In the interests of safety, due to the severe national weather warnings in place in Galway tomorrow, Saturday 29 February, we are disappointed to announce the cancellation of the UnSelfing/Arrivals performance event which was scheduled to take place in Ceannt Station, Galway at 14:30.
We hope to reschedule the event at a later date and will announce details of this in due course.
UnSelfing/Arrivals: Official Launch of UnSelfing - TULCA Festival of Visual Arts’ Programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture
Date: Saturday 29 February 2020
Time: 14:.30 (meeting at 14:00)
Venue: Ceannt Train Station, Galway city (map)
Tickets: €10.00 (booking essential)
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts and Galway 2020 present: UnSelfing; a programme of exhibitions, performances and encounters with visual art taking place in Galway and across the country. It takes as its theme Iris Murdoch’s concept of ‘UnSelfing’; the idea that in order to find inner truth, it is necessary to seek outside of one’s self; to be curious about the people, places and ideas that surround us.
UnSelfing/Arrivals is a dynamic launch event featuring a newly commissioned performance entitled Weather Gods. This performance is by Isadora Epstein and it will take place on a moving train, travelling between Galway and Gort, highlighting UnSelfing’s theme of interior and exterior journeys.
UnSelfing/Arrivals will begin with a gathering at Ceannt train station in Galway. Attendees will board the 14:30 train and be treated to Weather Gods, a new show by Isadora Epstein which combines a mythological weather report with a train trip out West on the Great Western Railway. Epstein's performance will be accompanied by musicians Davy Kehoe, Daniel McAuley and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh. On arrival in Gort, guests will enjoy a reception and official launch of TULCA’s 2020 UnSelfing programme at Gort Library, with performances and readings from Iris Murdoch and speeches followed by transport by bus back to Galway city at 17:30.
Isadora Epstein is an artist based in Dublin. She has had recent performances at: the RHA, IMMA, the Hugh Lane, NCAD Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Ormston House and KuVa Exhibition Lab, Helsinki. She is a recipient of the Art Council’s inaugural Constance de Markievicz Award 2019.
Davy Kehoe is a composer and sound recordist based in Dublin. He is best known for his collaborations with Brendan Jenkinson and Morgan Buckley and his releases on the Wah Wah Wino record label, Short Passing Game (2017) and The Pilot (2019). He has had recent performances at the Project Arts Centre, The Douglas Hyde, and Cafe Otto, Paris.
Daniel McAuley is a singer, composer with Dublin-based group Cloud Castle Lake. He's composed for film, theatre and ballet and performed in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, Other Voices and across the US.
Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh is a viola player who takes influence from improvised, traditional and early music styles. She has played with a variety of musicians and groups which include Woven Skull, Circuit des Yeux, Josephine Foster and Alasdair Roberts and Irish improvisers David Lacey, Aonghus McEvoy and David Donohoe. Her first solo recordings were released on Fort Evil Fruit under the title Oreing.