Ann Hirsch performs the predicament of marriage, porn + sex positive feminism at PLASTIK Festival, Mar 25

24 March 2017

Ann Hirsch is performing ‘The Rest of My Life (my fantasies, my choice)’ at Dublin’s Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on March 25.

The event is part of Ireland’s PLASTIK Festival of Artists Moving Image, running March 24 to 26, and is run in in collaboration with London’s LUX Moving Image. Other notable events include screenings ‘A Flight From Reason,’ curated by Yuri Pattison, and ‘Vertical Landscapes,’ curated by Sasha Litvintseva.

The LA-based performance and video artist, Hirsch, will be performing the new work which “delves into the predicament of her recent marriage, a growing addiction to pornography, and an endearing bitterness for sex positive feminism.” Hirsch’s practice looks at culture and gender through the lens of technology, and in usually occupying the subject in front of the lens, she deals with “personal issues with emotion, sincerity, and comical levity.”

See the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website for details.**

Courtesy PLASTIK Festival.
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‘An Afternoon for Ian’ @ The Showroom, Dec 3

1 December 2016

‘An Afternoon for Ian’ is on at London’s The Showroom on December 3.

The afternoon of presentations is part of Here is Information. Mobilise: a weekend-long set of events dedicated to celebrating the life and work of Ian White (1971-2013), taking place at The Showroom and ICA in collaboration with LUX

The event will celebrate White’s life and influence, and will feature contributions by those who have worked with him including Ed Atkins, Cinenova, Kim Coleman, Phil Collins, Matthew Noel-Tod, Rachel Reupke and Cara Tolmie among others.

See the Showroom website for details.**


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Hágase el caos

31 March 2011

We’re in love with Spanish comics lately (ouch), and if last week we were talking about Fagocitosis let’s give some visibility today to a recently published jewel from another gifted duo: Felipe Hernández Cava & Bartolomé Seguí.

“Hágase el caos” is the story of Alex, a British (with obvious Yugolsavian origins) citizen who becomes the visible puppet of a dark plot to kill Tito. What no-one knows is the real dimension of the plot, who does Alex really work for? It’s 1953 and the SFR Yugoslavian Prime Minister Josip Tito is visiting London. A few months before Alex’ mother is run over, something that makes Alex ask himself about his human condition and his origins… the history of the Balkans since the XIX century.  A classic spy story where the darkest secrets of society are exposed (think John Le Carré or Graham Greene), where the fragility of the Balkan fraternity is deeply taken into account mixing historical facts with hypothetical “what ifs?”.

This is the first volume (from 2) from the magicians behind “The Blind snakes” who won the national comic award in 2009 and “Lux” has recently been published by Norma Editorial (13€).

You can read the first four pages of the comic with an interview here (Spanish only sorry…use G translate), but we’re pretty sure it will soon be published (at least) in France, Belgium… and who knows… maybe in the States…someday!

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