The International Seminar for the development of Street Arts | FRESH STREET#3 presents a diverse and imaginative artistic programme.
In January 2019, the ISACS Network in partnership with Galway 2020 launched an open call for artistic presentations in response to the theme ‘Place and Identity’for this years FRESH STREET#3, being held in Galway.
Over 120 applications from all over the world were received. A massive thanks is extended towards the dedicated selection panel of Ciaran Walsh – Culture Ireland, Tanja Ruiter – Circostrada & HH Producties and Craig Flaherty of Galway 2020 who trawled through each application in detail.
We are very proud to present the following:
FLOWERS BY BUÍ BOLG (IRELAND) – THE DÉCOR AT TRIBETON IS BY BUÍ BOLG
Buí Bolg represents a sense of fun with large installations on the streets of the world. Punchy images and interactive performances breathe life into public spaces transforming them into playgrounds for all ages. They come from Wexford and have been touring Ireland, Europe and the world for the last 25 years.
OUR HANDS BY VICKY MALIN (UK)
Tribeton, Galway, exact room tbc | May 22nd, 15:30-17:30, FREE
Uncover the possibilities, stories and perceptions of your hands through an encounter with artist Vicky Malin. Using simple manual tasks and conversation, we reflect on our identity via our hands. Take a fresh look at what feels unique and what seems to connect us to each other? Each encounter lasts approximately 10 minutes, for 1 to 6 people and promises to be very special.
THE SHIP OF DESTINY BY LUXE (IRELAND)
Streets of Galway, exact route tbc | May 22nd, 22:00, FREE
Ship of Destiny is a landscape spectacle that brings audience and performers together and takes them on a journey bringing fire to where the land, the sea and the sky meet. Ship of Destiny’s visual journey is a soul quest, and in the tradition of the Imramh seeks to align the three realities - this physical reality, the inner landscape and the otherworlds.
NEW TERRITORIES BY DEANA KOLENČÍKOVÁ (CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA)
Inis Oírr, exact location tbc | May 23rd, 11:00, FREE
Deana questions the knowledge, perception and imagination of the audience and participants through drawing a map of Ireland and identifying their own individual current position. These drawings, subconsciously question our identity and political viewpoint of the world, which will in turn form a temporary installation on Inis Oírr.
REMNANTS BY TURAS THEATRE COLLECTIVE (IRELAND)
Inis Oírr, exact location tbc | 23rd May 23rd, 18:00, FREE
Remnants is a moving and powerful presentation on the theme of displacement. Using soundscape, physical theatre and movement it tells a visually spectacular and enthralling tale of three characters whose lives have been disrupted and who find themselves alone and homeless. The story interweaves the characters’ fragile pasts with their hope for the future in a beautifully choreographed performance.
ONE SINK, TWO FLOAT BY STUDIO ECLIPSE (BELGIUM)
Galway Docks | 24th May, 17:45, FREE
A duet with dance and visual theatre. The water as unknown, depth, subconscious lets things float or sink.
On this thin membrane between top and bottom one is taken into a surreal and visual story. Two characters find their balance on a platform, amongst themselves with the elements. There is an underworld a world under, which we do not see. It is not shown on the surface or is it?
WORK IN PROGRESS OF PUT A SPELL ON YOU BY MALETA COMPANY (IRELAND)
Nun's Island Theatre | 24th May, 20:00, Admission/tickets on the door: €8
Put a Spell on You is an experiment, a ritual, one juggler, one musician, four microphones, one loop station and one goal; “Make your own magic” two hunters set up camp; the ceremony begins. Alex and Moises will meet for the week to research and present the results of their third creation residency project Put a Spell on You.
BIG JELLY (IRELAND)
The Galway Rowing Club | 24th May, 22:00, FREE
Get to the roots of Ska and Rock Steady music with Galway outfit Big Jelly. Formed in the summer of 2014 by several members from well known local acts The Timbertramps, My Fellow Sponges and Mikey and the Scallywags, their aim was simple: Get the audience on the dancefloor.
In addition to the above, another call was held for an Artists in Residence programme in partnership with Áras Eanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr.
The selected artists are the artists jugglers KATE BOSCHETTI AND LIAM WILSON (ITALY / SCOTLAND).
Kate and Liam—artists in residence with Áras Éanna Arts Centre—will live and immerse themselves entirely on the island for the month of May, creating a site responsive, fresh piece of work for and with the island and its people. Enjoy their first showing of this work-in-progress, which continues to explore the themes of place and identity.
Inis Oírr, exact location tbc | May 23rd, 15:00, FREE