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Friday, December 17, 2010

Pallasades @ The Black Mariah

The Black Mariah is pleased to present Pallasades, Score for 51°57'N 08°40'W, at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

Pallasades have created a live, interactive sound installation in the Triskel Gallery, a former ESB substation. Developing a practice based upon collaboration, process and site-specificity, Pallasades engage with the historical associations of the building, activating the space using sound and electrical impulses. Several DIY theremins create a grid-like structure where the audience’s movements in the space activate an improvised score.

The overlapping of themes surrounding the work are explored through individual texts in a parallel publication. Included with this, is a recording of their interaction with the electrical instruments as they are switched on for the first time.

Pallasades is Imelda Barnard, Fiona Chambers, Rachael Gilbourne, Michelle Hall, Tracy Hanna and Sharon Murphy, with guest collaborator Rob Costello. The group emerged out of an internship with Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, where they had their first exhibition in August 2008.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Scissors Cuts Paper - BLING!

SCP collaborative zine goes out with a bling.

For 2010 our collaboration scissors|cuts|paper have been making quarterly zines. There's further info on our blog

In this issue we collaborated with Sounds of System Breakdown, who wrote a song especially for us and performed it on the launch night in Hello Operator. This issue is gold, hand folded and sewn, numbered and has a special edition of the song 'Fashion Mercenary' on CD.

Zines are available from us directly, Plugd records in Cork, Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast, The Winding Stair Bookshop and Indigo and Cloth in Dublin.