The Wernicke’s Region
A new challenge by ANU
The Undertaking Areas
08 Oct – 06 Nov 2022
IMMA is happy to current ANU’s The Wernicke’s Space, the consequence of a calendar year-long IMMA residency. A remarkably private task for the firm, the get the job done responds to the healthcare problem of Debbie Manager, the wife of ANU’s co-creative director and visible artist Owen Boss.
In 2014 Debbie had surgery to remove a formerly undiagnosed brain tumour that grew in the Wernicke’s Space of her brain. Although the surgery was considered profitable, thanks to difficulties Debbie’s each day daily life has been impacted by epilepsy. When Debbie suffers a seizure the signs and symptoms manifest as audio hallucinations and aphasia (a decline of comprehension of each read and spoken phrases). A properly trained soprano, Debbie can no for a longer period try to remember the lyrics to even the most basic of songs.
Investigation for the venture has observed key partnerships evolve across the science and arts group. Boss worked with neurophysiologist Prof. Mark Cunningham of Trinity Higher education, Dublin and their investigate has formed the artwork
As part of the undertaking ANU will present four dwell performances on the opening weekend, on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 Oct at 12pm and 4pm. A new tunes composition by Emily Howard, Director of PRiSM, Centre for Apply & Investigate in Science & Audio, will be performed reside by mezzo-soprano Rosie Middleton and viola player Stephen Upshaw. No scheduling is expected and all are welcome.
Impending Events THIS October
Black Heritage Month 2022
Wed 5 Oct / 1 – 4pm
Be a part of the routines and launch of Black Record Thirty day period 2022, an yearly celebration of the heritage, life and tradition of the African diaspora. This party is organised by the Institute Of Antiracism and Black Research, in collaboration with I am Irish, UNPAD, Black Social Personnel Eire and Black and Irish. The party features storytelling, conversations, spoken phrase and dance. All welcome, reserving necessary.
Earth Soaring Eco Art Festival
Fri 21, Sat 22 & Sun 23 Oct / Cost-free
Earth Rising is an Eco Art Festival celebrating folks, spot and world getting put across the IMMA Campus. Presenting more than 70 contributors, artist commissions, talks, workshops, Seed STUDIO, and showcasing a stunning developed to disappear eco pavilion, along with an eclectic dwell tunes line-up and food stalls, this guarantees to be an participating and pleasurable working day out for every person. Free of charge, booking expected.
Xenogenesis & Octavia Butler
Wed 26 Oct / 6.30pm / Onsite
In this talk Dr. John Wilkins will introduce the do the job of the American science fiction author Octavia Butler. The speak explores the connections amongst Butler’s trilogy of novels Xenogenesis and The Otolith Group’s visible and auditory artwork, to uncover links to essentialism, anti-essentialism, and hope. No cost, booking essential.
IMMA Past Futures Podcast
IMMA Earlier FUTURES is a new heritage podcast sequence discovering the IMMA/RHK web page supported by the Heritage Council Heritage Stewardship Fund 2022. The podcast series interviews experts and artists that have developed artworks in reaction to the internet site heritage. Every episode delves into a huge vary of heritage phenomena similar to the web site. Episode 3 will be offered on Sunday 9 October.