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Visual Art: Buttercup Trailer and Launch Event by Sarah Browne at Sirius Arts Centre

13 Apr - 8 Jun 2024

Sirius Arts Centre, Old Yacht Club, The, Ballyvoloon, Cobh, Co. Cork



Launching this weekend for an extended run until June 8, artist Sarah Browne will present the film Buttercup with an installation and associated events at Sirius Arts Centre.

Join artist Sarah Browne, curator Kate Strain curator and founder of Kunstverein Aughrim, and Miguel Amado of Sirius Arts Centre at 5pm on Saturday 13 April for a discussion on the exhibition and Browne’s wider artistic and ethical interests. This event will begin with a captioned screening of Buttercup, and will end with an audio described screening. This event is free and no booking is required. For more information on Buttercup, please visit siriusartscentre.ie

The trailer for Buttercup is now available to view below.

Please note that both the trailer below and the full film contain flashing imagery.

Buttercup is a multi-layered film in the form of a poem that focuses on a particular photograph of a child, pictured on a farm with her father and her pet cow. The narrator explores the relationships implied in the photograph, between human and bovine behaviour, naming, domestication and wildness. Attending to the materials of these relationships, the farm becomes a site of learning and unlearning. Buttercup is made in close collaboration with audio describer Elaine Lillian Joseph and composer David Donohoe, and in consultation with a forum of people who are blind and visually-impaired.

The 28-minute-long work is shot on 16mm film and also incorporates handmade, cameraless animation on celluloid. It will be presented as an immersive installation in the gallery space. An audio-described version will alternate with a non-audio described version, and captions will be integrated into the presentation.

Click here to learn more about Buttercup.

Accessibility

Screenings at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm will include audio description.

Captions will be integrated throughout the exhibition.

The film contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for photosensitive viewers.

A transcript of the film will be available in the gallery.

Seating is provided in the gallery. Visitors can move around and come and go as they like.

The building has accessibility limitations. There are three steps to the front door, and a temporary wheelchair ramp is available upon request. Toilets are accessed via stairs and are not open to visitors. Public toilets are beside the Titanic Experience, by The Promenade.

Copyright Sarah Browne 2024, all video and images courtesy of Sarah Browne.

Buttercup Credits

Film: Sarah Browne

Music: David Donohoe

Voice: Elaine Lillian Joseph

Camera: Helena Gouveia Monteiro and Sarah Browne

Field recording and sound design: David Donohoe

Colour grading: Michael Higgins

Audio description: Elaine Lillian Joseph

Captioning: Daniel Hughes

Programming for exhibition: Billy Kemp

Text response: Sarah Hayden

Type identity: Rose Nordin

Consultants: Noreen McInerney, Martin Kelly,Gillian Stafford, Laura Tansey, Ciaran Stewart

Paraphrased quotations: Steven Rings, ‘Mystères limpides: Time and Transformation in Debussy’s Des pas sur la neige’, 2008; Hollis Frampton, (nostalgia), 1971; Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson, Animals in Translation, 2005.

Phytography method shared by Karel Doing

Thanks: Billy Kemp, Megan O’Driscoll, Sarah Long, Carys D. Coburn, Kate Strain , Sarah Hayden, Miriam O’Connor , Michael Birchall, Iarlaith Ní­ Fheorais, Sara Greavu, Róisí­n Power Hackett, Sinéad Keogh, Ciarán Taylor, aemi, Dean Kavanagh, Dennis McNulty, Crystal Media, PJ Kane, Liam and Mary Browne

Commissioned by SIRIUS, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. Curated by Miguel Amado. Supported by Arts and Disability Connect, a scheme funded by The Arts Council and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland

This spring, artist Sarah Browne will present her latest body of work, the film Buttercup, with an installation and associated events at Sirius Arts Centre. Images courtesy of Sarah Browne and Sirius Arts Centre.

Sarah Browne’s work is concerned with spoken and unspoken, bodily experiences of knowledge, labour and justice.

This spring, artist Sarah Browne will present her latest body of work, the film Buttercup, with an installation and associated events at Sirius Arts Centre. Images courtesy of Sarah Browne and Sirius Arts Centre.


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