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January 2019: Repeater 

Repeater are a rotating group of artists, musicians, architects and photographers who work together on collaborative audio and visual projects. Their recent work included an exhibition and improvised music set in Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr. The output of this was aired widely throughout the island on pirate radio. Materials broadcast included noise, techno and spoken word, both in English and in Irish.

During their residency in Sirius they will be researching Cobh's history as a global port and its connection to international conflict along with its prison and rebellion histories. Repeater will play a live set at Cork's Quarter Block Party using sound and visuals made during this stay.

Included in this residency are Mel Keane, Frank Sweeney, Jenn Moore, Cliona na Laoi, Cait Fahey, Eva Richardson McCrea, Coilin O'Connell and Michelle Doyle.

February 2019: Kathy Tynan

Kathy Tynan (b.1984) graduated from NCAD in 2008 with a BA in Fine Art Painting and in 2010 with an MA entitled Art in the Contemprary World. Tynan makes figurative paintings which focus on details and particularities of everyday urban environments. She has exhibited widely both in Ireland and abroad. Recent solo and selected two person exhibitions include Atonal Supersound, Kevin Kavangh, Dublin (2017); Traversées du Marais, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018) and Hands Laid On, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2016). Recent selected group shows include Trophy Hunters, Dada Post, Berlin (2018); Constellations, Kuvataide Academia, Helsinki (2018); Many Worlds, Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris (2017) and There Are Little Kingdoms, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co.Wicklow (2016). Recent speaking engagements include Competitive Tension, Green on Red, Dublin (2018); Painting As Material, RHA, Dublin (2017) and There's a Ghost in my House, NCAD (2015). She has recently returned from a three month residency in Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

March 2019: Aonghus McEvoy

Aonghus is a composer, improviser and guitar player based in Dublin. He explores the intersections between composition and improvisation, oblique restraint and histrionic rock excess. Aonghus' work moves between collaborations with improvisers, indeterminate scores for small ensembles and skewed takes on folk idioms. His use of the guitar ranges from employing traditional techniques to experimental methods. Aonghus has performed with musicians such as Rhodri Davies, Annette Krebs, Ludo Mich, Damo Suzuki, David Maranha, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, Tristan Clutterbuck, Adam Pultz Melbye and David Lacey. He is also a member of fabricated folk troupe Woven Skull.

 

March 2019: Sean Millar

 

Sean Miller is an artist, curator, collector, and an Associate Professor at the University of Florida's School of Art and Art History. His work considers materiality, entropy, politics, ecology, and the museum. Miller playfully adopts or synthesizes the roles and methods that sustain cultural institutions and/or museums. He designs projects that are ongoing, generative, and intentionally authored to include multiple participants and collaborators. Miller is co-founder of Soil Art Collective and Artist-Run Gallery (Seattle, WA) est. 1995, Founder and Director of John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA): A Location-Variable Museum, 2003-Present, Crude Life Portable Biodiversity Museum (in collaboration with Brandon Ballengee) 2016-2018.

During his residency Sean Miller (USA) will work in collaboration with Softday (IRL) to initiatiate a creative dialogue with collaborative partners and specific communities of interest that will explore the potential to create a sound-based and performative object artwork addressing environmental concerns of dust – the unwanted but sometimes essential particles that appear over time where we don’t’ want them, or, make up the fabric of reality we are living in - both within the institution of the art museum and wider environmental contexts (including outer space).‚Äč

seanmillerstudio.net

 

April 2019: Elizabeth Wood and Kevin Leong

 

Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong are Australian artists whose work sits firmly between community and contemporary visual art: they create projects that develop a rich and sympathetic relationship to the public and host communities whilst producing outcomes that aim to be imaginative, innovative, challenging and critical. Typically, their projects draw on developing creative collaborations between institutions, arts organisations, community groups, individuals, members of the public and interdisciplinary groups of creative professionals.

 

May 2019: Cairi Jacks

 

Cairi Jacks is an artist and researcher from Wales. After gaining a Fine Art degree in 2015 from Central Saint Martins, with a focus on socially engaged practice, she completed an MSc in Environment, Politics and Society at University Collage London. Her practice seeks to integrate these fields and draws on her interests in psychology, sociology and ecology to create work that responds directly to the environment.

By inviting viewers to have direct sensory experience of the natural world, her work explores our interdependence with the more-than-human world and the impact that transformed understandings of this relationship can have on our sense of our own subjectivity and on our relationship to the environment.

She is currently undertaking a number of residencies focusing on research and the development of her practice.

Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong are Australian artists whose work sits firmly between community and contemporary visual art: they create projects that develop a rich and sympathetic relationship to the public and host communities whilst producing outcomes that aim to be imaginative, innovative, challenging and critical. Typically, their projects draw on developing creative collaborations between institutions, arts organisations, community groups, individuals, members of the public and interdisciplinary groups of creative professionals.

 

 

 

 

Repeater

Repeater

 

Kathy Tynan

Kathy Tynan, Jamais Plus Toujours, oil on canvas, 80x70cm, 2018

Aonghus McEvoy

Aonghus McEvoy

Sean Millar

Sean Millar

Cairi Jacks

Cairi Jacks, Moss Den, Wales 2013

Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong

Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong