Mary Hurrell will be choreographing a performance and installation titled Key Blank. The show will open on the 3rd of May with a live composition of movement, objects and sound at the Broadcast Gallery.
Working to a silent score of words, the piece explores the reading of objects and space through the body, and more specifically touch. The installation uses objects which seal off one or more of the senses in their reading, blank objects cut or shaped through the performer/viewer’s experiencing of them. The installation and performance is part of an ongoing enquiry into forms of non-verbal language.
‘The air smelt like ice and salt’
Helen Keller, The World I live in & Optimism
Broadcast Gallery at DIT in association with the MA in Visual Practices at IADT are pleased to announce Kate Strain as the recipient of the Broadcast Gallery Emerging Curator Award 2012. The award marks a new phase in the programming of Broadcast Gallery providing a platform for curatorial research and innovation in an educational context.
Kate Strain is a Dublin based curator pursuing an independent practice through event and exhibition-making. Through her practice, Strain seeks to present a means for questioning the parameters of the role and function of the curator. She is driven by her interest in the construction of the art historical narrative, the history of exhibition-making and museum display, curatorial strategies, and issues of representation.
Her recent curated projects include Not Another Nevan Lahart, at SOMA Contemporary, Waterford: Everything's a Remix, at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny: The Trans Formidable (as part of the Abhainn Ri Festival) and The Awesome Power of Curation (as part of Thomastown Arts Festival) Co Kilkenny, and Best in Show, at IMOCA, Dublin (as part of New Living Art 2010).
She is currently Assistant Curator 2012 at Project Arts Centre. She holds a BA in the History of Art and Architecture (TCD), and has recently completed an MA in Visual Arts Practice (MAVIS). She was a founding member of The Workhouse Test, an artist-led project space in Callan, Co Kilkenny.