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Dates: 28 Aug - 28 Aug
Show Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Rachel-Rose O’Leary, CIRCUMSTANCE allowing, Michelle O’Rourke
Dive Bar events are free and unticketed; everyone is welcome to attend.
On this evening, a collective reading of texts by ‘pataphysical writer René Daumal will unfold, under the guidance of Rachel-Rose O’Leary, CIRCUMSTANCE allowing. This will be followed by a conversation on interruption and performativity, the conceptual underpinnings of The Centre For Dying On Stage, with Kate Strain and Michelle O’Rourke. Returning guests will also be invited to share material over the course of the evening. This final event will mark the end of the Dive Bar series, and The Obituary cocktail will be served at the 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.
Rachel-Rose O’Leary (b. Dublin, Ireland, 1990) recently graduated with a BFA from IADT. She was awarded VAI Graduate Award for IADT and was featured in the July/ August edition of the VAN. Rachel has an ongoing interest in pataphysics and the writings of leading pataphysician René Daumal, and is excited to meet him personally at the closing event of The Centre For Dying on Stage.
CIRCUMSTANCE allowing (b. Dublin, Ireland, 2013) is a collaborative practice involving Niamh Forbes and Aoife Mullan, both of whom recently graduated with a BFA from NCAD. Circumstance Allowing acts as a notational meeting point between individual visual arts practices in an attempt to create works which, due to an exact set of circumstances, and a precise meeting of minds occurring at a particular moment in time, can become more than the sum of their parts. Niamh and Aoife recently exhibited as part of Shred! curated by Michelle Doyle in Steambox studios, and have an upcoming exhibition in Basic Space in August 2014.
Michelle O’Rourke is an Irish singer currently based in Dublin & Berlin. In recent years Michelle has found most inspiration in the work of living composers. She has been involved in the commission, premiere and touring of works by Linda Buckley, Garrett Sholdice, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Judith Ring and Andrew Hamilton, amongst others. Michelle performs regularly with Ergodos musicians. She has also performed as vocalist with the lauded Crash Ensemble, and as alto soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Recent projects have included a song cycle for voice and chamber ensemble, titled Here I am, commissioned from Linda Buckley with support from the Irish Arts Council and Recueillement, a chamber opera by Garrett Sholdice.
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