* * * BOOK LAUNCH * * * MOUTHS MAKING WATER, Marc-Ivan O’Gorman’s stage adaptation of James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake, was released in book form on Bloomsday, June 16 2018 at 8.30pm. MOUTHS MAKING WATER started life in February 2015, … Continue reading →
TBA CaBaRe is an evening of words, images and music by an eclectic mix of performers for Carlow Arts Festival 2015 including; short films & music by The Spinning Boy, flash fiction from writer Barry McKinley, a performance by actress … Continue reading →
TBA (Time-Based Art) Pop-Up venue is on the site of 17th century “The Blackamoor Head Inn” at 59 Dublin Street, Carlow. Since 2012, it’s hosted an eclectic array of artists and performers, including film director Lenny Abrahamson, Bedrock Theatre Company, … Continue reading →
Carlow-born William Desmond Taylor was a major figure in early Hollywood at a time when commercial film was still in its infancy. Inspired by proto-cinematic viewing devices, local artists Anthony Walsh and Tadhg McSweeney create a site specific exhibition for Taylorfest 2014 at TBA Pop-Up, 59 Dublin Street.
Tadhg McSweeney trained at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. He lives and works in Carlow. McSweeney’s work involves the combination of found and close to hand materials, in the production of sculptures, machines, structures and landscapes. The results are part historical, quasi science fictional, visions for a new world. McSweeney is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin.
Anthony Walsh is an animator/artist from Carlow. He graduated from the Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot in 2004. A founding member of BLUEPRINT group from Carlow and involved with Taylorfest since its inception, Anthony works in a variety of media; animation, sculpture, drawing and painting. His recent work involves contemporary sculptural pieces made from found and recycled objects into which old 35mm film has been incorporated. These frames of film that otherwise would have been destroyed have been given new life in these quirky viewers.
TBA Pop-Up curator, Marc-Ivan O’Gorman, discusses upcoming events at the Time-Based Art Venue for Eigse Carlow Arts Festival on KCLR FMs “Saturday Brunch” followed by a song, “Coffee Tastes Better”, from TBA performers “Ragged Morning Moon” (Brian and Diarmuid Glynn)
The TBA (Time Based Art) Pop-up for 2014 is an innovative use of an existing space and a bringing-together of various art forms which this year includes music, spoken word and theatre. There is a strong Calrow element and, intriguingly, a sibling theme. Here KCLR’s Martin Bridgeman interviews TBA’s curator Marc-Ivan O’Gorman about the upcoming events which will be held in Dublin Street, starting on June 6th, as part of Carlow’s Éigse 2014.
TBA Pop-Up opens for the second year during Carlow Arts Festival presenting a range of Video installations, Performances and Live Music. The venue, a 17th Century couching Inn, is fully licensed and serves locally produced craft beer and wine.
Previous performers and exhibitors include: film director Lenny Abrahamson, Bedrock Theatre Company, David Ayers Jazz Quartet, The Holy Roman Army and Storyteller Coilin OhAiseadha.
TBA Pop-Up (Time-based Art) becomes a Prohibition Era Speakeasy for the annual Silent Movie-themed art and film festival Taylorfest . TBA will hop with vintage Jazz, Blues and Folk tunes. Cocktails will flow, dresses will flap, and twenties will roar. A brand … Continue reading →
A brief excerpt from a performance by electronia act The Holy Roman Army at TBA Pop-Up, June 2013.
Brother and sister, Chris and Laura Coffey, originally from County Carlow are Dublin-based composers and performers with several albums to their name. At this experimental gig at TBA (Time-based Art) Pop-up space at 59 Dublin Street, Carlow they perform a cover of a recently popular song. This performance was the first time the HRA performed in their hometown.
Sensational Electronica act The Holy Roman Army played TBA Saturday 15/6/2013, their music has been described by the press variously as “a triumph” “awesome” “a fascinating dichotomy between the warm, organic playing and the detached programming”