Wednesday, 1 June – Dither & Eidolan, 18:00, Free, MART Gallery Rathmines
As part of Rue Red’s Glitch Festival 2016, Kevin Freeney of (Algorithm and CLU) and filmmaker and choreographer Janna Kemperman will be showing “Dither”, an installation exploring body and communication, in MART’s Gallery 1. In two parts, Freeney and Kemperman use audiovisual elements to look at the interaction between our digital identities and physical form. Helen McMahon’s “Eidolon”, a projection piece inspired by the relationship between artwork and viewer, will be in Gallery 2. McMahon focuses on the role that memory plays in the perception of artwork, and the limitless versions of the artwork that are created anew in the viewer’s mind. More details here.
Thursday, 2 June – Spellbound, 17:00, Free, Filmbase
Spellbound is an exhibition of illustrations and picture-book art, as well as a pop-up print shop. Presented by Adrienne Geoghegan, it opens this Thursday and features works by Nadia Cardoso, Emma Lanigan, Brid Fanning, Elsa Green, Victoria Best, Rachel Barton, Daniele Archimedes, Rosie Pender, Eadaoin Moore, and Hannah Maguire. More details here.
Friday, 3 June – Pender Street Steppers / Terriers / Bong Guzzling / Sias / Barry Redsetta, 22:00, €6/15, Yamamori Tengu
Out to Lunch are back with a jam-packed booking in Tengu, with loungey vibes from Pender Street Steppers of Vancouver collective Mood Hut, and Dublin synth duo Terriers. The downtempo composition and moody atmospherics should make for an exceptionally chill affair. Accompanying them on the night are DJ Bong Guzzling, Sias (aka Frank B) and Barry Redsetta of the Major Problems gang. Details here, and here.
Saturday, 4 June – Rats Blood / SISSY / Xylem / Arboreal Lung, 13:00, €10, Bohemian Football Club Phoenix Bar
The Bohs are hosting a daytime gig for all ages in their Phoenix Bar Drumcondra home, a portion of the proceeds of which will go to the Bohemians Youth Development programme. Fuzzy politically charged garage punk comes from SISSY, and scuzzy hardcore from Rats Blood. Details here.
Sunday, 5 June – Carl Craig & The Black Madonna, 23:00, €10/15/18, Opium Rooms
Carl Craig, grand master of house himself, is in Opium Rooms this bank-holiday weekend with The Black Madonna, purveyor of anthemic, blissed-out productions. Known for her ebullient vinyl sets and maverick creative direction, The Black Madonna was made a resident of Smart Bar, alongside Frankie Knuckles and Derrick Carter, and quickly become its chief programme director, bringing new blood and more diverse events. Details here, and here.
Monday, 6 June – Hurt, 10:30-18:00, Hillsboro Art Centre
Opening this Thursday, eight artists have created responses to Trent Reznor and Johnny Cash’s versions of “Hurt”. Written and recorded by Reznor as part of the magisterial The Downward Spiral (1994), “Hurt” was reinterpreted by Johnny Cash in 2002, alongside an emotional video featuring himself and his wife June Carter in the dilapidated House of Cash museum in Tennessee. The song’s emotional desolation lives in both versions – Reznor’s youthful expression of disgust and loneliness, and Cash’s seasoned pathos and nostalgia. The show features the work of Basil Beattie, Lawrence Carroll, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi, Patrick Graham, Catherine Lee, Alice Maher, and Michael Warren. More here.
Tuesday, June – Eel / The Wankys / Disguise / Gaze, 23:00, €10, Tenterhooks
Tenterhooks is bringing back Disguise and Gaze for an evening of high-octane hardcore, with Eel and The Wankys over for their only Irish show and headlining on the night. It’s BYOB and payment as suggested donation. Details here.