Common Ground Performance Afternoon
30th November 3pm

Occupy Space are pleased to present live performances from Áine Philips and softday who are exhibiting with Occupy Space in our current show Common Ground.

Áine Phillips is a visual artist, writer, curator and academic originally from Dublin living in County Clare. She has exhibited multi-media performance works and sculptural installations in Ireland and internationally since the late 80's. She has created art work for diverse contexts; public art commissions, the street, club events and gallery exhibitions including TROUBLE Festival Les Halles Brussels, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, NON Festival Bergen, Kyoto Art Centre, The Stanley Picker Gallery & Performance SPACE London, Judith Wright Centre for Art Brisbane Australia, Tanzquartier Vienna, The Kitchen New York, National Review of Live Art Glasgow, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery Krakow Poland. In Ireland, she has presented work at The Lab, Irish Film Centre, Project, Arthouse, Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, EV+A Limerick, Galway Arts Centre, and the Killkenny Arts Festival among others.

Indignant Listening is an on-going investigation by Softday into the unique soundscapes of public protest and discontent.

The public or political demonstration is perhaps the one remaining truly democratic and utopic space where human anxieties, hopes and aspirations can be made temporally manifest. 

The soundscape of the demonstration reminds us that we are not just passive spectators and that collectively we can be more than the sum of our parts, reaching for goals that otherwise would be individually and potentially unattainable. In the cacophony of the everyday the soundscape of the demonstration is the contemporary soundtrack of our lives. We say; “Turn off, tune out, drop in!”