Here are the upcoming events, from our skills exchange, in the Trash Culture Revue that’s running from Friday 25th – Saturday 26th. This entire DIY festival is run through our skills bank and produced by all our members. They have designed, organised and donated, they will be volunteering, documenting and performing. How good is that? It’s fantastic! We are truly autonomous. Together we can do anything
Mutant Shorts Film Competition
Friday 25th @ 7pm Roundy Upstairs €5
This is our fifth Mutant Shorts competition in our ongoing film series called ‘Mutant Rooms’. So far we’ve been in the kitchen, the sitting room, the bathroom and the hallway. This time around its ‘Dark Places’.
As they always have the Cork Film Centre are kindly sponsoring a prize of 3 days free rental of camera and sound equipment to the winner
Mutant Cabaret: Music + Spoken word mash up
Friday 25th @ 9pm Roundy Upstairs Donations only
Our cabaret is a mash up of spoken word, music, storytelling and poetry with all performers doing a 20 minute slot. The trash this time around are:
MC Carl Plover
“WHAT do you get when you mix up Ian Curtis, Dylan Thomas and John Cooper Clarke? One answer would be a very strange individual but he is also a magnetic live performer!”
WASPS vs HUMANS is a one man performance poetry project. In a commentary based style, observing snap shots of life; political and humorous, his take on the world is delivered with a growl and a smile.
Since Wasps vs Humans entered the scene eighteen months ago, the punk poet has caught the attention of national and local media and recently performed on RTE Radio 1’s Arena programme as well as a couple of spots on Cork’s 96FM. He has shared the stage all over Ireland with the likes of Jinx Lennon, Stephen James Smith and Dermot Bolger
August saw the release of ‘Sustain your Ability to Satisfy’ by Wasps Vs Humans aka Carl Antony Plover. The first book to be published by the punk poet, has seen him take in a series of dates across Ireland and the UK to promote its release. Carl’s version of poetry has intrigued the Irish press & radio. Having featured on RTE Radio 1, the poet was brought back to record some more performances to be aired throughout the rest of this year.
“Plover’s thoughts of life, the world and the celebrity obsessed culture we live in are honest, observant and true”
Hot Press magazine
Bairbre Flood recently published her second book of poetry, ‘On The Click’, which is available online or from Callanans pub in Cork (whichever is handiest). Here’s a sample from her book. She also writes and performs music in a country band called the Van Helens.
Fergus Costello is a Performance Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Comic Entertainer and Story teller all in one. He was the cuisle international slam poetry champion 2009. He is the current Munster slam poetry champion and was the runner up at this year’s all Ireland performance poetry final which took place in the international bar Wicklow Street Dublin. In a newspaper article Davin O’ Dwyer of the Irish Times said that Fergus’s performance of his “Hilarious comic monologues” was one of the “highlights” of the event.
He lives in Dolla, in North Tipperary, where he is working on his latest musical project, Fergus Costello and the Pound street Band, whose debut Concert took place in the Limerick University Concert Hall in June 2010 which was well received.
getBeRned AKA BeRn has been writing, reciting, singing and slamming, strumming picking and riffing since god knows when! Words of love and anger; political, satirical, lyrical, sweet and sour, spicy and sizzling all thrown up in a heady, edgy mix of Folk, Rock, Country and Punk. Challenging, inspiring and uneasy, she’ll wake you from your reverie.
A seasoned performer she has opened for Patti Smith, The Indigo girls, Shane McGowan, They Might Be Giants and Jane Siberry to name a few. A singer and guitarist with 2 albums under her belt and a new one on the way, BeRn is also a slam poet.
Heartfelt, political and thought provoking, this West-Cork based songwriter takes you on a journey through terrains beautiful and poignant, lyrical and disturbing, fantastical and irreverent.
Catherine’s songs pay little heed to notions of rules, expectations or categorization, but rather they question these and all the certainties we take for granted. With titles such as “Bothering the Dead”, “No Sheep in Heaven” and √2, you can expect that not only is the subject matter unusual, but so is its delivery.
Catherine Cunningham grew up in West Limerick playing accordion, piano and guitar. After receiving a degree in philosophy, she moved to the U.S.where she recorded her first CD, “Circles of Crazy”.
She returned to Ireland in 2,000 and now lives in West Cork where she teaches music, writes and enjoys the delights of her garden.
The Gifted Eccentric
Anja Bakker B-Mus is recorder player, harper, singer and conductor who lives in West Cork.
She studied Recorders in the Cork School of Music and has won numerous competitions in the Feis Matthew, the Feis Ceol as well as winning the chamber music competition in CIT. She has been a soloist with the East Cork Choral Society.
She conducted the ‘Famine Commemoration Concert’ in Skibbereen (2009) and played in the National Concert Hall in September of the same year. She programmed and played a celebrated fundraiser for Amnesty International 50th Birthday of the Charter of Human Rights.
