Counter Culture / June 23, 2023

Temporary Pleasure Postpones Dublin Club Space

Photo Credit: Temporary Pleasure
Counter Culture / June 23, 2023

Temporary Pleasure Postpones Dublin Club Space

Words: Dray Morgan

The rave architecture collective have been forced to postpone the four Dublin Port club nights in July due to insurance issues.

Temporary Pleasure have released a statement detailing that their plan to convert an area of Dublin Port into club space, will be postponed indefinitely due to “new terms and conditions which are impossible to satisfy given the insurance market in Ireland”.

The project, which has taken three years to develop, had set out to convert the Dublin Port Pumphouse into an ephemeral space to host events and performances in the heart of the working port for the first time.

Taking place over two July weekends (8-9 & 15-16 July), Temporary Pleasure were set to create a site-specific installation “to interpret and activate the site in collaboration with a program of local artists and collectives”.

They explained that even a revisal of initial plans, with a reduction of infrastructure to the most minimal level, was not enough to pass strict Irish public liability requirements.

This postponement follows suit with other events and artists actively deciding to not touch down in Ireland due to the island’s ongoing insurance crisis.

The collective was supported by the Irish Arts Council, Dublin Port Company, the European Union’s Creative Europe Program and promised to be one of the most innovative uses of alternative spaces for club experiences in the capital in recent years.

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