KARST events

KARST gallery

Hire the KARST space for an event

The KARST gallery space is available to hire for private or public art-related events.

With more than 7,000 sq. ft. of gallery area and good facilities, including easy parking nearby, it’s suitable for conferences, seminars or music gigs which relate to the KARST ethos of experimentation and testing.

Email details of your proposal to 
ku.gro.tsrak@ofni

Selected Past Events

Dustin Ericksen

Dustin Ericksen & Damian Griffiths

Artist and performer Dustin Ericksen brings Light, observed to a close with his Finissage Event ‘The eye ain’t heard, the ear ain’t seen’. With banjo and synthesiser, Ericksen will create improvisational music.

The musical aspect of the performance will be interfered with by two outside elements. First, the photography and light of Damian Griffiths, will trigger changes in the synthesised sound. Simultaneously, Ericksen will attempt to give a didactic explanation of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes the light we see, and other wavelengths, like x-rays and microwaves.

KARST Enso Sone event

Outlands Tour 6: Ensō Sone

An original audio-visual collaboration between Japanese psych band @qujaku_jpn and UK visual artists @impatv.

Developed during a residency in Japan in June 2019, this new production explores ideas of duality. Sound triggers light that in turn creates form via an amalgam of heavy, rhythmic ambience combined with visual projections, lighting and stage design. The resulting union will unfurl as an expansive spectacle to stimulate the senses. Special guests @group_a_band open each night of the tour with a spectacular new AV set.

Ensō – a circular symbol hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. Sone – a unit of loudness; how loud a sound is perceived. Ensō Sone expresses a freedom to create loudness, which marks the starting point for this exciting new collaboration. Further ideas from Japanese Zen practice; of oneness, natural opposites and equilibrium, the spirit of harmonious cooperation, the visible and the invisible, absolute fullness in emptiness, simplicity, completeness, and endlessness are explored.