Woman in the Machine | Arts Festival at Old Braun Factory from VISUAL Carlow

Woman in the Machine | Arts Festival at Old Braun Factory from VISUAL Carlow


11/06/2021 - 13/06/2021    


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Woman in the Machine, co-created by VISUAL and Carlow Arts Festival – takes over VISUAL, the behemoth former Braun factory, and digital platforms, features 50 original arts projects and the work of hundreds of artists.

It will unfold through film, exhibitions, sound works, light installations, digital native events, a 360 virtual exhibition space, performances, talks and community engagement projects.

Tickets for the experience at the former Braun site [11-13 June] are available to book for €5 from Wednesday 2 June at 7pm. This allows access to the grounds of the former Braun site to experience the film 72 Hour Lost Weekend – created onsite. It also includes a visit to the exhibition including all commissioned works from Woman in the Machine, and the Bruan archive at VISUAL.

Please note – this ticket does not include access inside the factory due to Covid restrictions.

The following are accessible without a ticket:

  • Woman In The Machine exhibition at VISUAL including all commissioned works
  • The Braun Archive at VISUAL where you can share you memories and memorabilia
  • Access to our specially commissioned 360 Immersive interactive online Alt space
  • Digitally native and sound work, music and film at www.womaninthemachine.com
  • View a specially commissioned lighting up of the outside of the Braun factory
  • Experience Engage with Architecture around the perimeter fence of the Braun site

Sound + Light — Invited + Commissioned
Jenn Kirby / Sarah Jane Sheils / Kate Butler / Jennifer Walshe / ensembÉal / Elizabeth Hilliard

Visual Arts — Invited + Commissioned Work
Chloe Brenan / Michelle Doyle, Cóilín O’Connell and Eva Richardson McCrea / Barbara Knežević / Nadia Armstrong / Elaine Byrne / Caroline Campbell (Loitering Theatre) / Kate Fahey / Judy Foley / Fiona Harrington / Janette Lowe / Linda McCann / Colin Martin / Eleanor McCaughey / Fiona Mc Donald / Tara McGinn/ Niamh McGuinne/ Ida Mitrani / Meadbh O’Connor / Paul O ‘Neill / Liliane Puthod / Amanda Rice / Katherine Sankey

Arts Council Collection
Lucy Andrews / Rhona Byrne / Marie Farrington / Niamh McCann / Maria McKinney / Helen McMahon / Margaret O’Brien / Fiona Reilly / Lorraine Tuck

Film + Digital — Invited + Commissioned Work
George Bolster / Josephin Böttger / Ciara del Grosso / Umay Gunes Kurtulan / Jennifer Moore / Sharon Phelan / Susanne Radelhof / Lisa Rovner

Performance — Invited + Commissioned Work
Mish Mash & Reckless Ross / Seve Feathers / Sibhéal Davitt / Spraoí Waterford / Prymary Colours / Tumble Circus / Chancleta & Carla Rod

Engaging with Architecture
Emma Geoghegan and 4th year students from TU Dublin School of Architecture

Woman in the Machine is part of Carlow Arts Festival 2021VISUAL Carlow’s Summer Programme and presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit www.brighteningair.com

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