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Art For Blind & The Model Present Out Of Step Weekender


Over this weekend of 27th-29th May, Out of Step – a festival curated by Art for Blind for their residency at The Model, Sligo – will unfold through film, music performance, conversation and workshops.

Underground tastemakers par excellence, Art for Blind continue to explore Ireland’s rich multidisciplinary cultural fabric. The aim of their residency at Sligo venue – also home to the Niland Collection – has been to explore the programming of artists and musicians from diverse social, economic and geographical backgrounds. This weekender, its title inspired by the iconic Minor Threat song, expands the residency into the realm of film offering a view from the margins, of people and places out of step with the rest of society.

For its film programming, Friday night sees a screening of Julia Ducournau’s genre-shattering 2021 Palme d’Or-winning feature, Titane, at 8pm. Then, on Saturday afternoon, a series of short films by Sligo-based and international filmmakers will screen from 12pm.

The fourth and final instalment of Art for Blind’s live music programme takes place on Saturday night from 8pm, digging deeper into Ireland’s rich music underground with another two-hander featuring Dublin experimental musician Katie O’Neill and new Sligo/Leitrim collaborative project EgggE hUUUs – featuring Owen Kilfeather & The Clumsy Giantess – on Saturday 28th May.

Drawing the weekend to a conclusion will be a fun and relaxing set of events involving the playful and inventive world of 16mm celluloid animation including a workshop for all ages and an additional screening of Dusty Stacks of Mom – a rock-opera to the tune of a remixed version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon – taking place between 12 and 3pm.

A weekend pass is on sale for €20 along with tickets to individual events at a cost of €8 for individual entry – all available from The Model. The Sunday offering is free of charge but places for the workshop are limited with registration required, again through The Model.

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