We are very pleased to announce our new show, Xenophon: From the Beginning, as part of Drogheda Arts Festival, at Droichead Arts Centre.
Featuring artifacts old, new and post-human from The Xenophon Archive, we will be employing sculpture, narrative, animation and technology to explore the interstices between art and science, and the future of the human species.
Entrance is free, everyone is welcome, all are one and details are here.
Siobhan will be taking part in a seminar on Friday 9th February 2018, celebrating ten years of Science Gallery Dublin and exploring the future of Art and Science:
"Since the founding of Science Gallery Dublin, the landscape of art and science has changed substantially and we are convening a selection of scientists, artists, experts and provocateurs to discuss how the field is evolving and explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. We are bringing a number of collaborators from our first years together to discuss where we are now."
The event is invite only but portions of the day will be livestreamed on the Science Gallery Facebook page. Siobhan will be part of a panel taking place at 11:30am.
You can also join in the ten-year milestone celebrations by booking yourself a free ticket to RÉALTA, an explosive performance exploring the stars by Aoife von Linden Tol.
The Xenophon Almanac is on show at Science Gallery Dublin as part of IN CASE OF EMERGENCY until 11th Feb 2018. You will be able to see it again in Xenophon: From the Beginning, our show at Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2018.
Have you been to see Xenophon: Almanac of Tomorrow at Science Gallery Dublin yet? If not, don't panic - In Case of Emergency is on until 11th February 2018.
The Xenophon Project is a collaboration between artist Siobhan McGibbon and writer Maeve O'Lynn. However, in the case of the Almanac, this piece would not have been possible without the in-put of some incredible people that we would like to thank here. Firstly, all the staff at CÚRAM, NUI Galway. In particular: Dr Timothy Dubuc, Eleni Chrysostoumou, Rachel Ronan, Dr. Siti Ismail, Andrea Fitzpatrick and Professor Abhay Pandit.
We would like to thank Science Foundation Ireland for their funding of this project, and, of course, Science Gallery Dublin for commissioning it.
Then Kenneth O'Regan, our phenomenal tech support artiste, responsible for the Almanac's mapping and the magic that brings each page from the future to life: there would be no Almanac of Tomorrow without you.
Susan Davey, actor nonpareil and voice of the first iteration of Xenophon - you have brought Dr Mara O'Connor and the origin of the Xenothorpeans to life.
Frank Murphy, peerless sound mixer, who took our rough cut audios and turned it into something magical for your auditory faculties.
And of course to all Xeno family and friends who provided support and tea and patience with our apocalyptic prophesies as we worked on this piece.
THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!
We are very pleased and excited to say that we will be seeing you in Galway in November...to welcome you to The Future Anatomies Programme...
Get your eyes, ears and neural pathways ready...
Click here for further details of the festival - full programme to be released soon.