DEAF 2007 - Dublin Electronic Arts Festival
This year’s Asian-themed DEAF – the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival – takes place from October 25th to 29th.

This year’s Asian-themed DEAF – the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival – takes place from October 25th to 29th.  Now in its 6th year, DEAF aims to be an ‘…in-road into the electronic arts for new audiences…’ and features performances which encompass the range of electronic music and art.

This year, the festival is also making a positive statement on multiculturalism in Ireland: 

… for 2007, the theme of the festival is Asian – offering audiences not just the opportunity to sample the work of Chinese, Japanese and Thai artists amongst others, but also the chance to witness Irish artists deliberately engaging with other musical and artistic traditions in an explorative and open- ended creative process. In choosing such a theme at this point in our development (which to say the least, runs contrary to local expectations) it is our hope that we will be opening up an imaginative space for both local artists and audiences to contemplate anew their own ideas of what is meant by the descriptive term ‘electronic art’.
Some musical highlights of this year’s programme include a return appearance for the world-renowned thereminist Pamelia Kurstin who last performed at DEAF in 2005; also, performances by Wu Fei (a Beijing-born student of the traditional guzheng who has marked out a space for herself by taking this traditional instrument into a contemporary setting) and Miya Masaoka (a leading Japanese koto player, composer and performance artist whose sound projects have explored race and the interconnectedness of different species). We are privileged to have been kindly granted space for these performances in the hallowed settings of St. Audoen’s church – a beautifully restored relic of another different wave of migrants, who reached Ireland from foreign shores circa 1200 AD.

Read on for the full schedule, or cut out the middle man and just go straight to http://www.deafireland.com for all the latest news:

DEAF
DUBLIN ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL
LISTINGS
THURSDAY 25TH – MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2007

THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER

D.A.T.A. 26.0
Artists: Various / Dublin Art and Technology Association in
association with DEAF will present a special meeting with a focus on experimental electronic music.
Special Guest TBA
Date: Thursday October 25th
Venue: The Stags Head
Address: Dame Lane
Admission: Free
Time: 7pm –- 9pm

DEAF & Choice Cuts present The Infamous D-Styles
Artists: D-Styles (Beat Junkies/ISP) Plus Club set featuring Dj Tu-ki
V DStyles
Support from Vince Mack Mahon
Date: Thursday October 25th
Venue: The Sugar Club,
Address: Leeson St Dublin 2
Admission: 17.50 Euro
Time: 8pm – 3am
Tickets available from www.tickets.ie / City Discs / Spin Dizzy / Road Records

FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER

DEAF Bar Weekender
Artists: Various DJS & LIVE ACTS
Date: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Bank Holiday Monday
29th October
Venue: The Globe,
Address: Georges Street, Dublin 2
Admission: Free
Time: 5pm – 11pm

PLUS
de PONG Game™ – Projection & Public Interactive Installation
Artists: Benjamin Gaulon aka Recyclism www.recyclism.com
Date: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th October
Venue: The Globe & Georges Street architecture
Address: Georges Street, Dublin 2
Admission: Free
Time: 7pm – 10pm

DEAF @ St Audoens Part 1
Artists: Pamelia Kurstin [Thailand / Austria] & Takeshi Nishimoto
[Japan] , Daniel Jacobson (ZoiD) [Ireland] with Visual design by Tim Redfern
Date: Friday October 26th
Venue: St Audoen’s Church
Address: High Street, Dublin 2 [Between Christchurch Cathedral and
Thomas Street.] Admission: 15 Euro
Time: 7.30 –- 10.30pm
Tickets available from www.tickets.ie / City Discs / Spin Dizzy / Road Records

DEAF and Ghetto Jacking DJs Present
Artists: Baiyon LIVE [Japan] & Ghetto Jacking DJs
Date: Friday October 26th
Venue: Rogue Club
Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2
Admission: 10 Euro
Time: 10pm – 3am
(tickets available at door)

DEAF and Downtown Sounds Present
Artists: Lee Douglas [Rong Music ] Date: Friday October 26th
Venue: Ri-Ra Club
Address: Dame Court, Dublin 2
Admission: 10 Euro
Time: 11pm – 3am
(tickets available at door)

 

SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER

DEAF & Darklight Festival Film Screening
Film: Tekkonkinkreet – Soundtrack by Plaid [Japanese Manga Film] Date: Saturday October 27th
Venue: IFI [Irish Film Institute] Address: Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Admission: TBC
Time: 12 noon
Tickets available from IFI Box Office

