Closing Sunday 26th August 2012
You are invited to a final weekend of discussion, film screening, live music and skating in association with: Everything can be done, in principle
Outlined in the banditti of the plains by A.S. Mercer (1894), a band of fifty-two cattlemen and hired gunmen invaded Johnson Country, Wyoming, in April 1892, killing and terrorizing the settlers. Through the installation of a timber and canvas roller skating rink within the gallery, Everything can be done, in principle transports visitors to the frontier lands of Wyoming and American Western Cinema, as seen in Michael Cimino’s Heavens’s Gate (1980). This installation invites the public to participate in a public activity, to skate with an element of costume, in the place and time of the Johnson County’s war. Suggesting this allows Ireland of the 21st century to explore constantly shifting notions of social identity.
Saturday 25th Discussions and Film Screening
11.00am-1.00pm Discussion: Everything can be done, in principle: Aileen Burns, CCA Derry-Londonderry Annie Fletcher Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Rod Stoneman, Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway, Sheena Barrett, Arts Office , Dublin City Council, Brian Duggan, Artist Helen Carey, Curator, Hugo Jellett CEO, The Carlow Arts Festival, Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer, Carlow Local Authority & Emma- Lucy O’ Brien ,Gallery Manager, VISUAL. More to be confirmed. See www.visualcarlow.ie/exhibitions for information
2.00pm Pre-Film talk with Rod Stoneman, NUIG and Helen Carey, Curator. Contact Box Office (059) 9172457
3.00pm Film Screening: Heavens's Gate (1980) Directors Cut [219 minutes]. Contact Box Office (059) 9172457
Sunday 26th Last day of skating at VISUAL with live music 2pm-6pm
Final afternoon of SKATING, to the accompaniment of live music from members of the Cracked Bucket Band (who accompanied David Mansfield on the Opening Night) led by Eric Butler, and featuring a miscellany of local trad, folk, bluegrass and country musicians. Refreshments will be available all afternoon.