City of Vultures

City of Vultures

In response to Limerick being the National City of Culture in 2014, Softday gathered Limerick soundscapes from January to August 2014, which were deconstructed and used in this live performance at ISSTC 2014 at the University of Maynooth in Ireland.

City of Vultures
The City of Culture has arrived,
Though artists insist it’s contrived,
A very public incitement
Bereft of public engagement,
Has culturally left us stigmatised.

Jimmy Deenihan deserves plenty of blame
For his City of Vultures is lame.
Cultural gentrification is bad,
Imposing public culture makes us mad
Whose fucking culture is it. For shame!

Limerick, you City of Vultures!
Whose culture is controlled by faceless other’s
Your symbolic economy
Is cultural sodomy!
Serving economic elite creative plumbers!