DEAF Junior [10-14yrs]
Tutors: Donal Tierney [Special guest Pamelia Kurstin – Thailand /
Austria ] Date: Saturday October 27th
Venue: The Ark
Address: Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Admission: 65 / 55 euro [weekend workshops] Time: 11am – 4pm
Tickets available exclusively from The Ark – Tel: +353 (0)1 6707788 /
E: boxoffice@ark.ie

DEAF Presents Chris Doyle aka Du Ke Feng [Hong Kong]
Artists: Chris Doyle aka Du Ke Feng [Hong Kong] Date: Saturday October 27th
Venue: Hop House/KIM CHI Bar and Restaurant
Address: Parnell Street, Dublin 1
Admission: Free – Email Karen@deafireland.com for invites
Time: 5pm-8pm

DEAF @ St Audoens Part 2
Artists: Wu Fei [China] & Miya Masaoka [Japan] & Shenggy [China] with Visual design by Tim Redfern
Date: Saturday October 27th
Venue: St Audoen’s Church
Address: High Street, Dublin 2 [Between Christchurch Cathedral and
Thomas Street.] Admission: 15 Euro
Time: 7.30 –- 10.30pm
Tickets available from www.tickets.ie / City Discs / Spin Dizzy / Road Records

DEAF and Soundstream @ Rogue
Artists: Sketchpad LIVE [Japan] yuki:o [Japan] & Kan Shinomura [Japan] Date: Saturday October 27th
Venue: Rogue
Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2
Admission: 10 Euro
Time: 10pm – 3am
(tickets available at door)


DEAF and Maximum Joy @ Ri-Ra

Artists: Ray Mang [India / UK] Date: Saturday October 27th
Venue: Ri-Ra
Address: Dame Court, Dublin 2
Admission: 10 Euro
Time: 11pm – 3am
(tickets available at door)

 

SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER

DEAF Junior [10-14yrs]
Tutors: Donal Tierney [Special guest Pamelia Kurstin.] Date: Sunday October 27th
Venue: The Ark
Address: Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Admission: 65 / 55 euro [weekend workshops] Time: 11am-4pm
 

DEAF @ Uki Yo Restaurant (over 2 floors incl 12 live Karaoke Booths sets)
Artists: Pamelia Kurstin [Thailand / Austria] , Baiyon [Japan] ,
Swantology Asia [Ireland] , Wu Fei [China] , Cosmic Shenggy [China] Takeshi Nishimoto [Japan], Miya Masaoka [Japan], Chequerboard
[Ireland], Lakker [Ireland], Junshi [Japan] , Daniel Jacobson (ZoiD) [Ireland] Date: Sunday October 28th
Venue: Uki Yo Karaoke Booths & Restaurant over 2 floors
Address: 7 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 tel+353 1 633 4071
Admission: Free
Time: 4pm –7pm

DEAF Junior & The Ark present Pamelia Kurstin live @ The ARK Theatre
Artist: Pamelia Kurstin [Thailand / Austria].
Date: Sunday October 27th
Venue: The Ark
Address: Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Admission: 9 / 7 Euro
Time: 6pm-7pm

DEAF presents Featherhead
Artists: Featherhead presents a live collaboration between Gyohei
Zaitsu(Japan): Butoh dancer, Itaru Oki (Japan):trumpet and
accessories and Trevor Knight (Ireland): keyboard /electronics.
Date: Sunday October 28th
Venue: Dance Ireland
Address: Dance House, Liberty Corner, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Tel:
+353.1.855.8800
Admission: €15
Time: 7pm
Tickets available from www.tickets.ie / City Discs / Spin Dizzy / Road Records

U:Mack presents Boredoms
Artists: Boredoms
Date: Sunday October 28th
Venue: The Village
Address: Wexford Street
Admission: 25 Euro
Time: 8pm [Early Show] Tickets available from www.tickets.ie / City Discs / Spin Dizzy

DEAF Closing party @ Ri-Ra
Artists: Jazztronik [Japan], Takeshi [Japan], Tomohisa Kuramitsu
[Japan], Katsuhiko [Japan], Yuki:o [Japan] & Fugato [Japan] & D1
Live Showcase over two floors.
Date: Sunday October 28th
Venue: Ri-Ra
Address: Georges Street / Dame Court, Dublin 2
Admission: 10 Euro [Limited guestlist before 11 – email
Karen@deafireland.com] Time: 9pm – 3am
(tickets available at door)

 

MONDAY 29th OCTOBER
DEAF & Darklight Festival Film Screening
Film: Tropical Malady by Apichatpong Weerasethakul [Thailand] Date: Monday October 29th
Venue: IFI [Irish Film Institute] Address: Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Admission: TBC
Time: 12 noon
Tickets available from IFI Box Office