As part of our Response Series Musician Alon Benjamini has created the musical piece Golden Retriever: A musical response to Uri Aran’s exhibition Take This Dog for Example. In this new composition, certain parts are directly influenced by specific pieces within the exhibition, while others are inspired by the emotions and visions evoked by the exhibition as a […]
Safehouse A Side / B Side | Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
X The Unknown | Leslie Norman
These films were selected by Vic Brooks, Lucy Raven and Evan Calder Williams of 13BC to coincide with their current exhibition Fatal Act as the third instalment in a curated series of screenings.
Safehouse A Side / B Side (2018) is a two-channel video by the Puerto Rican artist and filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. The work examines the history and the material culture of the guerrilla group the Armed Forces of National Liberation (in Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional; FALN). On Safehouse Muñoz writes, “Three actors perform gestures that we could imagine might take place in a clandestine apartment, but they also listen to music, eat, and take pleasure in being by themselves and developing a way of being together…The conversation circles around related ideas: from our responsibility to imagine a complex assemblage of past events, ideas, and people to resistance and a persistent desire for new images and forms to think about these ideas.”
Safehouse A Side / B Side is 20 minutes long and is screened courtesy of the artist.
X the Unknown is a 1956 science fiction film directed by Leslie Norman and produced by Hammer Film Productions. The film details the efforts of a small group of scientists to combat a mysterious radioactive substance that has surfaced in the Scottish highlands. X the Unknown communicates a sense of dread concerning the proliferation of nuclear technology, manifested through a movie monster that is generally unseen and almost impossible to either understand or control.
X The Unknown is 1 hour 21 minutes long and is screened with permission from Park Circus, Glasgow.
The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a walk through of the exhibition The Rise and The Fall where artist Liz Magor and our Director, Dr Georgina Jackson, will discuss some of the themes, subject matter, histories and ideas of the work on show. The event is free and everybody is welcomed, but booking is […]
Participants in this interactive Animation Lab will use their imaginations to discuss and visually explore the nature of memory. The lab will consider questions like: What is memory? How does memory change over time? What about memory is special? Participants will create their own creative responses to these ideas through animation. The Animation Lab is […]
In this lab, participants will experience sound in its different forms and reflect on the emotional responses that sound provokes. Daranijoh Sunni (E the Artist) will create and isolate different sounds and vibrations for participants to experience – and then ask them to think about and discuss the feelings, emotions, and responses they have to […]
Dr Georgina Jackson, Director of The Douglas Hyde, will lead a tour of the current exhibition by Uri Aran, Take This Dog for Example. Comprising a series of sculptures, video and photographic works, this is Aran’s first institutional exhibition in Ireland. Through his work, Aran explores the basics of language, behaviour, perception, and the rules […]
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