In 2010 she carried a 26 string harp from Clonakilty West-Cork to Santiago de Compostela in North-Western Spain. A 2400 km journey about which she is currently writing a show.
Tina Pisco’s publications include two best-selling novels, translated into five different languages: “Only a Paper Moon” (Poolbeg 1998), and “Catch the Magpie” (Poolbeg 1999); a collection of newspaper columns: “A West Cork Life”, and a cookbook “West Cork Fusion” (both Random Animals Press). Included in the first Fish Short Story Prize Anthology, she was shortlisted for both RTE’s Storyland project, and Best Documentary and Best of Cork in the 2010 Fastnet Short Film Festival.
Writer-in-Residence at Tigh Filí, Cork, Tina Pisco’s first collection of poetry, “She Be” (Bradshaw Books) – about love life and laundry – will be launched at the Irish Writers Centre on November 4th 2010
Mister ebby. a piano playing songwriter with an eclectic chamber pop style drawing on classical, jazz, folk and musical theatre to tell his stories about invented characters, friends and lovers, heartache and Galway city. His debut album “Wires” was partly paid for by crowd-funding through fund:it where he pre-sold the album and other treats to his growing fanbase online.
Toy Soldier is an Irish based Electro pop trio with an addictive groove, capturing a summer vibe. Think of a beach party with Passion Pit, Cut Copy and Hot Chip all invited.
In their short lifespan Toy Soldier have toured in Europe and the USA, featured on an ‘Ireland’s Hottest Acts’ CD in Hot Press Magazine and have been lauded by BBC radio DJ Tom Robinson on his show ‘BBC Introducing’. Toy Soldier is Cian Walsh (Vocals, Synths, Guitars), Ciara Budds (Vocals, Synths) and Fergal McCarthy (Drums, Live Programming).
The US tour saw the band perform at the world famous ‘House of Blues’ venue on Sunset Boulevard in LA as well as feature on popular LA station KCSN fm.
Toy Soldier were included on a number of festival line-ups in 2010 including the Electric Picnic and the Hard Working Class Heroes festival.
2011 is proving to be a whirlwind year for the band. Following the release of their debut single as a three piece ‘Sunset Girl’ on March 3rd they embarked on a string of dates around Ireland. In April the band headed back to the USA to promote their new release with a sting of dates including a prestigious show at the Viper Room on Sunset Boulevard.
Daily Ritual: Lightbox Exhibition by Carolyn Collier
@ Tom Barrys Bar
Carolyn Collier is a graphic designer and Art Teacher. She is currently Artist in residence at Mayfield Arts Newbury House in Cork.
This exhibition is centred around the pattern of our everyday movements through the course of each day (waking, dressing, eating, cleaning, and sleeping) can be viewed simply as processes necessary to complete menial tasks. These photographs illustrate my study of these movements as a carefully choreographed routine of modern life.
I am also interested in the dichotomy of daily rituals that happen naturally at a specific pace and how these photographs are contrived and collected over a different time frame.
The photographs are an expression of affection towards daily rituals that could otherwise be construed as dull. Through capturing the ubiquitous rituals that define a typical day it promotes simple awareness. Daily rituals that are hidden in plain sight all around us.
Travellers Tales: A One To One Story Exchange
Saturday 26th @ from 2pm The Woodford
Would you like to hear a story? The traveller has lots of stories: sad stories, love stories, adventure stories, sea stories. Tales from her homeland, and tales from her travels. If you visit her, she’ll tell you a story, a story chosen by you and told just for you. But, a story demands a story, and if you want to hear one, you’ll need to tell one in return.
A short, intimate performance for a single audience member.
To book an appointment with the traveller, text 087 953 8111
Critical Times: Talk by The Provisional University
Saturday 26th @ 2pm, Old FAS Building
The provisional university is an autonomous education project based in Dublin.
Our commitment to autonomous education stems from the fact that the independent and egalitarian dimensions of study and research are under attack. This attack is not limited to the university. It echoes wherever people act independently of market objectives and, in particular, act on the basis of equality (e.g. community development, public health care…).
While the state/market are the principal forces at work here, the university-bureaucracy seems fully committed to the reduction of knowledge to the logic of the ‘smart economy’.
However, we believe that at the university knowledge and pedagogic organization are, by their nature, never definitely fixed. They are open to infinite subjective interpretations, uses and articulations– independent from bureaucratic and economic circumstances. The principle that elevates the university to a ‘universal’ institution is an egalitarian one, corresponding to what Ranciere defines as the “generic human capacity to think”.
With this in mind, our goal is to express, augment and organise autonomous research and study, to withdraw our energy and curiosity (which in fact sustains the university) in a kind of subjective strike and to rearticulate them in a collective, open and horizontal fashion. Ours is a university open to anyone who wishes to participate in the generation of knowledge, irrespective of the hierarchies and exclusions operated by the 2nd level education system and other inegalitarian forces.
