Presentations

collaboration, Exhibitions, Film, Performance, Presentations, Projects, residency

Cruinniú na nÓg


Saturday June 23rd has been established this year under the Creative Ireland programme as a national day of creativity for children and young people.
Cruinniú na nÓg will be an annual all-island public event that celebrates creativity in young people.

As part of this day of creativity Kerry’s Writer in Residence and Filmmaker in Residence will be coming together for Cruinniú na nÓg 2018 at the School House in Muckross on June 23rd to present a special series of events.

Wild at Heart

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Film Screening

 

 

Curating, Exhibitions, Institutions, Presentations, Projects

Exhibition at Modemuseum Hasselt


The Story of Bivolino
Modemuseum Hasselt
21.05.2016
30.06.2016

As curator of ‘The Story of Bivolino’  at Modemuseum Hasselt,  my objective was to reveal the history of Bivolino and highlight the company’s natural relationship with the textile industry and fashion history of Hasselt.

The exhibition looked into the story of the two brothers Louis and Jacques Byvoet who founded the business in 1954 and their grandfather who had been in the linen trade since 1900. The family run business offered customers an alternative to the classic white shirt and delivered fashionable styles and fabrics. The logo, always featuring the squirrel has been handed down through the generations and arose from the location of the brothers’ workshops close to the sandy pine forests of Hasselt. The company has continually adopted advancing technologies and pioneered the ergonomic measurement system in 1969, allowing each shirt to be individually fitted to the body.
‘The Story of Bivolino’ presented an archive collection of objects, photographs as well as artwork and bespoke shirts from the business and art ranges, accompanied by digital and slide presentations.

TV Limburg Interview | Het Verhaal van Bivolino at Modemuseum Hasselt

Presentations, Talks & Lectures

ICT2015 Lisbon


ICT 2015 (The innovation revolution:Creativity & Arts in ICT) took place in Lisbon from 20-22 October and  hosted the biggest Information and Communication Technologies event (ICT) in Europe. ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform is an initiative of the European Commission and the event was co-organised with the Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).

For three days Lisbon acted as the European hub of ICT, bringing together politicians, national and European decision-makers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and artists, to debate the latest policies and initiatives of the European Commission on ICT.

Plenary 6  which took place in Auditorium 1,  21/10/2015 (14:50-16:20) and included guest speakers,

Robert Madelin (European Commission, Belgium), Moderator
Simona Maschi (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), Denmark), Keynote
Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Austria), Keynote
Alexander Mankowsky (Daimler AG, Germany), Speaker
Sara Jones (City University London, Cass Business School, United Kingdom), Speaker
Irini Papadimitriou (V&A, Learning and Visitor Services, United Kingdom), Speaker
Ignacio Perez Dolset (UTAD, Spain), Speaker

Plenary 6 – Auditorium 1, 21/10/2015 (14:50-16:20)

The aim of the session was to discuss how stimulating the crossovers of creative ideas, particularly from the Arts, can drive innovation in Europe. Speakers should address how crossovers from culture/the Arts to innovation is done in industry, in education and in academia.

The panel discussion took place as Session 7C – Auditorium 7, 21/10/2015 (16:40-18:10)

The session covered the topic of creative/cultural industry (CCI), Arts and the creativity industry. (e.g. the STARTS initiative but more generally how CCI can contribute to innovation).

Participants shared views on how culture, CCI, and the Arts can stimulate creativity and catalyse innovation – specifically, how the take up of new technologies and innovative ICT solutions can stimulate new business models in CCI and the Arts world and more generally innovation in all industry. H2020 innovation through the START (Science & Technology & ART) activity and support of growth of ICT innovative CI SMEs in the framework of H2020 was also discussed.

 

The moderator was Professor Noel O’Connor (Dublin City University, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland), speakers included Laura Beloff (IT University Copenhagen, Culture & Games, Denmark), Michel Byvoet (bivolino.com, e-commerce, Belgium), Professor Steven Kyffin(Northumbria University, Arts, Design and Social Science, United Kingdom), Michela Magas (Stromatolite LTD, United Kingdom) and Mieke Vanmechelen spoke as an independent artist working on iART in collaboration with Bivolino.com.

 

Exhibitions, Presentations, Screenings

MOTHERHOOD AND CREATIVE PRACTICE


In June my  film ‘Grootmoeder’ was screened at Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work, an international and interdisciplinary conference that addressed ongoing debates about hospitality, solidarity and encounter as concepts in creative practice, and how they relate to contemporary issues of mothering. Scholars and artists contributed works and presentations which explored the creative embodiment of intergenerational trauma and the complex territory of mother-daughter relationships, and brought into dialogue social, scientific and artistic perspectives.

The conference was organised by Dr. Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine of London South Bank University. Key note speakers included Professor Bracha L.Ettinger, Marcel Duchamp Chair & Professor of Psychoanalysis and Art at the European Graduate School and Faith Wilding, Professor Emerita of Performance at SAIC; and a Visiting Scholar at the Pembroke Center for Feminist Research at Brown University, Providence, RI. A recorded interview was held with Professor Mary Kelly, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Interdisciplinary Studio Area in the Department of Art at UCLA.  Professor Griselda Pollock, Director of Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory, History, University of Leeds, UK was discussant for the event.

Critical overview from Cultural Reproducers