“Marriage Equality’s vision is of an Ireland in which same sex couples, our families and our children enjoy equality. The contributing artists, the event sponsors and No Fixed Abode share this vision and hope that through this exhibition we can raise funds for Marriage Equality to continue their amazing work ahead of the referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015.”
Having kitted out the tiny enclosure with everything he needs to survive, including food, water, activities and a toilet, his goal is to test his physical limits and increase his understanding of animal nature during hibernation.
Visitors are encouraged to interact with Poincheval and there’s also a live feed.
A series of well selected images from the tradition of pictorial beauty are appropriated, (from the renaissance to the symbolism of the late 1800s, through Mannerism, Pastoralism, Romanticism and Neo-classicism) with the intention of retracing the sentiment beneath the veil of appearance.
The trailer for Sign Painters by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon who, in 2010:
…travelled the United States, documenting the remaining practitioners of this near lost art, but also covering a resurgence of interest in the trade, from both the public and the people holding the purse strings.
Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.
The film also features work from Dublin’s great sign-painter, Kevin Freeney.
Screening at Dublin’s Sugar Club on December 5th from 8pm.