Panti - Sweet Talk 27 - Niall's Weeney & The Story of O - Sugar Club - 11.10.07
Niall's Weeney and The Story of 'O'
A retrospective interpretation of the graphic oeuvre of Niall Sweeney, through presentation and performance, played out as a live rehearsal with words, pictures and the chance of a dance. There will be slides, video, transgression and Sean-nós. The evening will feature work and stories of incident in confabulations of the high- and low-brow past/present/future, and is divided into four chapters:
In addition, there will be presentations from some Heroes:
Sean Hillen (artist, Ireland)
Alan Záruba (graphic designer and design writer, Prague)
Tonie Walsh (queer archivist and activist, Ireland)
and performances from some Muses:
Shirley Temple Bar
Veda Beaux Reves
Tom of Ireland
and other surprises.
"Histoire d'O" is an erotic novel published in 1954 by Anne Desclos/Pauline Réage. Desclos said that she had written the novel as a series of letters to her lover Jean Paulhan, who admired the work of the Marquis de Sade.
Fata Morgana (a mirage where objects on the horizon, such as islands, cliffs, ships or icebergs, appear elongated and elevated, like fairy-tale castles) is an Italian translation of Morgan le Fay. Morgan le Fay is the fairy shape-shifting half-sister and antagonist of King Arthur. And it is also though that Morgan's origins could be in Ireland, in the shape of the Morrigan, as she was also a shape-shifting witch, often appearing in animal form or as part of a triad of witches. Morrigan featured in the Ulster Cycle with Maebhe, her bulls and Chucullain...
Niall Sweeney is half of the collaborative graphic studio Pony, based in London and working all over the place (www.ponybox.co.uk )