Exhibition programme 2013
18th April–12th December 2013
It Has No Name
Pauline Cummins, Sandra Johnston, Frances Mezzetti and Dominic Thorpe
Curated by Liz Burns
18th April–4th May
Live performance: 18th April, 6–8pm, Public roundtable discussion: Friday 19th April, 2–5pm
It has no name is an exhibition incorporating live performance, video, sound and installation that explores themes of silencing, abuse, redress and memory. Building on the theme of institutional memory, this live performance and exhibition by visual artists Pauline Cummins, Sandra Johnston, Frances Mezzetti and Dominic Thorpe is a timely reflection on the aftermath of the Irish government's various commissions of enquiry into abuse within church and state-aided institutions. To coincide with this exhibition, a roundtable discussion exploring memory and testimony and how artists address these subjects in their work will take place on Friday 19th April.
Aislinn White and Alan Cusack
Public discussion and workshop 29th May
Migratory Lines is a live-research project by Aislinn White (IRL/UK) and Alan Cusack (IRL/UK) in the form of an exhibition and event, and a publication in collaboration with Rosie Wanek (UK). Evolving out of an ongoing dialogue with ornithological scientists, it investigates the complexities in mapping movement and spatial instability. It carefully considers the methods used in historic and recent studies in mapping bird migration: through the increasing reliance on public participation by way of committed 'citizen scientists'; the classification and interpretation of such data on a grand scale; to the eventual mapping of the journeys of whole groups. In responding to these processes, common relations are seen and the limits of mapping are tested to consider alternative cartographies of migration through drawing, text and conversation.
17th October–7th November
Mark Clare's work is a sophisticated observation of the space and time we live in exploring issues of social value. His practice does not lie within any one discipline but instead utilises a variety of mediums and techniques to produce work. Monoculture is an ambitious modular sculpture/installation conceived for Broadcast Gallery. It is a project that emphasizes the ecological tightrope we walk—as one component—in a much larger symbiotic relationship, using the commercialisation of the honeybee, that over the centuries has been representative of culture, politics, economics and religion as a metaphor to represent the growth of modern society.
Morrens and De Boe Productions
21st November–12th December
VOORKAMER is a Belgian artists run space in Lier just outside Antwerp. It is situated in a large 17th-century historical site in the center of this old provincial town. For the last sixteen years Voorkamer has been run by Rik De Boe and Peter Morrens, two artists who sometimes collaborate on curatorial projects and occasionally work together as an artist duo. They are not fond of labels, categories, hierarchy and hype but value diversity and an antithetical position.