Friday, March 4, 2011

Video Screening in Galway

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Each event is curated by an invited guest and festures screening, performances, installation, sound and improvised music. It is organised by Vivienne Dick, Áine Phillips and Maeve Mulrennan. The aim of live@8 is for people to engage with art in an informal atmosphere, where there is room for dialogue and experimentation.

This edition is curated by Jennifer Cunningham and Sinead Mc Cann. They will show a selection of video work and performance art by artists from all over Ireland, Britain and Sweden. Jennifer Cunningham and Sinead Mc Cann studied together on the Masters in Fine art programme in NCAD from 2006- 2008. They both took an interest in each others work.

In May 2010 Sinead was awarded a residency for 5 weeks in a vacant shop on the main street in Dunlaoghaire as part of the The Creative Policies for Creative Networks at GRADCAM. As part of this residency she curated two events. During this time Jennifer and Sinead discussed the possibilities of co curating a show together in Galway. The result is the Live 8 themed “The Potential of Vacancy”

Artists have responded in a number of different ways from comments on Irelands property boom, to work dealing with the more psychological aspects of the theme to Vincent Sheridan's work mapping the flight of flocks of birds, He is concerned with the social behaviour, flight dynamics and subliminal 'brushstroke' patterns of birds in flight.

Documentation of Installation Piece from 2009

Finally I found my long lost documentation of my Untitled Installation Piece from my degree show 2009. The installation had to be seen through this tiny hole in a corridor. I wanted the piece to be 'found' by those passing by. Inside was a projection of documents and photographs on to a jacket that used to be worn by the person the piece was about.

Photo just to show the jacket. The installation piece in it self was in complete darkness, except from the light of the projection. the jacket was quite hard to see.

Documentation of the installation piece.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

becoming-new videopiece

' Becoming' is a new videopiece by me that was shown at artist-in residency Exhibition at SIM in Reykjavik. 'Becoming' is an experiment to transform myself into another creature in a simple way. There is a direct reference to a fish gasping while taken on land as thoughts are evoked on evolution and that we all once upon a time crawled up on land from the water.