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Mind controlling images at Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone at Limerick’s Ormston House, Mar 23 – May 27

22 March 2017

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 tour originated in Spring 2016 at Derry’s CCA, with a commission by Jennifer Mehigan, and is now coming to Ormston House to present a new work by Joey Holder, as well as other participants including Alan Butler, Clawson & Ward, Eva Fàbregas, Pakui HardwareJohn Russell and Andrew Norman Wilson. 

See the FB event page for details.**

Joey Holder + Viktor Timofeev, Lament of Ur (2015). Installation view. Courtesy of Karst Contemporary, Plymouth.
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Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone @ CCA, Mar 24 – May 21

23 March 2016

The Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone group exhibition is on at Derry-Londonderry’s CCA, opening March 24 then running from March 30 to May 21.

The title is taken from a book written in 1994 by science fiction writer Ian McDonald about a young graphic design student who is able make images that control and affect human emotion to the point and consequence of tears, healing and even induce the viewer to murder, with the exhibition responding to the central ideas of the above story.

The impressive line-up features artists Alan Butler, Bristol-based duo Clawson & Ward (Anne Clawson and Nicole Ward), Eva FàbregasPakui HardwareJohn Russell, and Andrew Norman Wilson, who has shown recently with Import Projects, Rowing Projects and Shanaynay.

The show will then move across Ireland, visiting Limerick and then Cork during 2017.

See the CCA exhibition page for more details.**

Andrew Norman Wilson. Image courtesy of the artist.
Andrew Norman Wilson. Image courtesy of the artist.
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