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IMMA & ACW Fellow Amelia Groom

Public Lecture, by Amelia Groom: Dense and Broken, on rocks, writing and pareidolia.
6pm, Friday November 10th Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin.

This Autumn IMMA and NCAD will be joined by Dr Amelia Groom for the 2017 Art in the Contemporary World research and teaching residency. Amelia is an Australian writer based in Amsterdam, where she has taught theory and writing on MA programmes at the Sandberg Instituut since 2014. She completed her PhD in Art History & Theory at the University of Sydney, with a focus on ‘disorderly temporalities’ and the possibilities of anachronism for art historical methodologies. In 2013 she edited the Whitechapel Gallery / The MIT Press ‘Documents of Contemporary Art’ anthology on TIME. For the NCAD / IMMA residency, Amelia will be holding a series of seminars on minerality and embodiment. The seminars will draw from the work of a number of living artists, as well as various historical, mythological and geological phenomena – including Sailing Stones, Medusa, The Vocal Memnon and The Makapansgat Pebble – with the aim of working through questions about extraction, deep time, non-human ecologies, inorganic erotics, pearls, petrifications and other rocky relations.

Amelia will be leading the “Petrified” seminar at NCAD as part of the “Situations” seminar run by ACW:

In everyday language, stones will often stand for ‘inhuman’ emotionlessness – as when we speak of her blank stony stare, the stone cold killer, or somebody with a heart of stone. When something is as solid as a rock it does not break or shift; when it is set in stone, it is fixed and unchangeable. Again and again, rocks come in to language as the antithesis of change, outside of time, without process, stone dead. Beginning from the premise that rocks are not actually atemporal, ahistorical or apolitical, this seminar will be structured around various points of encounter and contamination across the biological and geological realms. Focusing on a range of artistic, literary, theoretical and mythological references, participants will explore questions pertaining to non-human ecologies, queer and feminist neo-materialisms, extraction, ‘deep time’, inorganic erotics, pearls, petrifications and other rocky relations.

More details to come.

Rising from the Hill: Local Systems in Global Contexts

Rising from the Hill: Local Systems in Global Contexts
Autumn Residency programme at Cow House Studios
30 October – 10 December 2017

Participating Artists: Angela Jerardi, Charlotte Lagro, Martina O’Brien, and Rowan Lear
Residency Curators: Kelley O’Brien & Dr Francis Halsall

Cow House Studios is thrilled to announce Angela Jerardi, Charlotte Lagro, Martina O’Brien, and Rowan Lear as the recipients of their 2017 Autumn Residency. With the generous support of Wexford County Council & The National College of Art & Design, Cow House Studios presents Rising from the Hill: Local Systems in Global Contexts, a 6-week residency that will explore and develop methods of giving aesthetic forms to real-life, situations. This residency was conceived in the spirit of meaningful exchange between practice and theory and as an outcome of ongoing collaborative projects between residency curators, Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien investigating social relations through the lens of systems.

You can read more about the residency, curators and participating artists on Cow House Studios website… http://www.cowhousestudios.com/rising-hill-local-systems-global-contexts/

Image: Rowan Lear, She gestured meaningfully with the pistol, (2016-continuing), performance, video, images, drawings and décollage, exploring technological gesture, gendered labour, and the relationship between the body and the apparatus. Above: Hands ‘remembering’ the gestures of photographing with different cameras.

“There’s art that challenges you, and art that’s simply not for you”

ACW student Sara Muthi and writer for in:Action, an Irish Live art review platform, shares her latest response to Martin O’Brien’s performance at the Dublin Live Art Festival.

“…for most of us, art is not life or death. If you feel challenged by the work of an artist, make it your mission to learn more, be uncomfortable and you will gain so much from it. However, if you simply can’t stomach a work, maybe it’s not for you. At the end of the day, art is just art. There’s art that challenges you and art that’s simply not for you.”

Read more at inAction.ie

Ghost-haunted land Contemporary art and post-Troubles Northern Ireland by Declan Long

ACW’s Course Co-ordinator Declan Long’s latest book; Ghost-haunted land Contemporary art and post-Troubles Northern Ireland
Description of book and purchase link below.

Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 – the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern ‘Troubles’ – contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances in Northern Ireland. In Ghost-Haunted Land – the first book-length examination of post-Troubles contemporary art – Declan Long highlights artists who have reflected on the ongoing anxieties of aftermath.

Avaliable at http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781784991449/

LOST STATE – Hugh McCabe & Suzanne Walsh at Draíocht Arts Centre

LOST STATE
Hugh McCabe & Suzanne Walsh
Curated by Sharon Murphy
19 October – 4th November
Opening event including performance by Suzanne Walsh at 7pm on Thursday October 19th 2017
Gallery 2, Draíocht, Blanchardstown

LOST STATE is a collaborative mixed-media exhibition by Hugh McCabe and Suzanne Walsh consisting of photography, voice, audio and digitally generated video.

“Thrones and dominions” the Finn said obscurely “Yeah, there’s things out there. Ghosts, voices. Why not? Oceans had mermaids, all that shit, and we had a sea of silicon … ”

William Gibson, Count Zero (1986)

How will our present technological moment be perceived from the perspective of the future? In our anthropocentric era where evidence of human-driven climate change mounts and rumours of the coming singularity abound, can we be confident that our steady rate of scientific progress won’t suffer a rupture? What fictions will be created to fill the resultant gaps? What myths will emerge from the residue of the information age?

