Cormac Browne

Ciara McMahon

Opening reception: 6pm – 8pm Wednesday, 12th January 2011.
Exhibition continues: 13th – 17th January 2011, 12-6pm.

Broadstone Studios and Gallery

22 Harcourt Terrace

Dublin 2

www.broadstonestudios.com

Corner of Adelaide Road and Harcourt Terrace, map below for directions

The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition publication with commissioned texts by Emma Dwyer, Rebecca O’Dwyer and Kathy Tynan. The publication will be available at the exhibition.
For Further information contact Cormac or Ciara at: chimericagonism@gmail.com

Cormac Browne’s work, Untitled, 7 (contest) maintains a concern with contradictory and incongruous elements of social and subjective realities. Using performance, video and sound, this work explores the direct physical manifestations that music and the voice can create within the ‘subject’. This exhibition is the practical response to research around democracy and its accommodation of a multiplicity of voices.
The written outcome of this body of research, the statement, will also have a practical iteration in the form of a performance, Untitled, 20, on Friday 14th January at 6.30pm, at: The Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Tce. D.2.  This event will be open to the public.

Ciara McMahon‘s work, Leaky Self Project discusses the long term adjustments to lifestyle and attitude to self that heart/lung transplantation demands. Made in collaboration and conversation with the Living Gift Transplant Support group the Leaky Self Project is a site specific filmic installation, I used to say it was gold, but really it’s a platinum one, platinum (2011), a web presence (http://livinggift.ie/leaky-self/) and an ephemeral, conversational event in Dublin cafés running concurrently with the exhibition.
McMahon trained in both fine art practice and medicine. Her art work is frequently collaborative and realized through performative, participatory works, digital media and site specific installation. The Leaky Self project is funded by the Arts Council through the artist in the community scheme, managed by Create, the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts. McMahon will exhibit Liminality at NCAD Gallery in February 2011 as continued development of this body of work.

Image Title: Untitled (Overtone) Cormac Browne, 2011

image title:  I used to say it was gold, but really it’s a platinum one, platinum

(Video still, Ciara McMahon and Living Gift Transplant Support Group, 2011)

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