ARC collaborates with PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image 2017
ARC supported a programme of discussions and lectures as part of the 2017 PLASTIK festival, 24-26 March 2017.
PLASTIK is a unique platform for the engagement and appreciation of artists’ moving image in Ireland. The festival offers an innovative, accessible and creative platform for the presentation of artists’ film and video, with a focus on discursive events and the cinema as exhibition space. Developed in collaboration with LUX London, PLASTIK is presented in partnership with the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and IADT Dublin, and is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council.
ARC Research Marc Guinan collaborates with the LAB on Painters Talking Paint, February 2017
Painters Talking Paint, organised by ARC MA researcher Marc Guinan in collaboration with the LAB, explored the engagement and experience of the painter with the medium of paint. Five artists, Damien Flood, Ramon Kassam, Colin Martin, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Mairead O’hEocha were invited to respond to the following questions: As painters, are touch, feel and viscosity relevant? What is the role of intuition in their process and does handling or touching the material enhance this process? Each speaker will made a short presentation, followed by an open discussion with audience participation. Video documentation of this event will be available shortly.ARC participates in exhibition and public programme at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 4-6 November 2016
ARC researchers participated in a curatorial networking project, entitled PIIGS An Alternative Geography of Curating. It was conceived as a platform for debate about the economic crisis and how it has affected artistic and curatorial practices from the point of view of PIIGS* nations (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain), characterised as careless and negligent by the international economic community.
Participating curators and institutions included ARC researchers Sophie Behal, Maeve Lynch, Steven Nestor, Rosie O’Reilly and Ben Stafford along with Campo 15, Italy; Neon Foundation, Greece; ARTIS, University of Lisbon, Portugal; and University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. Irish artist and IADT MAVIS graduate Fiona Marron was selected by the group to exhibit recent video and sculptural work which relates to interconnected social systems and an interest in mercantile and economic influences.
ARC researchers assist with in the making, a series of BA Art exhibitions at Pallas Projects, November 2016
in the making 2017 was conceived in three instalments, titled SPARK, FORGE and QUENCH, unfolding over three weeks in November 2016. Conceived as an experiment in learning through exhibition-making, the project was developed with guidance from PP/S co-curator Gavin Murphy and assistance from ARC students. Three invited respondents—Linda Shevlin, Paul McAree and Lee Welch—were invited to engage with elements of the exhibition in conversation with IADT students as part of the exhibition’s public programme. Further information is available here.
ARC collaborates with IMMA on Begin Anywhere – Third Level Forum, 5 April 2016
The event, inspired by John Cage’s advice to ‘begin anywhere’, was organised by IMMA and ARC. Undergraduate art students from all over Ireland were invited to participate in an artist-centred conversation about the possibilities of artistic practice after art school. Presentations explored the practices of artist-led spaces, independent curators and resource organisations, aiming to provide opportunities for students to exchange ideas, pose questions and make connections.
Documentation and programme details available here
ARC collaborates with IMMA on statəcraft, Project Spaces, 16 March – 3 April, 2016
Interweaving the histories of two entities—IMMA’s Residency Programme and the Free International University model advocated by Joseph Beuys & Dorothy Walker—students from the IADT Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) will turn the IMMA Project Space into an experimental public research-hub. They will create an open space for the investigation of living and making, to explore how art practice and art thinking can produce alternative forms of ‘statecraft’.
The full programme of statəcraft events is available here
A map of the statəcraft research hub is available here
ARC students assist with in the making, IADT BA student exhibitions at Pallas Projects, November 2015
For three weeks in November 2015, Pallas Projects provided an exciting platform for emerging art practices, hosting three consecutive exhibitions of new work by degree year students from IADT’s BA in Art. Conceived as an experiment in learning through exhibition-making, the project was developed with guidance from PP/S co-curator Gavin Murphy and assistance from ARC researchers Jai Thorn, Lorraine Whelan and Amy Farrell. Each exhibition provides an early-stage glimpse into the ideas, materials and techniques currently being researched and tested by the BA students and a valuable opportunity for them to extend their practices beyond the IADT studios.
Information on the exhibition series In the Making is available on the Pallas Projects website here
Collaboration between researchers at ARC and University of Huddersfield
ARC student Marc Guinan and University of Huddersfield PhD Student Puy Soden (supervised by Dr. Juliet MacDonald) are engaged in an ongoing research dialogue and exchange. Soden’s PhD research project is based around an examination via painting experiments of what exactly is happening in the practice, the body and the materials, where the concepts of ‘touch’, ‘grounding’ and ‘resonance’ overlap. Guinan’s work intersects with Soden’s in terms of the investigation of the physical materiality of paint through experiments within the studio. Guinan’s work specifically questions boundaries of durability, strength and resistance.
Public Discussion at the LAB in association with ARC IADT and UCD Parity Studios.
Art & Research Practices: Encounters & Entanglement, Friday Nov 6, 2015.
