The first Spilt Milk Festival, a revelation of music and moving image, will take place in Sligo town on the weekend of the 22-24 November. As the natural light fades, and Orion rises in the southern sky, search out the visuals beaming from the hidden spaces of Sligo, for some soulful illumination.
‘Art House’, Harmony Hill, hosts the one hour film Terror Nullius, at 8pm Fri 22 November. A look at the razor’s edge of movie making from art duo, Soda_Jerk. Terror Nullius is an intricate weaving of Australian fact and fiction; through seamless splicing, dicing, blending, and bending of film and documentary.
Film Screening, €5 / Book
KAtie Gerardine O’neill & Dult
As we go deeper into the night, join us on the dark side at the Bookmart, who host Katie Gerardine O’Neill & ɗʉɭʈ [sonicz by sarah ellen lundy] at 9.30pm on Friday 22nd November. Katie is performing ‘Algorithm’, a 30 minute sound collage that forces us to question our reliance on technology. Are we selling, or awakening our souls?
ɗʉɭʈ is an audio/visual/performance project; inspired by Irish mythology, old ritual and nature, meditating on dark mysticism, medievalism and the macabre. Integral to the project are the artists own photographs and self shot/edited videos which accompany the audio as well as the physical movement performative elements of live sets. You have been warned.
Sound + visual performance, €10 + bf / Book
Zine, Print & Record Fair
Come back into the light at The Nest, Lower Quay Street, from 12 till 4pm on Sat 23 November. Free entry to the Zine, Print and Record Fair in association with The Conscious Bazaar. Check out zines and publications from around the world via the new North West Zine Library- Natalia Beylis and Pulled- and travelling zine library Sukie Zines, curated by Kim Kennedy. A showcase of DIY culture, from small press publications and record labels to craft and comics. Food and beverage, for grazing while browsing, courtesy of Carrow Coffee Roasters and Bosca Bia.
Market, free entry / more info
Kevin Mcgloughlin: selections
Slip into twilight, that in between place where anything can happen, from 3pm to 6pm, Sat 23 and Sun 24 November, with Kevin McGloughlin: Selections. Free entry into the video installation screening at the Pulled studio, 1 Millbrook, J.F.K. Parade. Kevin curates a collection of his own and his contemporaries work at the former video store, which has lain vacant these past ten years. A challenge to open your eyes and your mind.
Installation, free entry / More info
On the final night of the festival is Speakeasy: come relax with us over dinner and a movie. A delicious, three course dinner; big screen entertainment; the company of like-minded individuals. A visual feast, all-star cast, and innovative soundtrack, by a much loved and respected contemporary auteur. Join us at the Gallery Café at 6:30pm for a reception cocktail before a 7 pm start, on Sunday 24 November.
Film, three course dinner + cocktail, €35 / Reserve
Written by Pete Symonds