Zoë's Dublin Diary: Hissen, Rally for Choice Fundraiser, and More

Wednesday 22 June – Listen, Hissen, Hessin!, 18:30, Free, IMMA

This Wednesday will see a one-night performance inspired by the incredible Carol Rama exhibition currently on show in IMMA until 1 August. Six Dublin-based visual artists collaborating under the name Hissen, will give their first public performance as an experimental sound group, in response to the Carol Rama artworks on display. The improvisational performance will make use of voice, touch, found objects, musical instruments, and digital elements. The collective consists of Karl Burke, Jessica Conway, Teresa Gillespie, Jonathan Mayhew, Suzanne Walsh and Lee Welch. More here.

Image Courtesy of Dragana Jurisic.

Thursday 23 June – Paul Gaffney & Dragana Jurisic, 18:00, Free, Oliver Sears Gallery

Dragana Jurisic is exhibiting My Own Unknown, a collection of recent work dealing with issues of identity and sexuality, inspired by the disappearance of her aunt, Gordana Čavić, from rural Yugoslavia in the 1950s, and the story of L’Inconnue de la Seine. L’Inconnue was the name given to a body allegedly found in the River Seine, whose death mask became a source of inspiration for Man Ray, Anais Nin, and many others. Dragana Jurisic’s research into L’Inconnue led her to create the 100 Muses project as an exploration of the reversal of the male gaze. Paul Gaffney’s ‘Stray’ collection will be on the first floor. Facebook event page here.

Friday 24 June – KantCope Album Launch: Roslyn Steer // Fixity, 20:00, €5 (Suggested Donation), Little Gem Records

Cork singer-songwriter Roslyn Steer uses drone and psychedelia throughout her strikingly intimate musical collection “You’ll Know”, which she is releasing on her own label KantCope. Recorded and produced by Dan Walsh with help from Kevin Terry, the songs were written over several years by Steer in Iniscarra, Co. Cork. Dan Walsh will also be performing as Fixity, a collaborative project based on improvisation. It’ll be a mesmerising affair. More here.

Saturday 25 June – NADIE, Strong Boys, SISSY, Disguise, 20:00, €8, Tenterhooks

Hypnotic punk Barcelonians NADIE are playing their first Dublin show in the tragically soon-to-be defunct Tenterhooks space. They include members from The Love Triangle, Belgrado, The Splits and Sect. They’ll be accompanied by hardcore bigwigs Disguise, SISSY, Strong Boys. Read more.

Sunday 26 June – Bannermaking BBQ Fundraiser: Rally for Choice, 13:00, €5-€10 (Suggested Donation), Jigsaw

In anticipation of the Rally for Choice march in Belfast on 2 July there’ll be an all-day fundraiser banner-making and BBQ event hosted by Jigsaw and organised by Need Abortion Ireland, Solidarity Times, and the Workers Solidarity Movement. All the money raised will go directly towards transporting Dublin-based protestors to the rally, in support of free, safe, and legal abortions. Event page here.

Monday 27 June – Remainder, 18:30/20:00, €9, IFI

Omer Fast has brought Tom McCarthy’s postmodern masterpiece to the screen in what looks to be a slick adaptation. Told in loops and fragments, Remainder opens with the unnamed protagonist (played by Tom Sturridge) struck by an unidentified object plummeting from the sky, then tracks his recovery as he attempts to piece his past together using the bribe he has been paid to remain silent about the accident. More on the IFI page here.

Tuesday 28 June – Alice Maher: The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House, 10:30-17:30, Free, Kevin Kavanagh

Alice Maher’s nine drawings are an exploration of metamorphosis via the human body, and orbit a range forms and emotions: human, animal and hybrid; pain, ecstasy and defiance. Distinctions between human and object are playfully muddled, and physical and metaphysical realities are explored. Maher is currently showing at EVA International, and represented Ireland at the Sao Paolo Biennale in 1994. Read more.

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Zoe Jellicoe: Zoë Jellicoe is co-founder of the Made It series. She tweets @geneva__diva

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