Speakers: Alice Feldman (sociologist) and Michael McLoughlin, (artist). Chaired by Dr. Sinead Hogan, Co-Director, Art Research Collaboration MA, IADT. The discussion explored areas of intersection between both the practice-based methodologies and the recurrent substantive areas of research in the work of sociologist Alice Feldman and visual artist Michael McLoughlin. The initial impetus for this conversation was the relationship between two pieces of work: We are here because you were there, Alice Feldman (2015) is and excavation of the intertwined histories of encounter between Irish and African diasporas, and the implications of these inheritances in the contemporary migration moment. Part of the Placing Voices, Voicing Places project, funded by the Heritage Council Ireland and UCD Seed Funding programme. I am here because I know you will be too, by Michael McLoughlin (2014) is a book of drawings that explores the importance of informal social spaces and having a place to meet for older people. Commissioned by Dublin City Council under the PerCent for Art Scheme.
A to Z of Resort Life: Zine project by Maeve Connolly & Fiona Gannon, 2015
Produced by Maeve Connolly and Fiona Gannon with the support of Fingal Arts, A to Z of Resort Life is a zine devoted to the work of US artist Andrea Zittel. Since the early 1990s, Zittel has used her daily life as the material of her practice, making objects, furnishings and clothing. Some of these objects are inspired by Zittel’s own childhood experiences of holidaying in trailers and recreational vehicles. Most of the artworks are functional things that can be customised by their owners and users, such as her Travel Trailer Units and A-Z Escape Vehicles, and Zittel has also created miniature islands for temporary habitation. The A to Z of Resort Life was produced within the context of Resort Revelations, a residency programme organised by Caroline Cowley of Fingal Arts at Lynder’s Mobile Home Park in Portrane, north county Dublin. It was devised for hardcopy distribution at the Bleeding Pig Festival in Portrane, September 11-13, 2015. A compressed PDF of the zine can be downloaded here.
The Beholder’s Share, Project Spaces, IMMA, Thursday 26 March – April 26, 2015.
The Beholder’s Share examines unrealised and unexisting projects from the IMMA Collection. The focus of the exhibition is the role which the viewer can play in imaginatively completing an unrealised work. Exploring the documentation, stories and latent potential of projects by artists such as Joseph Beuys, Christo, William Furlong and Sol LeWitt, the show will also include selected unrealisable proposals by 4th year students from IADT’s BA in Visual Arts Practice. The Beholder’s Share is curated by students on the Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) MA programme at IADT in collaboration with the IMMA National Programme.
Symposium and Publication on Curatorial Education, California College of the Arts (2015)
The Next 25 Years: Propositions for the Future of Curatorial Education is the third in a series of recent symposia organised by the California College of the Arts (San Francisco) aiming to gauge the status and prospects for curatorial programs internationally. The symposium and accompanying publication (forthcoming 2016) includes contributions from graduates of IADT programmes MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014) and staff of the MA in Art & Research Collaboration.
PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image, IFI and TBG+S, February 2015
PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image (February 2015) emerged from a collaboration between Critical Forum Dublin (a meeting group for artists involved in the moving image), LUX, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Irish Film Institute. The programme included a series of panel discussions, supported by IADT. The session on Curating the Moving Image featured contributions from Guillaume Breton, Regina Barunke, Peter Taylor, Benjamin Cook, Georg Clark and Isla Leaver Yap. Full PDF programme for PLASTIK 2015 available here.
PLASTIK was supported by the Arts Council, IFI, LUX, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and IADT.
Commissioning and Curating at the Intersection of Art & Science, February 2015.
A public lecture by Dr. Sarah Cook, presented by IADT/ARC in collaboration with the LAB and Dublin City Council Arts Office. Dr. Sarah Cook is currently a fellow at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, where, among other interdisciplinary research initiatives, she is engaged in curating artists’ projects for LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery.
ARC + IMMA: Lecture Series (ongoing)
An ongoing series of lectures presented by Dr. Maeve Connolly and Dr. Sinead Hogan. Content is drawn from the ARC Thematic Seminar module and topics covered to date are:
Aesthetics – Ressentiment – Non-place, IMMA, 1 April 2016. Sinéad Hogan (Lecturer, IADT: ARC) introduces the work of Jacques Derrida in relation to a politics of statements, trauma and impossibility. The focus of the talk will be on the radical impossibility of an apology. Audio recording available soon.
‘The Infrastructural Turn’, IMMA, October 2, 2015: Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT: ARC) explores definitions of infrastructure developed in art and media theory, referencing works by Celine Condorelli, Simon Denny, John Gerrard, Melanie Gilligan, Fiona Marron and Andrea Zittel, and also critical texts by Hito Steyerl. Audio recording here.
Media Archives in Transition, IMMA, February 26, 2015: Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT: ARC) explores the changing form and function of broadcast and film archives, addressing issues of access, dissemination, archive oriented art practice, and the role of the artist as mediator of the archive. Audio recording here.
What is sculpture? IMMA, May 9, 2015: Sinead Hogan (Lecturer, IADT: ARC) presents What is Sculpture…? This talk considers new definitions of sculpture and explore how contemporary forms of ‘expanded sculpture’ prompts the viewer to question the object-nature of art. Audio recording here.