Yup it’s true, our fabulously bizarre background has disappeared!! One day we clicked on Inky Wrists to find that overnight it had completely vanished! We are working on putting it back where it belongs so fret not! In the meantime you can feast your eyes on the mini version above!
We couldn’t wait for the opening of The Doorway Gallery on Frederick Street last Thursday. Pat kenny opened the gallery and Padraig Mc Caul’s solo show which was also on the night. Check out our video above!!
Last night we watched the new documentary about the making of Feist’s album The Reminder and the ensuing tour and were completely blown away by (a) how visually interesting her stage sets were and (b) how unbelievably cool Leslie Feist is. The documentary was shaped around the stage sets that evolved for that tour, which formed a visual backdrop for much of the film. Uncomfortable with being the focus of so much attention and having so much unused space above her head during her live shows, Feist enlisted shadow puppet artist Clea Minaker to provide a visual interpretation of her music. Minaker began to explore a combination of techniques, some of them surprisingly simple, using prisms, paper cut outs and drawing patterns in wet clay to cast a series of silhouettes and projections which gave The Reminder tour such a visual impact. The film also looked at Feist’s collaborations with Patrick Daughters, who shot the videos for “1234” and “I Feel it All”, and Mary Rozzi, who took the photograph for the album cover. It was interesting to see to what extent the collaborations shaped the feel of the album, and how willing Feist was to let the various artists place their own interpretation on her music – something that was reflected in the way that the album itself was recorded; with Feist bringing in a number of different musicians to create a complex and raw album, woven out of a number of unlikely threads (the highlight had to be the bowl of peanuts used as percussion).
It was a fantastic documentary, we can’t recommend it enough. Ten out of ten!
There’s a couple of events coming up at the Bad Art Gallery which promise to be entertaining, judging from the fun-time that was Culture Night. First up, if you fancy getting your lovely face on the telly, then RTE’s Off the Rails will be filming live in the gallery on Friday, 29th October at 3pm, as one of the artists, Siobhan Brady, will be revealing her new makeover. There’ll also be refreshments and food, as well as the chance of being ON THE TELEVISION! All are welcome, just pop down if you’re interested.
Secondly, the Bad Art Gallery will be taking part in the RDS Art Fair from the 5th-7th November, and you can download free tickets to the event for a limited time only from their website. It’s always interesting to check out the art fair at the RDS, and we reckon that the free tickets will be snapped up pretty soon, so reserve yours now!