Saturday 8 August, 6:30 pm – Langston House Hotel (Kilkenny)
Attitude. It’s really a bit about attitude. I’m here. Doing this. Be here. Do this. I’ll sort the rest as it comes. I’ve made decisions which, now made, are as they will be. I’ll be in Ireland until 22 August. Deal with it. Enjoy it.
So, I’ve had a pretty full day with the festival.
I helped Cornelia with this and that before completing a 3 ½ hour shift at Cleary Connolly’s Meta-Perceptual Helmets – which was actually quite good. I met the artists. They are former architects. The project is about how we’d see the world differently with different eyes. They’ve designed a heap, but only made these five so far. They are aluminium and sleek, shiny, with a back like a time-trial helmet with optical contraptions which allow the wearer to see the world like a … cat, horse, giraffe, hammerhead shark, chameleon. It’s set up in the garden of Rothe House.
When my shift ended, I made my way to the Cathedral to find Cornelia and continue to be helpful.
At the tail end of the day I caught a bit of the beautiful performance by Toumani & Sidiki Diabate
This isn’t from Kilkenny but give you a good taste of their work.