Monday, June 04, 2012

A Spot of Gardening

I've contributed a short text to a publication for Colin Martin's upcoming installation of his video work The Garden, curated by Kate Strain at Broadcast Gallery, Dublin. I'll also be participating in a chat there this Thursday June 7th at 2pm. Details below...

THE GARDEN - a solo presentation by Colin Martin at Broadcast Gallery.

The opening reception will take place at
6pm on Wednesday 6 June 2012, coinciding with the DIT Graduate Show (at Broadcast Gallery, DIT Portland Row, Dublin 1).

An Open Talk will take place at 2pm on Thursday 7 June 2012, featuring Colin Martin, Alice Butler, John Graham, Maximilian le Cain and Kate Strain – for a performative discussion of the project followed by a viewing of the work.

‘The Garden’ consists of a four-channel film installation. Each of the four screens use a different cinematic language to describe the subject - a film production set in a walled garden at night - a paradisical space that is both natural and cultural. It begins with a slow long take that moves continuously through the constructed environment, alternately the other screens look at the same space through varying cinematic languages using close ups, focus pulls and montage.

Four creative practitioners; Alice Butler, John Graham, Maximilian le Cain and Fiona Woods, have been invited to respond with text-based contributions to Martin’s work and the circumstances of its exhibition. This textual platform investigates the work from four different perspectives, mirroring the concerns of the work itself, and in doing so, opening questions around the nature of representation, experience and display. 

The project is curated by Kate Strain as part of the Broadcast Emerging Curator Award 2012.


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