AS the Body and Soul festival draws ever nearer, artists from all over are bring together their creative ideas and talents to make this the best Body and Soul yet.
One of the installations will be A Curious Picnic. Aoife Banville is a visual artist specialising in photography and installation art. She has been working with the Body and Soul team for the last number of years. Her installation pieces like to play with the idea of using multiples of ordinary and everyday objects and turn them into something unique and quirky. Last year she brought the ‘Inside Outside’ installation where she decorated a tree with hundreds of used light bulbs and turned a garden shed into a Camera Obscura. This year Aoife is bringing an installation called ‘A Curious Picnic’. Inspired by the Victorians, the idea is to create a quirky picnic area where festival goers can come and relax and enjoy the playful installation of curio boxes filled with an assortment of found and recycled objects.
Dublin’s ElevenEleven media collective is the sum of all parts independent record label, bands, musicians, producers and visual artists.
Two of the latter, LeTissier and Slipdraft have recently been showcasing their unique brand of projection mapping over a string of gigs and showcases; fresh off an unprecedented UK and Irish AV tour, transforming venues of all shapes and sizes in to a once off visual experience on each occasion. This year’s Upstage will feature custom built surfaces providing the palette for a completely live synced, spectacular visual performance.