Culture File: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain @ Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain's latest takes its inspiration from early attempts to understand the places we now call museums
The Culture File Weekly 170119: (Dar Disku, Musicians' Nerves, Berlin Opticians, CES)
This weekly, Dar Disku bring our ears record shopping in Bahrain, we admire from a distance the flying taxis of the future (yeah, right), deal with musicians and their nerves, and discover the storied shopfront on Dublin's Capel Street that's lent its name to a new Dublin gallery with no shopfront at all.
Culture File 'Likes': Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll
Berlin Optician's Gallery's Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll shares some of the things she's been 'liking'
Culture File: Plotting the future of transport and sex at CES 2019
The (possibly) imminent arrival of the 'aerial rideshare network' and other joys of the world's biggest tech fair
Culture File: Crate Crawling At The Souk
DJ duo, Dar Disko are resurrecting decades old middle eastern music and serving it up on the dancefloor
Culture File: Mr Cashman's Legacy
Berlin Opticians Gallery founder, Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, on the inspiration of an optician she's never met
Culture File: Musicians' Nerves
Every musician has their own unique version of nerves and their own special coping strategies.
The Culture File Weekly 090119: Musical Likes
This weekly we gather some of the sound suggestions our guests have made over the past 12 months into a genre-hopping musical edition, featuring hat tips to audio from The Temptations' Psychedelic Shack to Borodin's Prince Igor...
Culture File: The Joy of Recluttering...with music (5/5)
Dad rocker, David Meagher, sing-songwriter, Farah Elle and pianist, Francesco Turrisi pitch their essential sounds
Culture File: The Joy of Recluttering...with music (4/5)
Musical power purchasing suggestions from Eugene O'Brien, Julian Milkis, Conor Guilfoyle and Diane O'Connor
Culture File: Culture File: The Joy of Recluttering...with music (3/5)
Activist performer, Tonie Walsh, and blissfully perennial, BP Fallon and historian Shay Kinsella, suggest some musical pleasure to re-discover
Culture File: The Joy of Recluttering...with music
Music you need in your life according to musicologist, Ann Buckley, popster, Xanthony & printmaker, Niall Naessens
Culture File: Music in 2019? It's not all about subscriptions, y'know.
If you're thinking of buying (gasp!) some physical products (double gasp!) our guests have some suggestions...
The Culture File Weekly 040119: LA Stories Edition
In this special program from the archives, Luke Clancy brings us on a trip to Los Angeles and recalls his encounters with conceptual perfumers, recalcitrant window blinds, oranges espressos, the ghost of Buckminster Fuller, migrating monarch butterflies and more than a few five star Uber drivers.
The Culture File Yearly: 2018 Rewind
For one night only the Weekly becomes the Yearly, with an XXXL program jaunting from the sound of a tunnel under Belfast to the sound of Lagos, from the tango of art and high finance to gardening in Donegal, from a farewell to Jóhann Jóhannsson to a remembrance of Savita Halappanavar.
Culture File: A Christmas Childhood
Composer Tom Lane recalls childhood memories that inspired his choral setting of Patrick Kavanagh's A Christmas Childhood
Culture File 'Likes': Jack Fennell
Jack Fennell, editor of Tramp Press's A Brilliant Void Irish sci-fi anthology shares a few of his favourite things
The Culture File Weekly: December 21st
This weekly, life in the saddle with ex-courier and leading cyclogeographer, Jon Day, and a visit to Ostens, the little shop in Marylebone that wants to help you smell better, and a visit with pioneering Irish couturier-cum-gallerist, Ib Jorgensen
Culture File: Ostens Perfume Playground
Laurent Delafon, co-founder of London perfumers, Ostens, on learning to celebrate perfume's basic ingredients.
Culture File: Cyclogeography (2/2)
Writer, academic, cyclist, Jon Day on the illegal underground sport beloved of cycle couriers
Culture File: Cyclogeography 1/2
Writer, academic, cyclist and former cycle courier, Jon Day on understanding the city by bike
Culture File: Ib Jorgensen
The several lives of Danish-born, Dublin-based couturier-turned-gallerist, Ib Jorgensson.
The Culture File Weekly 131218: (Jumana Manna, Haig Aivazian, Jack Fennell)
This Weekly, seed saving in a war zone with Palestinian artist, Jumana Manna, a detour to that place where basketball and war meet with sport artist, Haig Aivazian and the surprisingly long history of Irish Science Fiction with critic and anthologist, Jack Fennell.
Culture File 'Likes': Liam Gillick
Artist and critic, Liam Gillick shares some of the books, podcasts, tastes and smells that have been making life worthwhile...
Culture File: Irish Science Fiction (Part 2)
The dangers of riding in a Chronotron, and other forgotten perils in Irish sci-fi with anthologist, Jack Fennell.