Lost State sets out to explore these questions using as its starting point a series of photographs shot from the imagined point of view of future archaeologists exploring the technological detritus of our time. A fractured speculative narrative alludes to the circumstances and significance of this discovery and invokes memories of human-technological mourning and loss. A digitally generated film simulates this imaginary exploration in order to question how image production technologies shape our perceptions of the past and of the future.

The work aims to trouble the boundaries between various categories: the organic and the inorganic; the imagined future and the perceived past; the human and the technological; the analogue and the digital; the secular and the sacred.

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Still and moving images by Hugh McCabe
Words and sound by Suzanne Walsh
3D Modelling by Vincent O’Reilly

Also opening in Gallery 1 on the same evening is Elaine Hoey’s award-winning VR artwork, The Weight Of Water. Both exhibitions will be opened by Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO, The Digital Hub. Launching on the night will also be the inaugural Draíocht Visual Culture Award for a Graduate of the Creative Digital Media Programme at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

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Hugh McCabe is a Dublin-based lecturer, musician and artist. He is graduate of the MA ‘Art In the Contemporary World’ course at NCAD and teaches critical theory and 3D graphics at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

Suzanne Walsh is an artist, writer and musician whose cross-disciplinary work moves between the literary, music and art worlds. Suzanne is also a graduate of the MA ‘Art In The Contemporary World’ course. She is currently a resident artist at Fire Station Artists’ Studios.

http://www.tracesofthereal.com

Lines Tell Lies by Marie Hanlon at The Source Art Centre

Marie Hanlon
Lines Tell Lies
The Source Art Centre, Thurles Co. Tipperary
Sept 9th – Oct 26t

Double Vision is part of Marie Hanlon’s exhibition Lines Tell Lies at The Source Art Centre, Thurles. The work creates an interplay between an actual door (right) and a drawing (left) made to scale with the wall extended at the lower end. The exhibition is made up of small sculptures, wall works and a moving image piece. Lines Tell Lies initially attempts to persuade the viewer to accept realities which do not exist. Line is employed as a transforming and provocative element in works which are concerned with the act of seeing and ideas of perception.

The impetus for the exhibition came from a previous work called Cornerspace in which 39 still images of corners and items placed in corners are linked in an unfolding video montage. The slow-moving sequence mixes fictitious constructs made of studio props, with real places. The idea here was not not to fully disguise the fiction but rather to set in motion a dreamlike sequence of suggestion and association. Rhona Clarke’s electronic sounds for Cornerspace are devised to evoke texture, spatial illusion and mystery. Aural echoing and reverberation mirror the unfolding imagery as it seeks to transcend its limitations. What is suggested is sometimes more real than what is actually there.

The ideas, materials and props from Cornerspace became the
starting point for the other pieces in the exhibition. Using glass, perspex, pencils, nails, staples etc. the works are concerned with skewing reality, distorting scale, proposing associations and so on. The viewer is asked to believe that air has solid form and that illusion has real substance. Reality blurs into fiction through means which are playful and intriguing; lines deceive the eye and all is not what it seems. An interval of time exists between the first moment of looking and the true realization of what is actually there. This short span allows a shift from looking to seeing, from seeing to perceiving.

Find more info at http://www.thesourceartscentre.ie/

FIX17


FIX17
International Live Art Biennial FIX17
Thursday the 5th to Monday the 9th of October

Programme Detailed Below

Catalyst Arts is pleased to present the highly anticipated International Live Art Biennial FIX17, happening from Thursday the 5th to Monday the 9th of October.

FIX is an internationally renowned and distinctly Belfast biennial, established by Catalyst Arts in 1994. For twenty-three years Fix has consistently delivered an innovative programme of local and international live, sonic and performance artists to the city of Belfast and is one of Europe’s longest running live art festivals. The legacy of Fix has been to create opportunities locally for emerging and established practitioners, providing work for artists, photographers, videographers, writers, curators and arts administrators.

PROGRAMME:

Thursday 5th October | 6-9pm

Robbie Maguire
Grace Denton
Beagles and Ramsay
Patrick Cole

Friday 6th October | 6-9pm
[part of Student and Recent Graduate Show Opening]

Jasmin Marker
Cara Roberts
Branwen Kavanagh
Dryden Wilson

Saturday 7th October | 6-9pm

Ciara Lenihan
Sian Hutchings
Robert Curgenven

Sunday 8th October | 2-9pm

Sandra Johnston
Francesca Steele
Eleni Kolliopoulou
Leann Herlihy
Cleveland Watkiss | 8pm Sonic Arts Research Centre

Monday 9th October

Same Difference:Equinox to Equinox | screening by Bbeyond

Lost in Papancha, Ways of Escape

Lost in Papancha, Ways of Escape
Michelle Hall
Exhibition Dates: Sept 28-Oct 21

ArtBox is delighted to announce the opening of artist Michelle Hall’s solo exhibition ‘Lost in Papancha, Ways of Escape’. This body of new work by Hall will preview at the gallery on Wednesday, Sept 27th (6-8pm), continuing until Oct 21st. This project is curated by Hilary Murray and kindly supported by the Fingal County Council Project Award.

Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice, she uses details, textures, words and objects to create works that examine modes of behaviour and thought. She is a recent graduate of the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2016 Hall was jointly awarded the RC Lewis-Crosby Award at in the inaugural RDS Visual Art Awards. Her work has been selected for the upcoming StartPoint Prize exhibition, Prague, after which she will travel to London for a research residency with The CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS. Hall has been awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017, the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency and the Fingal County Council Project Award.



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