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The Gathering: Transforming Memory Networking Day

The Gathering: Transforming Memory Networking Day

October 16 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm IST

26 King's Inn Street
Dublin 1, D01 P2W7
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A MemoLab Gathering Session involving a workshop, panel discussions and networking for artists and citizens involved in the State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence Multi-Media Exhibition, bringing together artists, activists and citizens and the wider community

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Facilitators

Professor Brandon Hamber,  John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace, International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

Mary Moynihan,  writer, theatre and film-maker, and Artistic Director, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland. Artistic Curator Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival (DAHRF), Co-Curator with Amna Walayat for the State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence Multi-Media Exhibition and Installation and Artistic Curator of the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival

Amna Walayat, visual artist and curator, Pakistan and Ireland. Co-Curator with Mary Moynihan for State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence Multi-Media Exhibition and Installation

Michael McCabe, Actor, Choreographer, Facilitator, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland

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The Gathering: Transforming Memory  is a MemoLab event involving a workshop, panel discussions and networking held as part of the Smashing Times artist development programme called State of the Art: The Nation State as both Violator and Protector of Human Rights and as part of the Transformative Memory Network. All artists and academics involved in the State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence Multi-Media Exhibition, MemoLabs and in the Transformative Memory network and the Smashing Times Arts and Human Rights network  come together to collectively reflect and share on the work and journey of the Transformative Memory project and network, how the artists met, how the work has  evolved and to explore new ideas and future happenings with a focus on how the arts can transform memory.  What are the collective, common themes from artists across the world, what are the shared possibilities for future work. This is a hands-on practical, experimental workshop with panel discussions addressing transformative memory via the arts and will explore the idea of  creating new work.  Audiences are welcome to attend to share in the Gathering.

The Gathering is a key event for the  annual, international Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2022 linked to the State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence exhibition, a multi-media exhibition and installation displaying artworks reflecting at both personal and political levels on themes of arts, human rights and transformative memory in political violence impacting on communities across the globe. The exhibition features artworks in a multitude of forms –  film, video, poster art, visual art, photography, poetry, song, textiles, sculpture,  painting, live performance and installation – and can be viewed on site and online.  The State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence exhibition is hosted at The Chocolate Factory, King’s Inns Street, Dublin 1, and Gallery Space, dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum for the 2022 Arts and Human Rights Festival (14-23 October 2022) presented by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality and Front Line Defenders with a range of partners and supported by The Arts Council. In addition to the onsite exhibition, a selection of work is available online via the Smashing Times Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival gallery. 

State of the Art

State of the Art

The Gathering: Transforming Memory workshop, panel discussion and networking day  is held as part of the Smashing Times artist development programme called State of the Art: The Nation State as both Violator and Protector of Human Rights.  This is an annual programme that Smashing Times implement made up of three components. The first component is an Arts and Human Rights Artist Development programme bringing together artists through six exchanges and ongoing collaboration and research, who are dedicated to using their artforms to promote equality, human rights and diversity. The second component is the creation of  new productions and exhibitions  to be presented for the annual Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival. For the 2022 Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival the company created State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence Multi-Media Installation and Exhibition on display at the Chocolate Factory, Dublin 1,  and at the dlr Mill Theatre Gallery, Dundrum, with MemoLabs consisting of Performances, Workshops and Artist Talks.

The third component of State of the Art is the holding of an annual Arts and Human Rights networking day held as part of the European Arts and Human Rights network which aims to bring together artists, citizens, communities, human rights organisations and the general public and is open to all those interested in using the arts to promote equality, human rights and diversity.  The annual networking day for 2022 consists of the Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival launch and the four MemoLab events held at the Chocolate Factory, Dublin for the Transformative Memories in Political Violence exhibition, including this session, The Gathering: Transforming Memory, held at the Chocolate Factory on 16 October 2022 for the Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival.

Artists:

Mary Moynihan,  writer, theatre and film-maker, and Artistic Director, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland. Artistic Curator Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival (DAHRF), Co-Curator with Amna Walayat for the State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence Multi-Media Exhibition and Installation and Artistic Curator of the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival

Amna Walayat, visual artist and curator, Pakistan and Ireland. Co-Curator with Mary Moynihan for State of the Art: Transformative Memories in Political Violence Multi-Media Exhibition and Installation

Hina Khan,  visual artist from Pakistan and Ireland,

Dr Sinead McCann, visual artist working across the mediums of performance, video, installation and sculpture often in a context, site or community specific way.

Erika Diettes (Bogota, Colombia), visual artist and social communicator

Fernanda Barbosa, Photographer and Journalist, Colombia specialising in illustrations on land dispossession and peaceful democracies

Alit Ambara, visual and graphic artist and cultural activist, Indonesia

Jeff Korondo, solo musician, singer, songwriter, Uganda

Women’s Advocacy Network, Uganda with photography by Diana Ajok and the work is represented by Abiya Fatuma and Docus Atyeno, activists from Uganda

Roberta Bacic, Curator of Conflict Textiles, Northern Ireland and Chile. Conflict Textiles is a large collection of international textiles which focus on elements of conflict and human rights abuses.The Conflict Textile pieces in the exhibition include works from Ana Zlatkes, Argentina, Linda Adams, England, Antonia Amador, Spain, Guadalupe Ccallocunto, Peru ,Sabah Obido, Syria, Irene MacWilliam, Northern Ireland, Roland Agbage, Nigeria,  and Deborah Stockdale, Republic of Ireland, and donations of pieces from relatives of the disappeared in Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Sandra Johnston, Northern Ireland, artist working in site-responsive performance and installation

Michael McCabe, actor, choreographer and facilitator with Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland

Carla Ryan,  singer and performer, with Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland

Rob Harrington, performer with Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland

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26 King's Inn Street
Dublin 1, D01 P2W7
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