Culture Night 2020 at the Goethe-Institut
The Goethe-Institut in Dublin is inviting you to a cultural evening from Germany at Culture Night 2020.
Due to current restrictions the house will be open until 5.30pm IST.
The Online Events will take place from 4pm to 10pm IST.
|4:00 pm IST
||Introduction by Ulrike Gasser, Director of Goethe-Institut Irland
|4:15 pm IST
||Exhibition A Hurry Through Which Known And Strange Things Pass
|5:00 pm IST
||Digital Art Project Earth Speakr: Important Messages
|6:00 pm IST
||Story Time: A Shadow Theatre for Children
|6:30 pm IST
||Introduction of the Language Department by Michael Hauke, Head of Language Department
|6:40 pm IST
||Launch of Podcast Hiberno Goethe: German Irish Conversations
- 9:00 pm IST
|German Language Taster Sessions via Zoom
|7:00 pm IST
||Concert Prog Rock Grooves: Jaki Liebezeit & the Nature of Rhythm
|7:40 pm IST
||Conclusion of Culture Night by Ulrike Gasser, Director of Goethe-Institut Irland
A Hurry Through Which Known and Strange Things Pass
4:00-5:30 pm IST
Online + The Return, Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
(C) Dominique Crowley, María del Buey
Propositions, performances, experiments and scenarios by the NCAD MFA Art in the Contemporary World. The gallery is a hasty site (a hurry) where materials and objects (known and strange) pass through, change direction and disperse. Starting with Culture Night the group presents aspects of their recent post-graduate research staged briefly, with intent. This is an opportunity for audiences near and far to experience lively elaborations of artistic research by the MFA ACW graduates, in untethered and unfeathered moments of making, thinking, acting and doing using the Return Gallery at the Goethe-Institut Irland as a focal point and a point of departure.
The series of events will open on Culture Night with the exhibition "Between Telemorphosis and Security Zones
" by Dominique Crowley and Maria del Buey.
After Culture Night the installation "Between Telemorphosis and Security Zones" is open to visitors during regular opening hours of the Return Gallery: Monday-Thursday 10:00 am - 09:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am - 05:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm.
The show can be visited by 1 person at the time. Approx. visiting time is 10 min.
No booking necessary.
Please note that due to the protected structure of the Georgian building, the gallery is not wheelchair accessible.
Digital Art Project
Earth Speakr: Important Messages
5:00 pm IST
(C) Olafur Eliasson, Earth Speakr, 2020
We invite children and young adults into our library in order to contribute their creative messages about the future of the planet.
Earth Speakr is a new work of art by Berlin based Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, devised on the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020. Earth Speakr consists of a playful app and an interactive website (in all 24 official EU languages), as well as physical presentations in key locations. To amplify kids’ ideas and concerns about the wellbeing of our planet, Olafur Eliasson and his team are working with a growing network across the EU, including museums, schools, and libraries to expand the reach of this collective artwork. Are you ready to listen to the future?
The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and realised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.
Story Time: A Shadow Theatre for Children
Das Traumfresserchen by Michael Ende
6:00 pm IST
Performed in German by Claudia Kunkel and Verena Mähler
for ages 4-7
Launch of Podcast
Hiberno Goethe: German Irish Conversations
6:40 pm IST
(C) Goethe-Institut Irland
This Podcast dives into the many colours of arts, language and life across cultures. St. Pauli fan and former Düsseldorfer Ciarán Murray and his guests explore the connecting moments of German and Irish life. What do musicians, dancers, artists, writers pick up from either culture? How are they inspired and enriched by the other? For all listeners who like to go and think beyond borders.
The first episode of the new podcast series will be launched with mezzo soprano singer Sharon Carty! Tune in to hear how she went from PE teacher to opera singer and how her love of the German language grew, especially as she began to sing opera in German.
for more information about the podcast.
German Language Taster Sessions
7:00-9:00 pm IST
Online via Zoom
Thinking of learning a new language? We are running 20-minute taster classes in beginners‘ German. No prior knowledge needed, everyone welcome!
From 7-9 pm there will be taster session in German at the European Commission Represenation in Ireland
Prog Rock Grooves: Jaki Liebezeit & the Nature of Rhythm
7:00 pm IST
Image: Victoria Huf
Jaki Liebezeit is best known for his drumming with influential German avant-garde band Can, sculpting their transcendent grooves. He also forged long term creative relationships playing & writing with hundreds of other renowned musicians & composers. Perhaps most importantly, during his 60 year journey at the vanguard of contemporary music, he uncovered the basic musical & ergonomic principles underlying rhythm.
These are ancient, borderless ideas whose time has come...they liberate drumming, and rhythm, from the traditional Western strait-jackets of bars and time signatures. This show owes its musical structure to these ideas and rules which Jaki uncovered and developed alongside Drums Off Chaos and Burnt Friedman.The piece is called "110-22".
If these rhythms appeal to you, you can find out more about their genesis in the recent book "Jaki Liebezeit - Life, Theory and Practice of a Master Drummer" published last year by Unbound ( https://unbound.com/books/jaki-liebezeit/
This show pays homage to one of the great musical innovators of the late 20th Century and beyond. His elegant, insistent grooves are owed a great debt by much of contemporary popular music, from techno to Kanye West, and his continuing influence in Germany ranges from Bernd-Alois Zimmermann to Burnt Friedman, and from Joachim Witt to Klaus Dinger to Michael Rother.
Bryan O’Connell (composer) – drums & percussion
Stephen Shannon – bass guitar, electronics & synthesiser
Matthew Nolan – electric guitar & synthesiser
Seán Mac Erlaine – piano, electronics, chalumeau & car horn
Part of European Culture Trail, an initiative by EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture) for Culture Night. Whether you come out to town this year for Culture Night or whether you enjoy it from your home – immerse yourself in the diversity of European language and culture on the European Culture Trail, where cultural delights from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are awaiting you.
join us digitally
The Goethe-Institut Irland will show Prog Rock Grooves: Jaki Liebezeit & the Nature of Rhythm on September 18
at 7:00 pm IST online.
to book your ticket for Prog Rock Grooves: Jaki Liebezeit & the Nature of Rhythm. This is a free event.