Irish Research Council programme for Culture Night 2018
Posted: 10 September, 2018
The erotics of the Knock apparition, a reimagining of traditional music from the Seán Ó Riada collection and experimental poetry are among the highlights of the Irish Research Council’s 2018 Culture Night programme.
Culture Night takes place nationwide on Friday, 21st September, from 5pm to 10pm. For the third year in a row, the Irish Research Council is offering a packed programme of activities in the historic surrounds of Boston College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
The Council’s 2018 Culture Night programme builds on the success of the last two years, which has seen more than 700 people in attendance at Boston College. Come and enjoy this showcase of performances, live music, literature, audio-visual demonstrations and interactive talks led by Council-funded researchers from universities across the country. Join us in celebrating the breadth of cultural research sponsored by the Council, and engage with our researchers to learn more about their fascinating projects.
You can download the full programme below.
MUSICAL CROSSROADS: BONN, LONDON, DUBLIN
Anja Bunzel uncovers fascinating crossroads of German, English, and Irish music-cultural European heritage through a discussion of selected art, children’s and folk songs by the German composer Johanna Kinkel (1810 1858).
WEIGHTED SILENCES: A WORK IN PROGRESS
Kathy D'Arcy will read from her work in progress, an experimental long-form poem exploring the history of Irish women’s voices.
HAGIOGRAPHY TO HISTORICAL FICTION
Fiona Whyte will explore the creative processes and challenges of writing historical fiction, followed by a reading from her novel in progress.
Néill O'Dwyer will chart the use of digital media techniques – motion tracking, projection mapping, AR/VR technologies – in the performing arts since the emergence of the internet.
THE POWER OF DISPLAY: EXHIBITION CULTURES AND EXHIBITED CULTURES
Fernando Sanchez-Migallon Cano will explore how exhibition design affects the meanings and receptions of specific objects, images, artefacts, and buildings, and how installations shape the viewer's experience of the cultural ritual of a museum visit.
EROTICS OF THE KNOCK APPARITION
Niamh Campbell will attempt to demonstrate, with your help, how faith, sensation, and yoga poses can help us to reconsider this particular event of Catholic phantasmagoria.
VISUALISING AND PERFORMING THE SEÁN Ó RIADA COLLECTION
Pádraig Mac Aodhgáin invites you to listen to live traditional Irish music on the concertina and to interact with the story of musical projects from the Seán Ó Riada Collection at University College Cork through digital visualisations.
TREASURES OF IRISH MANUSCRIPTS: BODACH AN CHÓTA LACHTNA
Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh will tell this much-loved tale about Fionn mac Cumhaill and the Fianna and explore its rich manuscript tradition.