Omnipresent: The Centre For Dying On Stage #1
Exhibitions/Special Event Project Arts Centre presents

OMNIPRESENT: THE CENTRE FOR DYING ON STAGE #1

  • 31 July 2014 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Karl Burke

This is a free event and you are all very welcome to attend. No booking is required.

On this evening, artist and musician Karl Burke will present his spatial sound piece Omnipresent. Originally conceived as the soundtrack to the play The Maids, the piece is recomposed here as a site specific sculptural installation using sound as its main medium. Operating at a frequency from 20 Hz to 40 Hz, the sound propagates spatially in a very particular manner, forming static physical clusters of intense sound with areas of silence throughout the space of the gallery.  Whiskey Sours will be served to accompany the piece, available from the foyer bar for €5.

This event is running as part of the exhibition The Centre For Dying On Stage #1, curated by Kate Strain. Every Thursday a recurring Dive Bar will transform the gallery into an informal social space for performance, exchange and encounter.

Biography

Karl Burke (b. Sligo, Ireland, 1974) lives and works in Dublin. He graduated with a diploma in Fine Art followed by a degree in Interactive Multimedia from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire. Solo exhibitions include Taking a Line at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, 2011 and Method C at King John’s Castle,  Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2010. Burke has recently shown at the The MAC, Belfast as part of the two person exhibition with Maud Cotter in The Air They Capture Is Different, 2013 and in group exhibitions including The empty set at Maria Stenfors, London, 2013; Into the Light, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2012; Time out of Mind, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2012; Conquested, Temple Bar Galleries + Studios, Dublin, 2011 and Nothing is Impossible at the Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, 2010. Burke also produces music under the name Karl Him and has produced a number of soundtracks for theatre, working with Dublin based companies Loose Canon and Brokentalkers.

Photo credit: Karl Burke, Consequence of Sequence, The Mac, Belfast, 2013