Need Time Out in Cork
OK OK OK…
I need some time out of studio space. I’ve hit a block.
Tomorrow is Culture Night and I need to have some fun and schmooze with the people. We have a full evening of events here at BAG and it starts with my demo on experimental mark making techniques. I’m looking forward to visiting the other artists in their spaces very much. It will be an evening of discovery and inspiration to visit them all tomorrow. Cork’s Culture night is very much like Liverpool’s Light Night. There is a lot to see and do. I would really love to get to the Camden Palace Hotel where they are celebrating 40 years of punk rock, with art and a performance by local character Kenny Morris (from Siouxsie and the Banshees – I heard an interview on the radio with him).
UCC radio has become my loveable companion at Ben’s house, mostly 80s and 90s tunes are played. There’s not much to be heard about current local bands but they love to visit the old punk bands and the likes. There was an awesome tribute to Mick Lynch one night, whom I’d not heard of before. Then some interesting programmes on local history etc. It’s helped me to feel like I’ve got to know Cork a little bit more, despite not really getting out of the studio since I arrived. Yeah I need to get out. I don’t want to work anymore.