- 23 May 23
The temporary club will exist from July 8th to 15th, hosting music and art across two weekends.
Temporary Pleasure, the self-declared "rave architecture collective generating temporary spaces and moments in time," has announced the opening of a venue in Dublin.
The architectural studio has partnered with Dublin Port Company to transform the 'pumphouse' space into an, "ephemeral space to host events and performances in the heart of the working port for the first time."
The project will host 4 open-air music and arts events against the iconic industrial backdrop over two July weekends.
The venture, presented as part of Dublin Port Company’s ‘Connections’ programme, is supported by Irish Arts Council, Dublin Port Company, the European Union’s Creative Europe Program, and sponsors.
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The Pumphouse formerly housed the steam engine which powered the gates of Graving Dock 1 but has been repurposed by Dublin Port into an artistic and cultural venue and is a key part of the Heritage Zone at Dublin Port.
"The use of the Pumphouse is part of Dublin Port’s long-term strategy of connecting Port and City. The ‘Connections’ event reflects the ongoing Port/City Integration process and will see other large-scale heritage and arts projects being developed as areas of the Port are opened for public use," Barry O’Connell, CEO Dublin Port said in a statement on their site.
"We are excited about this development in the overall context of port development and are committed to ensuring that the Port develops as a thriving community resource."
An open call is to follow this week. Temporary Pleasure state on their official site that they believe, "the role of the club is to embody and challenge the here and now, and then to die, and make way for what’s next."
"We’d like to again thank you all for your patience and support, and take a moment to express our gratitude and excitement to our partner @dublinportco for trusting us with their space," the creative collective said on Instagram.