Docklands Authority partners with Project Arts Centre to present eclectic series of arts performances
We Are Here 3.0, 23rd June to 5th July 2008
The Docklands Authority has partnered with the Project Arts Centre to present We Are Here 3.0, a diverse series of cutting edge and accessible performance works that will take place from 23rd June to 5th July. The shows in the festival draw from and connect with cities in Europe, India, the Middle East and America.
Highlights of this year's festival include the return of Rimini Protokoll, whose ‘Cargo Sofia' was the big hit of last year's festival, with Call Cutta in a Box; Choc-Steady Sundae, a day long block party for all the family; Disco-nnect, a guided walking tour around Docklands that leads to a gig and a party; and Propositions 1 and 2, an eerie reconstruction of a murder scene.
We Are Here 3.0 is one of many initiatives included in the Docklands Authority's arts strategy demonstrating its commitment to the development of the arts and culture in the area.
Paul Maloney, Chief Executive of the Docklands Authority, says, "Collaborating with arts and performance groups such as the Project Arts Centre is an important aspect of our arts strategy. We are delighted to present We Are Here for the third year and invite people to come along and experience a new perspective on Docklands and Dublin life."
Mary McCarthy, Arts Manager at the Docklands Authority said, "The performance works in We Are Here 3.0 are amongst the most thought provoking and diverse to be held in Dublin this summer and are sure to entertain, intrigue and create much discussion on the increasingly powerful role of technology in contemporary society."
Etiquette, Rotozaza (UK)
Date and time: 23 June to 5 July, 2pm to 8pm (every thirty minutes)
Venue: KC Peaches, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Etiquette is a half-hour experience for two people in a public space. Wearing headphones you follow a set of pre-recorded instructions, participating in a unique performance experience with your partner.
Love is a Sniper, Lola Arias/Compania Postnuclear (Argentina)
Date and time: 24 and 25 June, 8pm
Venue: Project Arts Centre
An eleven year old girl is the MC for a contest in which six suicidal lovers play the bullets in a theatrical game of Russian roulette. This is a mixture of a competition, confessional concert and dance theatre with a live soundtrack from a garage band.
In Real Time, Brokentalkers (Ireland)
Date and Time: 25 to 28 June, 8.15pm
In Real Time is a performance that connects two rooms in two different countries. In each city the performers and the audience can see and hear the people in the other space via video and audio feed. ‘Witty social choreographers' Brokentalkers will explore the attempts that people make to connect and the success and failure of technology in dealing with physical absence.
Kitchen - You've never had it so good, Gob Squad
Date and time: 27 and 28 June, 8pm
Venue: Project Arts Centre
It's 1965 and everything is just about to happen. Pop, subculture, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights and sex are about to rock the world like never before. Gob Squad take the hand of the King of Pop himself, Andy Warhol, and take a trip back to the underground cinemas of New York City, back to where it all began.
Choc-Steady Sundae, Mr Whippy Soundsystem (Ireland)
Date and time: 29 June, 12pm to 6pm
Venue: Grand Canal Square
The Mr Whippy Soundsystem rolls up to Grand Canal Square with heavyweight speaker cones for an all day sunshine-funtime Block Party. Bring the kids, a balloon, whistle, your festival hat and over-sized sunglasses. Join in with street performers, Whippydelic-projections, the Disco-Swirl mirror-all (the world's only 6' high ice cream cone mirror-ball) - all for your oudoor-dancefloor pleasure!
Disco-nnect, You're only Massive (Ireland)
Date and time: 30 June to 5 July, 7pm
Venue: Departs from Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Disco-nnect is a guided walking tour around the South Docklands that leads to a gig and a party. Beginning at the river, the tour will transform this corner of Dublin 2 into a playground, a garden of fun. Your guide will cheer you along, and won't ask you to go anything you don't want to.....
Call Cutta in a Box, Rimini Protokoll (Germany/Switzerland)
Date and time: 1 to 26 July (except Sundays), Time:2.00pm-8.00pm hourly
You are shown to a room in an office building where the phone is already ringing. You answer the phone and you are caught up in a conversation with a voice that has a strange accent. You sit down at a table, in front of a computer monitor and your telephone partner sits 10,000 kilometres away. The voice belongs to a call centre employee at Descon Ltd in Kolkata, India.
Propositions 1 and 2, Miet Warlop (Belgium)
Date and time: 1 and 2 July, 8pm
Emerging theatre artist Miet Warlop collaborates with Victoria, one of the most innovative theatre companies in Europe. In Reanimation the scene of a murder is brought back to life through the eerie manipulation of everyday objects: clothing, tables, chairs all take on new life in this fascinating forensic reconstruction.
Make Me Stop Smoking, Rabih Mroure
Date and time: 4 and 5 July, 8pm
In this multimedia lecture performance actor/director Rabih Mroure reconstructs the landscape of homeland Lebanon, destroyed by wars and crises, with the aid of dozens of anonymous personal documents, videos, photographs, newspaper clippings and eyewitness reports collected over the years.
Further information on the performances can be found at www.project.ie or www.dublindocklands.ie
For further information, please contact: Loretta Lambkin, Docklands Authority, Tel. 818 3300 Sheila Gahan/Christine Lydon, WHPR, Tel 669 0030 or 087 283 7407