Dublin City Council Arts Office is pleased to offer a special Culture Night 2020 at The LAB Gallery with both a specially curated online programme and extended opening hours to give people a chance to view our exhibitions safely in person. Online ALL BODIES, is curated by Róisín Power Hackett, the ARC LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholar.
This podcast and film explore Róisín’s research for the LAB into inclusion in and access to the arts for disabled people/people with disabilities. ‘The social world is … a large systemic prosthesis for the normative bodies its structures support.’ – Shannon Jackson, Social Works
Disabled people have bodies that function differently from the socially “normal” body that is accepted and assumed. ALL BODIES is a film and a podcast whose artists and curator have disabilities. The artists performing in the film include poet Philip Kenny and the indie-rock band Banríon. Their performances will be filmed at the LAB Gallery surrounded by artworks from Gemma Browne’s exhibition, The Invisible Sorceress and released for Culture Night Friday the 18th of September.
This live event will be accompanied by a podcast including artworks and conversations with Banríon’s fronts person Róisín Ní Haicéad, poet Philip Kenny and theatre practitioner Mairéad Folan, This podcast aims to examine disability in an insightful and personal way by reflecting on the artists’ and curator’s experiences of navigating the normative world.
The podcast and film were produced for Culture Night to accommodate our challenging social landscape due to Covid 19. The LAB Gallery has adapted to these unusual times by bringing culture to you through digital platforms.
ALL BODIES is in partnership with Arts & Disability Ireland and is proudly supported by The LAB Gallery and Dublin City Arts Office