Kirkos: Call for participants in 'Body Noise Work'

Deadline: 10 January 2017 23:45
Kirkos are seeking people interested in working with them, Jennifer Walshe and our cross-discipline think tank to develop innovative work exploring the body and its surroundings. Kirkos is a contemporary music ensemble, but we are seeking applications from visual artists, theatre-makers, dancers, etc. etc. as well as composers and musicians. Performance is the defining movement in contemporary art and music in 2017. Fluxfest (our 2016 Fluxus Happening, the first of its kind in Dublin, which included 15 new works) proved the appetite for a platform to produce this sort of work, and we will build on that energy with this new project. Kirkos aims to facilitate the creation of a community who treat all media as tools for new music, and who see no line between creator and performer. In the process, we will allow participants free rein to develop on their own path, while providing a framework for deep examination and development.
Accepted applicants will meet for two weekends of intensive workshops in 2018 in The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon, led by Jennifer Walshe. Time will also be set aside to develop new work together or individually, and each weekend may finish with private performances. Travel expenses and accommodation will be provided. Finally, all participants will meet for a rehearsal period and Happening in the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in November 2018.
The structure of the program will largely depend on those who apply; it will be a bespoke project led by the combined instincts of all participants. Participants will have the chance to develop and perform work with like-minded peers, while
also receiving close attention from Jennifer Walshe and feedback from our think tank of renowned practitioners and academics across several artforms: John Godfrey, David Helbich, Tom Creed and Jools Gilson, with more to be announced.
Those accepted will also receive a small stipend for the second weekend and a performance fee for the Happening. We will endeavour to cover travel, food and accommodation to the greatest extent possible and we will assist with the sourcing and financing of props and equipment.
The deadline for all applicants is January 10th, and the first session begins on February 16th. 

Session 1: February 16th - 18th 2018

Friday February 16th - meet at The Dock at around 6pm
Saturday February 17th - all day
Sunday February 18th - leave for Dublin (or other destinations) around 5pm
Venue: The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

Session 2: May 4th - 6th 2018

Friday May 4th - meet at around 6pm
Saturday May 5th - all day
Sunday May 6th - leave for Dublin (or other destinations) late evening as following day is a bank holiday
Venue: The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

Session 3: dates and venue TBC; four consecutive days in November 2018

We will be in contact with accepted participants to discuss travel arrangements.
Accommodation will be provided in Carrick-on-Shannon for all participants during sessions 1
and 2, and in Dublin for those not based there during session 3.


You must submit via email to, with the subject line “Body Noise Call” by midnight January 10th 2018 at the latest. Large files can be sent by WeTransfer to the same address.
There is no application fee.
Deadline: January 10th 2018 (midnight)
Please submit:
1) a CV or biography
2) Up to 3 sample works (in any format) that you think best represent the work that
makes you a good candidate
3) A short piece of writing (c. 500 words) either (a) discussing work you wish to explore
during Body Noise Work or (b) discussing the reasons why you wish to participate
and why you think you are a good candidate
N.B. This call is open to international participants, but we are unlikely to be able to cover all
travel expenses.