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Opening of the exhibition 'All Life Communicates'

  • Thursday 14 April 2022
  • From 5.30pm
  • Admission free

Food and drink on sale by a foodtruck (burgers).

Conversation at 5.30pm

On the evening the exhibition opens, at 5.30pm, George Bolster and Siobhán McDonald are in conversation with Professor Peter Gallagher, Head of Astrophysics at the DIAS and a member of the ESA-NASA science team that launched Solar Orbiter in 2020 to journey to hitherto unexplored parts of the Sun.

George Bolster All Life Communicates

NewYork-based multi-disciplinary artist George Bolster combines science, science-fiction and art history to explore the challenges we face as a society and as a species. He grapples with the language, and more specifically the developments in communication between humans and other forms of life. His kinetic mobiles are inspired by discussions with NASA's Keppler mission, the SETI Institute (specialised in alien intelligence), and American astrophysicist Laurance Doyle. Together with an installation developed during his CCI residency in 2019, the artist is showing his new film 'Communication: We Are Not The Only Ones Talking…'.

Siobhán McDonald The week the sun touched the earth

The Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to present this exhibition of paintings on vellum, lithographs, film projections, seeds and objects by artist Siobhán McDonald.

Siobhán is fascinated by natural phenomena such as the solar storm Aurora Borealis, and how to give artistic form to intangible scientific processes. Her work presented in the CCI’s Old Library explores ancient and future solar storms in Ireland by bringing together echoes from different fields – quotations, mythology and language from the historic chronicles known as The Irish Annals, as well as contemporary dance and empirical cosmic data.

Concert by Feather Beds at 8pm

Music artist and producer Michael Orange aka Feather Beds is originally from Dublin and now based in London. His acclaimed EP Fragile / Temper was released in 2020 and his third album is on the way.

Tonight, during our after party, enjoy his “ambient electronics and gorgeous instrumentation” (The 405) “underpinned with touches of The Cure and a beguilling mix of harmony-drenched Beach Boys” (Irish Times)