National Sculpture Factory’s Summer lunchtime lecture series • Every Wednesday in August, in the Factory Floor Mezzanine, 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. • Free and Open to All
Weds 6th August : Megs Morley & Tom Flanagan
Morley and Flanagan will talk about their collaborative practice that responds to the contemporary political moment, through a hybrid, and multidisciplinary approach to film and moving image installation.
Morley and Flanagan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both gallery and film festival contexts. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: EVA International Biennale 2014, Station Independent Projects, New York (2014), Mermaid Arts Centre (2013), Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles (2013)
Weds 13th August : Mark Clare , ‘A Root of Unity ’
Discussion with the artist around his cross disciplinary approach to his practice, which has included animation, photography, public interventions, temporary public sculpture and even on occasion the role of facilitator in developing projects with participants from a variety of backgrounds.
Mark Clare graduated from St. Martins College of Art & Design, London with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture before completing a MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster. He now lives and works in Dublin and has had exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Weds 20th August : Aislinn O’Donnell , ‘Experimental Philosophy’
Are the arts and humanities, including philosophy, destined to be subordinated to the logic of methodological imperialism that shapes the image of the natural and social sciences? Should they be forced to justify their existence to those who believe such irrelevant and useless domains of inquiry should die a quiet death? Perhaps philosophy needs to look to contemporary art practice to finds its way again. This talk is a call for an ‘experimental philosophy’.
Aislinn O’Donnell currently lectures in Philosophy of Education at Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick). Her writing, teaching and research involve engagement in a range of informal settings and non-traditional sites of learning, including closed institutions. These spaces become research sites offering opportunities for co-enquiry in philosophy and cognate disciplines. This approach is influenced by contemporary art practice and research.
Weds 27th August : Grace Dyas, ‘Changing the world or clinging on to the wreckage’
I am going to talk about the art that I make. I am going to talk about the highs and lows of being an artist, and (how?) how the fuck to get things done.
Grace is a founder of THEATREclub. She is an activist, a theatre director, a writer, a theatre producer and sometimes she changes things or makes new things happen. She makes theatre because she wants to change the world. She lives and works in inner city Dublin, Ireland where she is from.