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Future Forecast: Brokentalkers presents
Dates: 04 Jun - 04 Jun
Can imagining the future be a collaborative act? What happens when we can’t agree on what to do next?
MELTDOWN is a failure to respond – to a clear brief. A failure to do what’s expected. A failure to do what we agreed to do – because we had more important things to do, because we hoped no one would make a fuss.
MELTDOWN is a response to a failure. A failure of those in power to do what they said they would, because they hope no one will make a fuss. A failure to do what they need to do in order to allow the arts and artists to sustain and flourish in this country.
COVID or no, we are in a crisis. The future for artists is uncertain. And that is perhaps the one thing we can agree on.
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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