Culture Night Ireland 2015
Update : Cork Ignite played out to an audience of thousands and was a huge success. During 2016 we will be releasing a documentary on the project, and launching an exhibition at the Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, UK, entitled Trace Elements. For videos of the event please see www.corkignite.com/videos
Best wishes Simon Mckeown
Welcome to Cork Ignite
Renowned international artist Simon Mckeown, will present Cork Ignite in Cork city centre on Friday 18 September 2015.
As darkness falls, join us for a major outdoor live art event by the river as the front of Cork College of Commerce is brought to life with wild 3D projections and accompanying music.
Start time: Gather from 8.45pm for an approximate 9.15 pm start - weather/darkness dependent
Running time: approximately 30 minutes
The event will also be streamed live by Cork City Council. Click on this link to see the live streaming on the night: http://culturenightcork.ie/events/293/cork-ignite/
Cork Ignite welcomes people with disabilities. For further details about what access support we are providing please see the access section on this website.
Live audio description of the event will broadcast on UCC98.3FM (with interviews and background details about Cork Ignite on air from 5pm). This is for anyone with a visual impairment so they can listen to a visual description of the event, or for anyone in the Munster region not able to be there. You can either tune in by radio or listen online here. Remember to bring headphones if you are coming to the event.
Location: Union Quay, Cork (access from Parnell Place/Anglesea Street). Please note that Union Quay, Morrison Quay and Copley Street will be closed.
Audience Advisory: Please be aware that there will be some flashing lights and people with Photosensitive Epilepsy need to be aware and take appropriate action. Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Please don't use umbrellas as they will obscure the view.
Cork Ignite is managed by a unique partnership involving the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI) and Cork City Council and is one of three “Ignite” commissions, which represent the largest ever investment in Ireland’s arts and disability sector.
Produced by the National Sculpture Factory and Create, Simon Mckeown will work with local artists and disability agencies including Suisha Inclusive Arts at COPE Foundation and SoundOUT to produce a spectacular event that will dazzle and delight.
Simon has over 25 years of professional creative experience, and was awarded his own prestigious Cultural Olympiad/London 2012 Festival commission, which represented a watershed moment for contemporary disability art.