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Sat, 21 Oct


The Depot


Con Artistes presents an evening with Jeremy Deller & Friends at The Complex



21 Oct 2023, 18:00

The Depot, 12 Mary's Abbey, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 XR70, Ireland


Jeremy Deller & Siobhán Kane in conversation

Everybody in the Place - A Jeremy Deller film

Resonant Frequency - A Johnny Savage film

Frog of Earth (live)

Roo Honeychild

Atomic (ddr) presents


Pippa Molony

Pesci Tooth


Join us at The Complex for an evening with the Turner prize-winning conceptual, video and installation artist, Jeremy Deller to celebrate the launch of his Art is Magic book. Art is Magic is artist Jeremy's attempt to tie up the key works of his career alongside the art, pop music, film, politics and history that have inspired his work. Much has been written about Deller over the decades but this is the first time he has pulled together all of his cultural touchstones.

On the night will have a Q&A with Siobhán Kane (Young Hearts Run Free) and Jeremy discussing his life in art through the prism of Art is Magic. We will preface the talk with a screening of Jeremy's documentary Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984–1992 which covered acid house and rave culture, and political turmoil in Britain in the 1980s and early-1990s. Resonant Frequency, a short film by Johnny Savage will open up the proceedings. Signed copies of Art is Magic are available in advance via the ticket link and also on the night.

Afterwards, we kick off the music with a live set from Frog Of Earth. FOE is a music project by Irish multidisciplinary artist/designer Mel Keane. The project draws from folk music, nature, and pseudophilosophy. FOE is presently exploring real and imagined musical histories of Ireland. Finally, in the main room Taking over the DeeJay controls to bring us home is Roo Honeychild, founder of the renowned party crew Club Comfort. A seamstress of cheeky edits and purveyor of high energy, grit-filled DJ sets, Honeychild has been an eminent force on Ireland's rave circuit for the last eight years. Room 2 will see an Atomic Radio takeover all night long with F!ONN, Pippa Molony, Pesci Tooth & Reflekta holding court.

Resonant Frequency, a short documentary film by Johnny Savage about community and broadcasting set in Dublin will open up the proceedings.

Jeremy Deller


Seminal works by Deller include Acid Brass (1997), The Battle of

Orgreave (2001), Sacrilege ( 2012 Olympic Games), We're Here Because

We're Here (2016, 100th Anniversary of the Battle of The Somme). The

Battle of Orgreave was ranked second in The Guardian's Best Art of the

21st Century list, with critic Hettie Judah calling it a "monument of

sorts, the performance was at once participatory ritual, spectacle,

living archive and a space to mourn" In 20189, Deller produced the

documentary Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain

1984–1992 which covered acid house and rave culture, and political

turmoil in Britain in the 1980s and early-1990s.

Art is Magic is divided into three sections: a visual guide through

his favourite work, in-depth reflections on his life and art and,

finally, a scrapbook of images to explain what drives him (from Rod

Stewart to bats, the perfect jukebox to neolithic axe heads). The book

features work from across Deller's life and art - much of it never

seen before. These include his inflatable Stonehenge for the Glasgow

International festival, the Miners' Strike (his Battle of Orgreave

film), bats (a subject in at least three of Deller's works), Andy

Warhol (whom he met in 1986), the links between the Industrial

Revolution and Heavy Metal, and hen harriers pecking out the eyes of a

Tory MP (featured in his mural against grouse shooting created for the

Venice Biennale). Art is Magic gives us the most rigorous account of

Deller and his work to date. Something for everybody.

For further information on the event and performers please click here

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland's Late Night Events Pilot Programme. 


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