Culture File: Irish Science Fiction
Magnificent Fenians in their flying machines, CS Lewis' journeys to Mars, and other hidden joys of Irish SciFi.
Culture File: Basketball and Power
Beirut artist, Haig Aivazian explores contemporary connections between sport and war at Dublin's Douglas Hyde Gallery.
Culture File: Jumana Manna
Palestinian artist, Jumana Manna, on how a cache of seeds moved from Svalbard seed bank to a new home in Lebanon.
The Culture File Weekly 071218: Forensic Architecture, Claudia Kinmonth, Aisling Kelliher, Aleka
This weekly, where art and the law skirmish with Forensic Architecture, cattle and the traditional Irish horn spoon, the Romanian sound of 'duro' and Aisling Kelliher on the desirability of Alexa offering mental health assessments.
Culture File 'Likes': Claudia Kinmonth
Spoon fancier, Claudia Kinmonth shares some of the sounds, sights and smells she's been favouriting.
Culture File: Mental Health Assessing AIs
How would you like Siri or Alexa or - heaven forbid - Google Assistant to make a mental health assessment of you?
Culture File: The Irish Horn Spoon
Cultural historian, Claudia Kinmonth on that unsung hero of the Irish cutlery drawer: the horn spoon.
Culture File: Forensic Architecture
Adding a little reality to the term 'independent enquiry' with Turner Prize nominated research group, Forensic Architecture
Culture File: Songs of Love and Longing and 'Duro'
Dublin-based singer, Aleka is blending the folk music of her Romanian heritage with contemporary Irish jazz.
The Culture File Weekly 291118: Tonie Walsh; Liam Gillick
This weekly, two old hands trying on new gloves, as we meet DJ and gay rights activist, Tonie Walsh in rehearsals for I Am Tonie Walsh, a one-man show about his life in the movement and Liam Gillick getting ready for a his latest Dublin exhibition, and noticing how fully the 'portfolio' life of the artist was pilfered by neoliberalism.
Culture File 'Likes': Aleka
Polish-born, Irish-based jazz singer, Aleka, shares a few of her favourite things.
Culture File: The Hello Machine
Why old technologies best explain new technologies, according to artist and media archaeologist, Rachel Hanlon.
Culture File: Liam Gillick's Art to Turn Your Back On (Part 1)
The artist, the gig economy and the myth of creativity with the artist, author and curator, Liam Gillick.
Culture File: Liam Gillick's Art to Turn Your Back On
Artist Liam Gillick on why he was delighted with the ways people started ignoring his art.
Culture File: I Am Tonie Walsh
Tonie Walsh and director Tom Creed bring the story of Tonie's life as a gay rights activist and DJ to the stage.
The Culture File Weekly 231118: Sven Anderson, Danielle Clarke, Helen O'Dea, Motion-tracking kisses
This weekly, the sound of the city with American-born Dublin-based artist Sven Anderson, a re-think of what a cookbook is all about, with UCC's Danielle Clarke, adding some technology to the kiss at Dublin's Science Gallery and how to be a superhero, according to Dublin DJ Helen O'Dea.
Culture File 'Likes': Tonie Walsh
DJ and start of I Am Tonie Walsh share with us his current listening, watching and sniffing essentials.
Culture File: Irish Women's Cookbooks
Reevaluating early modern cookbooks - and their authors - with Professor Danielle Clarke of UCC
Culture File: Sven Anderson's Field Recordings
How would you like your town to sound? Artist and Urban Acoustic Planner, Sven Anderson has some suggestions.
Culture File: Helen O'Dea, Superhero
Dublin DJ Helen used to dream of being a ninja. At Sam Lee's Kung Fu School her dream came true.
Culture File: Emotion Capture
French artist, Arthur Gouillart is currently showering Dublin's Science Gallery with kisses - created via tongue motion capture
The Culture File Weekly 151118: Ronan Guilfoyle, Fiona Dalton, Isabelle Clement, Cetshwayo kaMpande)
This weekly, a long-awaited spin for Ireland's long-lost first jazz 78, the song of the mushrooms, rethinking mobility, and how a sad relic of Cetshwayo kaMpande, the last king of the Zulus, came to rest in Milford House, Co Carlow.
Culture File 'Likes': Shay Kinsella
Carlow-based historian, Shay Kinsella, share his choices of words, images, sounds and smells
Culture File: John Alexander and The Last King of The Zulus
Untangling the booty and its stories at the seat of the Alexanders, Milford House, Co Carlow.
Culture File: Irish Jazz's Secret History
The first ever Irish jazz record gets a spin.
Culture File: Mushroom Worksongs
Artist, Fiona Dowling and composer, George Higgs' Worksongs project creates a soundtrack for foraging mushrooms
Culture File: Wheels for Wellbeing
Are we designing transport in our towns around a limited idea of what people who cycle need?
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