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Isolde Buí presents Soft Space at the Glucksman Gallery in Cork. This new work is part of the group exhibition Circadian Rhythms: contemporary art and biological time curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney in association with the APC Microbiome Centre.

Radical rest for hyperactive humans, soft space for hard culture and care formations will be activated through polyphonic choreography and mobile sculpture in a four-part performance by the artist who also welcomes visitors to use Soft Space at any time during the exhibition. An introduction will take place at the opening event on Friday 2 August at 6.01pm.

Photo: Isolde Buí performs Stormy Sky Dance (2017), a precursor to Soft Space, courtesy of the artist. Isolde Buí has been Artist-in-Residence at Ormston House since 2019.

Performance schedule

Introduction: Friday 2 August, 6.01pm

Act I: Sunday 4 August, 2.41-3.31pm

Act II: Sunday 1 September, 2.41-3.31pm

Act III: Sunday 6 October, 2.41-3.31pm

Act IV: Sunday 3 November, 2.41-3.31pm

Rogue Culture Night Offshoot: Friday 20 September, 9.05-9.55pm

About Circadian Rhythms: contemporary art and biological time

All life on earth – humans, other animals, plants and even bacteria – carry out biological processes to a 24-hour pattern of activity that mirrors the length of the earth day. Such processes are said to be subject to certain rhythms as they oscillate at different points during the 24-hour cycle, always following the same pattern of activity. Circadian Rhythms presents the work of Irish and international artists who explore these invisible forces through reflections on time, the cadence of working life, sleeping patterns, as well as through the impact of modern technologies that disrupt the natural world.

The exhibiting artists are Maarten Baas, David Beattie, Suki Chan, Isolde Donohoe, Tehching Hsieh, Jitish Kallat, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Barbara Knezevic, Michael Landy, Rivane Neuenschwader, Michael John Whelan

Circadian Rhythms: contemporary art and biological time is supported by The Arts Council IrelandAPC Microbiome CentreUniversity College Cork and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.

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