Disagreement and difference were once the territory of the artist and agitator, but as we live in increasingly troubled times there’s an onus on art and debate not to offend. If concepts of free speech and free thinking have been coopted by conservatives​, how should artists and ​liberals​ reclaim these for themselves? Across two days of talks, performances, and ​gigs​, I Am Dynamite will look at the importance of dissent in culture creation and public discourse​.​ This two day creative symposium will provide a space for original and incendiary ideas that celebrate the fact that we’re all free to disagree​. And hopefully we don’t come across sounding like edgelords in the process.

With talks from Angela Nagle, Jessa Crispin, Kitty Holland, Seamas O’Reilly, Gary Gannon, Roisin Kiberd, Roisin Agnew, ​Rosa Abbott, Emmet Kirwan and Grace Dyas.

Performances by Jesse Presley Jones, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier), and Spicebag.

AV show ​featuring​ Rob Mirolo and Algorithm. 


Saturday 22 September:
13:00 -13:45 - Networked outrage: comedy and censorship: Seamas O'Reilly, Roisin Kiberd, Michael Fry, + more
14:00 - 14:45 Jessa Crispin: Why I Am Not a Feminist
15:00 - 15:45 Angela Nagle: Kill All Normies and the Politics of Transgression
16:00 - 16:45 Too Much Me Too? Future of Irish Feminism Post Repeal: Jessa Crispin, Anna Cosgrave, Ellen Coyne, Roisin Agnew, Rosa Abbott + more
17:15 - 17:45 Rob Mirolo and Algorithm Audio Visual Show
Drinks reception @ Hacienda

Sunday 23 September:
13:00 - 14:00: Why it’s important to reclaim Dublin from corporate dick jockeys and landlords: Emmet Kirwan, Willie White, Niall Byrne, Sharon Greene, Rebecca Moynihan + more.
14:15 - 15:00: Absolute state of us: is the Irish Left failing to do its job? Kitty Holland, Gary Gannon, David McWilliams, Ruth Coppinger, Sinead Mercier + more
15:15 - 16:15 The Mistress’s Tools: how aesthetics can bring about new political imaginaries: Jesse Presley Jones + Tina Kinsella
16:40 - 17:45 Office For Joint Administrative Intelligence (Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier) performance
18:00 - 19:00 Artists post IAD debate off-site

To book a €30 weekend ticket: choose a ticket for Saturday, then choose a ticket for Sunday. Once you go through to checkout, the total will be €30 (weekend ticket).

This venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Artwork: Rob Mirolo