Geographical Turn, 6-7 November 2015, Preliminary Programme

photo 4                                                                                      Friday 6 November   Royal Irish Academy Dawson Street, Dublin 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         9.00. Registration

Introduction.

9.30. Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University, ‘Geographical Turn, an introduction.’

Dialogues in Place.

10.00. Silvia Loeffler, Maynooth University and independent artist, ‘Glas Journal 2015: A Deep Mapping of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.’
10.15. Cian O’Callaghan, Maynooth University, Ronan Foley, Maynooth University, and Silvia Loeffler in conversation.
10.45. Coffee
11.00. Fiona Whelan, independent artist, ‘Policing Dialogues- a creative exploration of neighbourhood relations of power.’
11.30. Screening of The Area, dirs. Ríonach Ní Néill, Joe Lee.
12.00. Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Maynooth University and independent artist, and Ríonach Ní Néill, independent artist, in conversation
12.30. Marie Mahon, National University of Ireland Galway, ‘Place-making in the rural – the artist as mediator in the “performance of rurality.”’ A discussion of the work of Deirdre O’Mahony and in particular her 2007 ‘X-PO’ public art project located in the abandoned post office at Kilnaboy (Clare).
13.00. Lunch.

Anxious Spaces

14.00. Michelle Browne, independent artist, and Ambra G. Bergamasco, Maynooth University and independent artist, ‘Transmitting pluralities – moving dialogues, on Geography, Art and Research.’
14.45. Neil Watkins, independent artist, presents some of his literary work on HIV
15.00. Cormac O’Brien, University College Dublin, and Neil Watkins, ‘The Spaces of HIV in Irish culture.’
15.30. Tea.

15.45. Panel on Space, Place and Environment
Zoë O’Reilly, independent artist, Karen Till, Maynooth University, Alan Mee, University College Dublin
16.30. Close.

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photo 4                                                                            Saturday
7 November       Place, Space and Environment in Dublin

9.15. Field Walk [Meeting place tba]: including ‘Embodying Space’ with Craig Connolly, Louise Lowe, Karen Till (Moore Street); ‘Psychogeography’ with  Conor McGarrigle (Monto); ‘Uses and Exchange Values’ with Gerry Kearns (Dominick Street)

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

13.15. Registration

Interim Spaces

13.30. Conor McGarrigle, Dublin Institute of Technology, ‘Locative Media Art.’
14.00. Marisa Denker, National College of Art and Design, and Naomi Murphy, National College of Art and Design. Connect the Dots
14.15. Léa Donguy, Université d’Artois, ‘Walking the edge: suburban explorations as a critical tool for rethinking the metropolitan fabric.’
14.30. Karen Till, Maynooth University, Craig Connolly and Louise Lowe, ANU Productions, ‘Changing the Optic: Questioning National Narratives through Place-Based Performance’

Spaces of Responsibility and Attachment

15.00. Zoë O’Reilly/Anthony Haughey. Presentation of their art work.
15.15. Zoë O’Reilly and Anthony Haughey in conversation: ‘Crossing Borders: a conversation on art, activism and academia’
15.45. Tea
16.00. Presentation of Larry Kirwan’s work
16.30. Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University, in conversation with Larry Kirwan

17.00. Concluding panel.
Anne Volvey, Université d’Artois, Blaithin Quinn, independent artist, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Luke Gibbons (tbc), Maynooth University
17.30. Close

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