Cultural Newsletter: JUNE 2013
The exhibition Cloud Illusions I Recall explores the relationship between Art and Cinema and is co-curated by
French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Cerith Wyn Evans, and Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator,
IMMA. Special works have been created for this exhibition among which the premiere of the unique performance
of Lola Montes by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.
As part of the exhibition, the IFI, in partnership with IMMA, presents films by great Chris Marker, selected by
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. On Saturday, June 22 nd , a screening of La Jetée will be followed by a panel
discussion entitled Art and Film – The Magnificent Obsession. The panel includes Dominique GonzalezFoerster.
On Sunday, June 23 rd, there will be a screening of Marker's Sans Soleil.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Institut Français
Exhibition: "Cloud Illusions I Recall"
22 June – 25 August 2013
@ New Galleries, IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Chris Marker retrospective & Panel Discussion
Art and Film – The Magnificent Obsession
22-23 June 2013
@ Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar,
Dublin 2 - Bookings
AUDIENCE POWERED FILM SCREENING OF "HOME" BY YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND
6 JUNE 2013
University College Dublin Earth Institute, with the support of the French Embassy in
Ireland, Cycling Safaris, Dublin Cycling Campaign and ESD Training, is hosting
their first ’Summer Cinema Cook-Out’ on the evening of Thursday 06 June 2013
at 8pm centrally on UCD main campus between the Tierney Building and
’Home’, a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand will be screened. Home presents a
stunning depiction of how the Earth’s problems are all interlinked, but with only one
thing responsible: the human.
The movie screening will be entirely audience powered through Re:Cycle
human powered cinema.
6 bikes and 12 legs to power a 2000 Lumen projector and 150W audio system
to screen films or projections. Audience Participation will be required.
Food and drinks will be available.
Further information at www.ambafrance-ie.org
THE DARK SIDE OF DIDEROT
7 JUNE 2013
On the occasion of the tercentenary of Diderot's birth in 1713, this symposium
proposes to investigate the uneasy schism that emerges in the work of this
philosophe, between positive images of the Enlightenment and a residual dark
undercurrent of social unrest, disorder, transgression, and clandestine intellectual and
social practices. What can an investigation of the dark side of Diderot bring to our
understanding of Enlightenment?
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland
The Dark Side of Diderot
International tercentenary conference
Friday 7 June 2013
@ Whaley Room, UCD Newman House, 85/86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Please pre-register for Conference and Lunch in advance by sending your name to
the organisers Dr Síofra Pierse (UCD) or Dr James Hanrahan (TCD) before the 7 th
June/ ([email protected] - [email protected]
BERTRAND TAVERNIER - PUBLIC INTERVIEW & SCREENING
8 JUNE 2013
Legendary French Filmmaker, Bertrand Tavernier comes to Dublin as part
of John Ford Ireland Film Symposium for a rare Public Interview with
Tara Brady (Irish Times) where he will discuss his life’s work, how John
Ford influenced his career and French Cinema.
A lively, engaging discussion followed by a Screening of ‘Round Midnight’
the Academy-Award winning film of an enigmatic but tortured jazz
musician living in 1950’s Paris.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Alliance Française Dublin
The John Ford Ireland Symposium is an initiative of the Irish Film & Television
Academy (IFTA) and the John Ford Estate
Bertrand Tavernier - Public Interview & Screening
Saturday 8 June 2013, 4pm
@ Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
*** For a chance to WIN TICKETS for BERTRAND TAVERNIER - Public Interview &
Screening on Saturday 8 June 2013 at Light House Cinema in Dublin ***
E-mail your FULL contact details and the code TAVERNIER to [email protected]
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
A DAY OF TALKS
ABOUT IRISH-FRENCH MILITARY RELATIONS
8 JUNE 2013
The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History in association with
the French Embassy in Ireland presents a day of talks about Irish-French
military relations from the 17th- 20th century.
Speakers will explore the Jacobite diaspora in France, the Wild Geese and
related historiography, the life of Theobald Wolf Tone and Irish people’s
involvement in the French Resistance during World War II.
Check the website for the full programme.
Speakers include Dr Nathalie Genet-Rouffiac, Conservateur en chef du
Patrimoine at the Service Historique de la Défense (Military Archives Centre) in
Vincennes, Dr Sylvie Kleinman, Centre for War Studies and Dept. of History,
TCD, Dr David Murphy, Centre for Military History & Strategic Studies, Dept. of
History, NUI Maynooth, Thomas Bartlett, professor of Irish History at the
University of Aberdeen and Lieutenant Colonel Dan Harvey, Irish Defence
Talks start at 10.30am in the Palatine Room, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
ADMISSION FREE, please contact the Bookings Office to book your place.
BLACKROCK YOUTH FESTIVAL AT CORK: OCEAN TO CITY
8 JUNE 2013
On Saturday June 8 the Blackrock Youth Festival is hosted at the
Blackrock Castle Observatory with a free family fun day during the
Ocean to City festival.
