Monday, February 16, 2009


By popular's the Grupat show from the Project Arts Centre last week.
Above, the costumes of the Dowager Marchylove - her busby in the centre, and some pictures of her taken at the Hellfire Club and the Twelfth Lock in Clondalkin below. Thats right, she does have a beard.

Then her graphic scores in rosette form. On the opening night everyone was given a rosette to wear.

The Parks Service brought us a shed filled with drawings from their game - The Legend of the Fornar Resistance, in which the Augments take over planet Erade and blow Emeraldia to pieces. Viewers used a UV torch to reveal hidden messages on all the maps and drawings.

Turf Boon's xylophone made out of teddy bears of ascending sizes, with "black" keys above the "white" keys, and two sticks with teddy heads on the end to play it with.

Detleva Verens' beautiful stick scores - this one based on the paths satellites trace over Dublin.

Violetta Mahon's portable shrine - The Importance of the Filaments, made in a suitcase.

The Bulletin M's graffiti scores on the left here - musical graffiti on walls and written on stones, and on the right, Flor Hartigan's Telegraph - photographs of telegraph wires that the viewers were invited to stick musical notes onto.

There was high demand for drawing and sticking notes on.

The finished piece will be played as a musical score in Barcelona.

The Grupat Cabinet of Curiosities was filled with graphic scores and sculptures from all members of Grupat.

Here are the dream diaries of Violetta Mahon and handmade scores.

The nailed score of Detleva Verens - Aquifera.

And last but not least, musical scores by Bulletin M and the Dowager Marchylove are hidden in the Dublin mountains - under several feet of snow last week. The dice scores are in a geocache waiting for people to take them home. Check out the geocaching website using keyword Grupat. This is a view of their location last week!

There was also an installation by O'Brien Industries - a couple of thousand white balloons in a dark space with a swing in the middle. Visitors took a torch in and had a swing while listening to the sounds being played through four speakers, getting closer and further away as they swung towards each one, and the stirring of hundreds of balloons...
Of course we had to take some of the balloons on a walk home when they had finished their job.


Ebauche said...

Looks amazing Caro! Really sorry I didn't make it down. I've been a bit all over the place the last while and super busy with work.

There's one photo there that looks like Dan Gorman is in it, but I assume it's not?

Felix said...

Totally amazing.
I wish I could have come along personally and seen all this wonderment...

Snag Breac said...

Thanks guys!
Yeah, that guy did bear a striking resemblance to Dan alright!

Abulafia said...

Three artists were electrocuted whilst carrying ballons along the Luas lines.

The cement bearing the carbonized imprint of their frazzled forms is being displayed in the Amstetten Museum of Disadvantageous Curiousities, as part of their "Martyrs of the Hyper-real" exhibition.

Heston Blumebottom is to spray the room with the atomised scent of roasted Longford chickens.

Ebauche said...

Hey Caro

Thought you might be interested, and possibly you could pass word on to Jennifer, but I put up a new mix set on the Invisible Agent website that features a track from Songtags by Jennifer Walshe and GrĂºpat.

You can download it over here: