups from all over Ireland
  • Give migrant and culturally diverse artists an opportunity to share their work and talent with a wide local and international audience
  • Engage artists to express their views on social challenges and the role of culture in modern society through artistic practice

The New Voices of Ireland Series are kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland

Queries: If you have any questions, please contact monika@cfcp.ie or call 086-6084020

I am a French filmmaker and I worked with the Center for Creative Practices through the “New Voices” programs, featuring the work of international artists based in Dublin. The CFCP is a great place where you can discover, in a very intimate atmosphere, great artists and great stories. My overall experience with the staff and the program was very nice, I totally support the CFCP.

Wissame Cherfi

Filmmaker, New Voices of Ireland - April 2014

As an emerging artist the new voices series provided me the opportunity to showcase my first solo show and supported me just at the transition from student to practicing artist. The staff at the Centre for Creative Practices were fantastic, so helpful, welcoming and enthusiastic, always on the go setting up the next show, (be it visual or musical) yet despite their dedication to work and tight schedule the staff treat anyone who walk through the door as a good friend and take the time to welcome them wholeheartedly. Having such a mix of audience, like the one at CCP is a really uplifting experience.

Pamela Byrne

Artist, New Voices of Ireland - May 2014

The New Voices of Ireland Series by year.

Click on a link below to access a catalogue.

“Migration – From Burdens to Opportunities”

“Divisions in our Cities – How Can Culture Help To Overcome These Divisions?”

“Beyond The Obvious, Beyond The Familiar – From Producing Things To Nurturing The Social Capital”

“Hybridisation and Blending of Social Identities”

“Migrant Artists On Ireland”