Hope it Rains | Soineann Nó Doineann Programme
Turning our bad weather to good use, Hope it Rains | Soineann Nó Doineann will make Galway the place to be because it rains and blows! We want to effect a cultural change in our relationship with weather, and use it as a source of creativity and communality.
Created and curated by Ríonach Ní Néill, produced by Ciotóg, commissioned by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.
Ríonach Ní Néill, the project’s creator and curator, talks about how the weather activated surprises that have animated Galway city and county, effecting a cultural change with weather and climate.
Duration: 25 minutes
Created and curated by Ríonach Ní Néill, produced by Ciotóg and commissioned by Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.
Galway City walls become backdrops for photo-montages by Joe Lee, visualising life in an inundated city, when yet another abnormal has become commonplace. Artists imagine how we might cope with this enormous and imminent change. How close does the future have to come before we care enough to act?
Duration: 15 minutes
Photomontages by Joe Lee, designs by Emily Ní Bhroin, Arran Murphy, Deirdre Kennedy, Ríonach Ní Néill, Jeni Roddy, Sohail Salem, performance by Róisín Tyrell, Una Valaine, Aoife Delaney-Reade, with community participation by Gliondar, Athenry Community Arts Group, Blackrock Babes, directed by Ríonach Ní Néill, produced by Ciotóg, commissioned for Hope it Rains | Soineann nó Doineann by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.
Do you want to comment on Hope it Rains? We will leave a Zoom meeting open where participants will be able to connect, keeping their mic and camera off while watching Hope it Rains on their own computer. Once the Hope it Rains is over, you will be welcome to join the other participants of the Satellite for a chat.