TULCA Festival of Visual Art and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture present Weather Gods – Reprised
Having been cancelled in 2020 due to a weather warning, we’re delighted to announce the reprise and re-imagining of this specially-commissioned work by Isadora Epstein.
Weather Gods was originally conceived as a live performance taking place in front of an audience on the Galway to Gort train. It has now been reimagined as a radio play which will be available to download from the TULCA website from Saturday 17 April.
Weather Gods is written and performed by Isadora Epstein, who, accompanied by musicians Davy Kehoe, Daniel McAuley and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh and by artist Stéfane Béna Hanly created a performance combining a mythological weather report with a train trip out West on the Great Western Railway.
With live musical performance from the titular mythical weather gods, and featuring original scores and some familiar favourites, this work is placed somewhere between an art performance and a memorable piece of theatre.
Weather Gods will be live recorded remotely and presented as a podcast, which will be available on 17 April when it will be premiered online as part of a weekend celebrating the culmination of the UnSelfing programme.
To be first to listen, visit www.tulca.ie
About TULCA UnSelfing
TULCA UnSelfing is a programme of visual art exhibitions, performances, and encounters commissioned by TULCA Festival of Visual Arts for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Launched in February 2020 with the inaugural exhibition Deep States curated by Helen Carey presenting the work of artists; Dominic Thorpe (Ireland), Veronika Merklein (Austria & Germany) Andrej Mircev (Croatia), Nikoleta Markovic (born in Yugoslavia), Eunseo Yi (Republic of Korea).
Followed by two exhibitons; Threads by Irish Artist Austin Ivers curated by Sarah Searson and online exhibition and publication Nothing to Look Forward To But The Past curated by Gregory McCartney with artists; Stuart Cairns, Nadege Meriau, Daniel Seiffert, Tara Wray. Writers: Prof. Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Prof. Peter Knight, Dr Dara Downey, Anna Walsh, Gail McConnell, Sharon Young.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the remainder of the programme has been further reimagined and repositioned with projects taking place in April 2021.
Image credit: Isadora Epstein 2019