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"Seas suas suigh síos seas suas"
by Sigbjørn Bratlie, Artist in Residence, LSC 2016
/Seas suas suigh síos seas suas
Sigbjørn Bratlie, Ealaíontóir Cónaitheach, LSC 2016
Friday, 18 November, 5-8pm/Seoladh Taispeántais, LSC Dé hAoine, 18 Sam. 5-8 i.n.
Continues Saturday, 3rd December.
About the Exhibiiton: Since 2011, Bratlie has embarked on long-term performance projects, whereby he first spends a year’s time teaching himself a foreign language. Then he produces a video in which he, in a particular setting, tries to communicate in this language. These videos focus on situations where access to meaning and mutual understanding is made extremely difficult due to lack of vocabulary, misunderstandings, bad grammar or bad pronunciation. His exhibition Seas suas suigh síos seas suas at Leitrim Sculpture Centre is the result of one year’s intensive Irish studies. The presented works explore the Irish language from the viewpoint of a foreigner. The videos and installations attempt to deal with universal issues through the medium of the Irish language, and draw on literature, political texts, geography and philosophy, all taken from non-Irish sources.
About the Artist: Sigbjørn Bratlie (born in Oslo, Norway, 1973) trained at University of Central England in Birmingham and St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. He works with video, installation, performance and painting, and has been working as a practicing artist since 2002. His art practice has to a great extent been project-based, and he has worked both individually and with various artistic collaborations in the Nordic and Baltic Countries, and in Poland, Germany and England. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions throughout Norway, as well as in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Gdansk and Berlin. There is a conceptual and analytical undertone in his art practice, and humour plays an important part in it. In his work there is also a distinctly hermeneutic approach to contemporary visual culture where the search for common meaning is contrasted with, and challenged by, the diversity of cultural understanding.
Tá tionscnaimh léirithe fhadtréimhseacha déanta ag Bratlie ó 2011 i leith, tionscnaimh ina gcaithfeadh sé seal bliana ag múineadh teanga eile dó féin. Cruthaíonn sé físeán ansin ina ndéanfaidh sé iarracht faoi chúinsí áirithe é féin a chur in iúl sa sprioctheanga sin. Díríonn na físeáin seo ar eachtraí a mbeidh sé iontach doiligh ciall nó adhmad a bhaint as de dheasca easpa foclóra, misthuisceana, drochghramadaí nó drochfhoghraíocht. Toradh bliana de dhianstaidéar sa Léann Éireannach is ea a thaispeántas Seas suas suigh síos seas suas ag Ionad Dealbhóireachta Liatroma. Saibhsíonn na saothair atá ar taispeáint dearcadh an eachtrannaigh ar theanga na Gaeilge. Féachann na físeáin agus na hinsuitealáin ceisteanna uilíocha i nGaeilge. Tarraingíonn siad chucu as foinsí litríochta, as téacsanna polaitíochta, as tíreolas agus as fealsúnacht i dteangacha eile.
A Scéal Féin
Sigbjørn Bratlie (tháinig ar an saol in Oslo, An Ioruaidh, 1973) oileadh ag Ollscoil Central England in Birmingham agus i gColáiste Ealaíne agus Deartha St. Martins i Londain. Oibríonn sé le físeáin, le hinsuitealláin, le léiriú agus le dathadóireacht agus tá sé ag cleachtadh mar ealaíontóir ón mbliain 2002 anuas. Bunaithe ar thionscnamh a bhí a chleachtas ealaíne cuid mhaith agus d'oibrigh sé as féin agus in éineacht le meithleacha éagsúla ealaíne sna tíortha Bailt is i gCríocha Lochlann, sa Pholainn, sa Ghearmáin agus i Sasana. Léiríodh a shaothar i dtaispeántais aonair ar fud na hIoruaidhe, agus in Helsinki, i gCopenhagen, i nGdansk agus i mBeirlin. Tá foshníomh coincheapúil agus scagúil á chleachtadh aige agus bíonn an greann ina lár. Bíonn cur chuige an léirmhínithe i leith an fhíschultúir chomhaimseartha le brath go furasta ina shaothar mar a gcuirtear lorg na haon chéille i gcodarsna le, agus mar dhúshlán i gcoinne, tuiscint an ilchultúir.
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Doors open at front of house from Thursday to Saturday, exhibition can be viewed by calling into reception on other days.
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Artists in Residence at The Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Call for Applications for 2017
Leitrim Sculpture Centre in association with Leitrim County Council Arts Office are offering five residencies to visual artist during 2017.
Each residency takes place at the Sculpture Centre and includes an artist’s stipend of €2,400 and comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period. In addition to the stipend, accommodation and access to all facilities are provided.
For information and guidelines on how to apply, please see download the
LSC Residency Application Guidelines 2017
Deadline for applications: Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm
Notification by: Friday 1 December 2016
LSC acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council
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Sat 25 & Sun 26 March 2017
Photopolymer and Photo-etching Print Techniques (Foundation)
Tutor: Johnny Bulger.
Photopolymer printmaking utilises a light activated printmaking plate that is etched without the need for acid and produces results similar to the 19th century photographic process of photogravure. You will use ready-made Japanese 'Solarplates' that are exposed to an image and the image is 'etched' into the plastic layer and developed in a mild soda solution. More Info
Sat 1 & Sun 2 April 2017
Digital Portfolio Development & Presentation Workshop
Tutor: Christine Mackey.
The need to provide dynamic and professional presentations of ones creative work has never been greater. This two day intensive course will develop portfolio presentations skills that utilise image ready stills with text and design layout. More Info
Sat 1 & Sun 2 April 2017
Traditional Printmaking Relief/Block Printing Workshop
Tutor: Deirdre Nolan.
This course will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block, and MDF. Over a two-day workshop transferring the image to the block, use of tools, blind embossing, chine colle, inking up and printing on the press and by hand will be shown. More Info
Sat 22 & Sun 23 April 2017
Tutor: Michael O’Hara.
The module was designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts, which they can apply to their own requirements. Introduction to cutting and grinding techniques and uses of hacksaw; files; drills; hammers; grinders; chop-saw; sanders. Demonstrated competence in MMA/Arc welding including different weld joints – butt weld, lap weld and T-fillet. Students also attempt similar joints through the TIG welding process. More Info
Sat 22 & Sun 23 April 2017
Workshop In Vernacular Carpentry
Tutor: Niall Walsh.
Participants will use locally sourced hazel and willow to construct simple stools and benches. Walsh will lead the group through the process of locating the raw materials and using hand tools to make furniture in the style of the ‘cottage’ tradition. This is a workshop in sustainability and will outline how the skill taught can be used to make a range of furniture and forms from the locality.
Sat 29 & Sun 30 April 2017
Stone Carving Workshop
Tutor: Jackie McKenna.
Students will be introduced to the principles of stone carving and design, the identification and uses of different stone and the use of hand tools. Each student will design and carve a simple form that they can take home with them. Students should come with sturdy boots. For beginners to intermediate. More Info
Sat 29 & Sun 30 April 2017
Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop
Tutor: Kate Oram.
Discover the ancient technique of sandcasting, see examples of what you can make, learn how to make a master pattern and then cast it in aluminium and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you.
Sat 6 & Sun 7 May 2017
Stone Lettercutting Workshop
Tutor: Seamus Dunbar.
Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills.