Mingle Mangled, Cork Caucus
Sunday 10th July 2005, 9pm–late
Club One, Phoenix Street, Cork, Ireland
A Critical Curating Party by Paul O'Neill was a curated discursive event in a nightclub environment, featuring a number of international artists, curators and DJs including Craig Richards (Fabric and Tyrant, UK), artist David Blamey (UK and FR), artist, curator and lecturer Mick Wilson (IRL), electronic musician Juergen Simpson (IRL) curators Paul O'Neill (UK), Annie Fletcher (NL), Charles Esche (NL), and Art/not art (IRL).
All invited participants both DJ’d and lectured in the nightclub on the same night in the same space. Through this project, O' Neill aimed to play on audience expectations of what constitutes a professional and amateur lecture, performance, artist, curator, DJ etc and where this activity should take place. The project was an overlapping of events from programmed discussions to serious dancing to serious partying to debate and film screenings.
Adapted from the press release.