Movements for independence, within the EU in Scotland, Catalonia and the British vote to exit the EU, have become an increasingly prominent feature on Europe’s political landscape over recent years. But what challenges do seceding nations face and what are the potential gains in terms of policy autonomy and political sovereignty? Confirmed speakers who will explore these, and other issues related to contemporary European succession, include Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician, who will discuss the present political situation in Catalonia and the right to self-determination in Europe.
Place: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Nassau Street, Dublin
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Price: Admission Free but advance registration is recommended
The IFI is welcoming Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey to attend and take part in a discussion with Dr. Sarah Durcan following the screening of this programme.
The moving image comes closer than any other medium to conveying and informing our experience of time and memory. ‘The Memory-Image’ presents three films ranging from Alain Resnais’s famous tracking shots exploring the collective memory housed in France’s Bibliothèque Nationale to the Irish premiere of Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey’s extraordinary Dream English Kid 1964-1999, a film that acts as a journey into the artist’s own past via found footage on the internet.
Also including internationally acclaimed shorts by Lucy Raven, Rosalind Nashashibi & Lucy Skaer, this programme highlights the peculiar nature of the relationship between memory and media by fixing our attention on moments and institutions of shared history and experience.
Place: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
Time: 6:30 pm
Brighten up the dark evenings in January by joining the Making Connections Winter School. Every Tuesday, take part in an adult art workshop, facilitated by a different TBG+S studio artist each week. Learn about the art practices of the artists and engage with different materials and ways of making, while meeting new people or spending time with friends. This week, Sibyl Montague makes sculpture, video, and installation. Her work is interested in objects and how they ‘perform’. She often works with found material and assemblage, using organic (gelatine, liquids, food) and digital matter to build site-specific works for the exhibition.
Place: Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Price: Admission Free, but advanced registration