This year the Blackrock Castle Observatory teamed up with the Embassy
of France in Ireland to bring the amazing selection of images from the
TARA Oceans Exhibition, with Dr. Emmanuel Reynaud, exhibition
coordinator and curator to give a talk (1pm) and two screenings of
Planet Ocean (11.30am & 2pm).
Enjoy workshops, balloon making, face painting, traditional boat displays,
kids playing area, drumming, story telling, and more!
Further information: www.ambafrance-ie.org
CAMPUSFRANCE IN GRADIRELAND SUMMER FAIR
12 JUNE 2013
Campus France will participate in GradIreland Summer fair on Wednesday,
12th June 2013. You would like to study in France but you don’t know where
to start and who to contact? Do not hesitate to stop by at our exhibit stand in
GradIreland Summer Fair and we will be glad to answer any of your queries!
Date: Wednesday,12 June 2013
Start Time: 11:00
End time: 17:00
Venue: Serpentine Hall (Hall 3), RDS, Dublin 4
www.ambafrance-ie.org - gradireland.com
WORLD ACTORS FORUM
15-16 JUNE 2013
The inaugural World Actors Forum: Giving a voice to the actor without a
script will take place at the Gate Theatre on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June,
2013. Participants will include Brendan Gleeson, Michael Gambon, Jeremy
Irons among others and with many more to be announced!
The forum aims to provide Irish and international actors with a platform to
share their experiences and discuss topics.
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2013
To Book your pass to this weekend visit:
« DE GAULLE: A QUIET HOLIDAY »
21 JUNE 2013
De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday presents original photographs from the Kennelly
Archive of De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland after he left power in May 1969. Portraits
of the McCartans, De Gaulle’s Irish ancestors, will also be exhibited.
Padraig and Joan Kennelly, founders of a small photo-graphic studio in Tralee,
followed the trail of this noted visitor and recorded the excitement caused
amongst the inhabitants of Sneem, County Kerry. They called their collection
“A Quiet Holiday”.
The exhibition is presented by the French Embassy in Ireland in association
with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU and The Gathering Ireland
2013. The original exhibition was conceived by Isabelle Galy-Aché and
presented by the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris in 2011, with the support of the
Kennelly Archive, Fondation Charles de Gaulle, Ireland Fund of France.
De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday
27 May – 21 June 2013
@ European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
[email protected] – 01 708 8308
GALWAY - EXHIBITION: SCIENCE/FICTION: A JOURNEY IN THE HEART OF LIFE
19 JULY 2013
@ Alliance Française Galway
ON DISPLAY UNTIL
LET'S FRENCH / FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE / LOVE: LIVE MUSIC
21-23 JUNE 2013
With the support of the French Embassy, the Alliance Française in
partnership with Love Live Music presents the French band Soul
Square in concert, as part of the Fête de la Musique and Love:live
music, Ireland's National Music Day. A real tribute to Hip-Hop from the
90's, Soul Square mixes old-school with contemporary influences, and
both casual and smooth grooves with pure Hip-Hop beats.
Street Literature is part of the Workin Class Records label. 'A gritty,
urban poetry shines through Products of the Environment, a compilation
album on Workin Class Records. Track after track documents growing up
with little in the way of options and realities dominated by drug abuse,
crime and paranoia. Their videos capture blighted estates full of hooded
youths, pushed to the margins by the city’s economic apartheid. The sort
of places the rest of us just cycle through' - Rabble.ie
● Friday 21 June
Fête de la Musique
@ The Village, 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
6pm - 8pm: DJ/MC with DJ Moschops from Workin Class Records
@ The Village (downstairs)
8.00pm: SOUL SQUARE + Street Literature (Workin Class Records)
● Sunday 23 June, 8.30pm
Matt Andersen in Concert
@ The Village, 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Tickets: €15/€10 AF members
« WILLY REILLY
HIS COLLEEN BAWN » IN PARIS
In June, the Irish Film Institute presents Willy Reilly and His Colleen Bawn,
accompanied by the CinéTheatre Ensemble in three major European cities: Berlin
(June 8th), Paris (June 10th - tickets) and Madrid (June 12th).
Watch the video here
«THE BOYNE VALLEY IN THE ALBERT KAHN COLLECTION (1913)»
27 JUNE - 31 AUGUST 2013
This prestigious exhibition displays one of the earliest collections of colour
photographs taken in Ireland and the Boyne Valley taken exactly 100
years ago by two remarkable French women, Marguerite Mespoulet and
Madeleine Mignon. The two young women graduates recorded Irish life
on their journey through Ireland from Galway to the Boyne Valley.
Marguerite Mespoulet kept a diary and wrote entries on her observations.
The photographic expedition to Ireland was part of a world-wide
project, financed by the wealthy French banker and pacifist, Albert Kahn,
that documented, through film and photography, aspects of cultures that
were rapidly changing and disappearing.
Exhibition: “The Boyne Valley in the Albert Kahn Collection (1913)”
27 June - 31 August 2013
@ Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co. LouthGallery
[email protected] - ph. 041 9833946
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