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Future Forecast: MALAPROP Theatre presents
Dates: 06 May - 06 May
We were asked to think about what happens next for artists and the arts. No one wants to go back to the way things were pre-COVID, and not just because we now can’t imagine living without Paul Mescal’s volcanic sexuality. In the future, we want more people to feel like art is a vital part of their lives, but we don’t want to inflict artists’ working conditions on them. Most people have been working overtime all the time for a long time. Most people don’t have any labour to spare for labours of ‘love’.
We had a show cancelled when social distancing came into effect. It was about needing to change but not knowing how. Fittingly enough, that’s where we are now. Too many gigs which MIGHT pay off, change everything for the better, make it all make sense at last, no gigs that definitely will.
When you’re being pulled in 8 directions, the one thing you can’t do is stay still. If you stay still, you get torn apart. So that’s what GULP is about. How we’re all freelancers, desperately flicking between tabs, invoicing the future, hoping it doesn’t burn us. (Again.)
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Commissioned by Project Arts Centre as part of Future Forecast. Find out more about Future Forecast here.
July 14 2020, at 05:12pm
Project Arts Centre is pleased to announce an open call for a series of 3 artist commissions. Future Forecast is a series of events and artistic interventions forming part of a speculative voyage towards the future. Future Forecast is a multiway transmission with 2020+ vision. For the Arts sector, the last few months have been a time of crisis, but also a time of reflection. The building is a luxury and we miss it. We miss artists making their work in our spaces and audiences making a journey through the building to see that work and we miss being together…Read More
June 12 2020, at 10:55am
Exactly 20 years ago the new purpose-built premises of Project Arts Centre reopened amidst huge expectations and speculations on its capacities to live up to its artist-led ethos and continue its creative path dedicated to experimentation and radical practices. There were sceptics and critical voices addressing both the context of the development of the Temple Bar Cultural Quarter and spectacle-oriented, consumer-driven cultural production which some feared Project’s subversive spirit might fall prey to after its refurbishment. An anniversary at most times is an important opportunity to reflect, especially during such transformative moments as those we are living through right now.…Read More