Mind controlling images at Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone at Limerick’s Ormston House, Mar 23 – May 27
The Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone touring exhibition is on at Limerick’s Ormston House, opening March 23 and running to May 27.
Co-curated by Alissa Kleist and Matt Packer, the show’s title is a reference to Belfast-based novelist Ian McDonald and includes work that responds to the “science-fiction story of mind-controlling images” by exploring the impact of objects, images and new technologies.
The month-long project is open to all and will take place during April, where artists are “required to submit a new piece of work which is made within each day, every day.” The purpose of 30 artworks in 30 days is to encourage experimentation, experience both freedom and restriction to explore the role ‘choice’ plays in producing work.
The team at 12ø are open to participants that choose to be “lazy or ambitious” and “devious or honest,” and encourage work in any medium.
The rules are: if you miss a day or submit work late, you are out. You do not necessarily have to follow the briefs provided they are only there to prompt.
The evening will feature a performance by the first project on the label Ectopia (Adam Christensen, Jack Brennan and Viki Steiri) who work with words, cello and synth. There will also be performances by N-Prolenta, xname (Eleonora Oreggia) and SIREN.
The new label is an extension of the art institution’s annual music festival, and will further evolve to include a recording studio, built in the summer of 2017, as well as residencies where Wysing will commission new works in recording and broadcasting for artists and musicians. The 2017 theme, ‘Many Voices’ will work with artists to “explore a diversity of contexts and positions to help better understand the role of art, artists, and arts organisations such as Wysing, at this moment of global political change.”
The GTC has been gathering “objects/artworks often saved from becoming part of the nations waste” and posting pictures of their finds on Facebook and Instagram since February, and will now be showing them in an exhibition to bring together stories of “joy, pain, and humour”.
In hopes of one day becoming a museum, GTC says they are drawn to these lost treasures made by unknown artists, both for their ability to “make you smile,” as well as being the creations of “people whoever they may be and for what reasons unknown and not outsider objects, a term that relies on an assumption that certain ideologies and practices have inclusivity/exclusivity.”
Convergence Sessions creates a hub that hosts a series of workshops, talks and performances, and takes place over two days on Friday and Saturday at London’s Behind The Bike Shed. Some of our recommendations include:
The series will explore representations of ‘female’ bodies by “dismantling the body as a category or ‘whole’ and creating open channels for discourse.” Focusing on the the concept of touch, each iteration will examine the body as database, and the ways in which this sense of communication can be understood “both emotionally and metaphorically.”
– Girls in Film present a series of films exploring feelings that arise from the visual and physical experiences of the female form away from hyper sexualisation of bodies in ‘Embrace,’ Mar 26 (12-6pm)
Organised by Teodora Pasquinelli and supported by Libellula Productions, Morton will present ‘Lifeforms vs Trump’ and Campagna will present ‘Ecology and Metaphysics: Rebuilding the House.’ The presentations are part of an event series called Underground / Ecology / Politics / Mythology that explores “the meaning of ecology, understood as the ontological terrain underlying all human and non-human forces.” This session will focus specifically on Dark Ecology and Magic and the “fundamental reality-systems that constitute the true underground of the world.”
The event will also screen Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte (2010) at 4 pm.
The free event will take place from 12pm to 2pm and is open to all artists and students wishing to get feedback on their work, with this week’s session led by the mixed-media artist and Slade student Perlak whose work explores “intersectional narratives concerning women, migrant and queer histories” with a current focus on “the potentiality of affect as a tool for registering and archiving current and past historical moments.”
The show and accompanying publication is curated and edited by Marianne Dobner and published via Cologne’s Buchhandlung Walther König. The book presents Black’s ideas in collaboration with artist and musician Huxtable and is designed by artist and DJ Soraya Lutangu (aka Bonaventure). The science-fiction narrative is described as a “scenario of impending apocalypse [about] two risk analysts returning from retirement to attempt to avert the end of the world” and the title refers to a Wikipedia entry on Life/Leben.
Black’s exhibition revolves around the question of “collective being, ‘life’ as an abstraction, and the uses of ancestry and lineage.” The opening night will be host to an apocalyptic performance by Hannah Black and Bonaventure.