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Second Cultures with Jeremiah Day and Taf Hassam

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(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Robert Emmet Community Development Project, 3-8 Ushers Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8

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GradCAM in cooperation

with the

Robert Emmett Community Development Project

presents

Second Cultures

with Jeremiah Day and Taf Hassam

Noam Chomsky has repeatedly observed that the Western media’s post 9/11 coverage functions similarly to Pravda’s role in the old Warsaw Pact. If so, what are the implications for culture and the role of the artist, especially the special way art makes it’s own factuality happen? Could the “educational” and “documentary turn” in the arts be unfolding at the exact same moment journalism and the academy no longer function as diviners of truth? And, in light of current events, does the history of culture and politics of the “former East” have new meaning for those of us living in light of “fake news”?

This evening will bring together for the first time in Ireland two figures whose work has been in dialogue for almost ten years, between cultural organizing, research, art and public life.

The American artist Jeremiah Day will take up Hannah Arendt’s reflection on the effects of organized lying and put it in combination with Chomsky’s provocative comparison as part of an attempt to grasp our contemporary situation.

Taf Hassam’s recent efforts have been undertaken in dialogue with the historic practices and strategies of the Czech Underground of the 1970s and 1980s through diverse cultural forms music, organizing events, spaces like “New Conditions” in Amsterdam, and publishing series like “Second Culture.” Hassam will present a unique audio-visual set of music, video and text from the Czech scene.

Please join us for this informal gathering in an evening of music, history, performance, politics, and dialogue.

@ 6pm, Wednesday 16th May
Robert Emmet Community Development Project
3-8 Ushers Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8

http://www.recdp.ie/

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All welcome

 

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Biogs

Taf Hassam (1980, UK) is an artist and organiser. He is the co-founder of Second Culture Press and the independent art space, New Conditions, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Employing various mediums including music, photography, performance, DIY book and event production, Hassam’s work has been shown throughout the world, from abandoned buildings to biennials. A major influence to his work has been an ongoing research into the Czech music and art underground of the 1970s & 1980s, where, despite strict censorship laws under totalitarianism, an outpouring of creativity occurred.

Recent shows include: Anarchic Infrastructures, Punt WG, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Echoes of the Sixties in Today’s Art, De Appel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Burn Down After Reading, NSF, Cork, Ireland; Critical Material for a New Generation, SPZ Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; Like Fire Expansible Over All Space, Kochi-Muziris Biennial, Kerala, India.

The Berlin-based artist Jeremiah Day (1974) studied art at the University of California, Los Angeles (US, 1997), and subsequently completed the residency program at the Rijksakademie (2003-2004). Visual artist, Jeremiah Day is also trained in movement, working regularly with the pioneer of postmodern dance Simone Forti. His work establishes a montage/narrative form, where political and personal realities intertwine through different techniques, including photography, video and movement, and experiments in public space. Through this idiosyncratic form of non-fiction, Day explores the commemoration of political struggle as itself a form of engagement. He is represented by Arcade, London and Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam.

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