The provisional university marks a rupture with the university-bureaucracy, but also a creative confrontation with it. The state, capital and even the university-bureaucracy do not ‘own’ the university. The university is neither public (state-owned) nor private (capital-owned) but common. As such, we have no intention of allowing the current batch of bureaucrats and managers continue with their destruction of the university.
As researchers and students, we are not ‘at’ the university, we are the university.
Mini Mutant Tea Party by Veg Out
Saturday 26th @ 3pm The Elysian Art Trail Venue
‘Come find out about our tea party with a twist; delicious, dainty, tasty treats and scrumptious sweeties along with top-notch teas and healthy hot drinks galore. A tea party with vegan, gluten-free options and organic options brought to you by VegOut – the weekly vegan cafe in Solidarity Books, Douglas Street
Roots + Radicals: Drawings by Susan Leen
@ The Elysian Art Trail Venue
Much of Susan’s work is issue based exploring topics such as migration, urban renewal and environmental concerns. She works on an ongoing basis with Studio Orta in Paris and most recently worked with them on Amazonia an exhibition for the Natural History Museum London. Previous collaborative work includes projects with the VEC Adult Refugee Programme, Festival of World Cultures, City Fusion for St Patrick’s Festival, the National Youth Council of Ireland, Spirasi and Action for Social Integration London.
She is currently working on a collaborative project with DePaul service users for Electric Picnic.
Susan Leen studied Visual Communication in N.C.A.D. and has an MA in Performance Design & Practice from Central Saint Martins London. Her love of travel and interest in other cultures has led her to work as an artist in London, Italy, France, Slovenia, China and Brazil. Much of Susan’s work is collaborative in nature and there is often an element of interacting with and mobilizing people in her work. She works in a variety of mediums: drawing, print, object making and installation to create tactile, delicate and evocative works. Susan’s time spent living in Brazil influenced her personal style and her work in the favelas for Carnival led her to a more socially engaged and democratic practice.
Disaster Cork: Cut Up Street Art by Leo Boyd
@ The Elysian Art Trail Venue
Since finishing his degree in Fine Art in Context Leo has concentrated mainly on fusing various forms of image styles, from photography to comics and from the written word to graffiti. He enjoys playing with visual tricks and contexts of images to bring new ideas out of a synthesis of old or discarded ideas.
Foremost he sees himself as an image-maker but is not content simply with the 2D aspects of the image. He likes his pictures to tell stories, some of which are transparent and easy to read but others are vague and open for interpretation. He has always had an interest in mythology and one of his primary concerns is to show that the modern world, the supposedly rational world is as rich in myth as it has ever been.
A Vision of Electro Trash: DJs + Film
Saturday 26th @ 9pm Roundy Upstairs
One talented bass player turned to computers to fill in the gaps. Joining forces with a talented sidekick Sailor Sam was formed. Currently promoting thier debut EP ‘Introducing Sailor Sam’. They are now considering 14 demo tracks for their forthcoming Sailor Sam EP ‘Elephant’ have a listen….
Fatality is the electronic persona of young DJ, Producer and Visual Artist, Eoghan O’Mahony. Eoghan was first introduced to the art of music production when on his 14th birthday his parents bought him a Behringer UMX Midi Keyboard and the latest copy of Fruityloops production software. Equipped with this equipment Eoghan started to experiment with different sounds and samples. At the age of 16 Eoghan bought his first pair of turntables but soon after realized it was not for him so moved on to a much more minimal setup which includes a midi controller and a Macbook Pro.
Now at the tender age of 18, Eoghan finds himself resident DJ at a major Cork Event every Friday night, and playing live sets of his own music at various venues around the city.
Eoghans major influence is that of Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5, whom he has tattooed on his leg.
Check out his music, and keep an ear open for him in the future.
Bill Coleman Plays a Secret Gig
Saturday 26th @ 9pm and we can’t tell you where…
Bill will be doing a secret gig. If you fancy coming along let me know as there are a few tickets. It’ll cost you €10.
Bill Coleman makes music with a guitar, a laptop and a whole load of live recorded loops. It’s reminded people of the work of eels, Talking Heads, Billy Bragg and The Flaming Lips. Time Out London summed it up as ‘electro-tinged, bouncy alt-folk’.
He has released two albums and numerous EPs in Ireland on his own label and shared various stages (Oxegen, Electric Picnic) across Ireland and the UK with Duke Special, Heathers, David Kitt, Ryan Sheridan, Jamie Lawson and many, many more.
His latest album was released in October 2010. It’s called ‘You Can’t Buy Back Your Life’ and comes in a numbered limited edition package. Each album is hand-decorated with individualised artwork; put 1,000 of them together and they spell out the name of the record. Hot Press says it’s “…a hugely satisfying collection of songs … dynamic, punchy and sonically rich … A triumph”.
Besides gigging busily, Bill is currently writing and recording one new song a week for 2011 which you can feast your ears on over on his website.
“majorly jazzed up and spaced out… love that record”
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“a seriously energetic piece that should get living people dancing like idiots”
Easy Music for Difficult Ears