Shannon Bool, Öyvind Fahlström, Ferdinand Kriwet, Garrett Phelan and Dider Rittener
‘Make Your Move‘ took place on five billboards throughout Dublin city, the locations where Project Arts Centre, Cuffe St., Essex Gate, Tara St and Townsend St the poster where installed in exactly the same manner as billboards. The billboards sought to engage directly with audiences during the course of their daily lives using the posters as a method to highlight the importance of subjective, marginal and nonconformist thinking. This engagement attempts to force a relationship between passive viewing and an active engagement all the while hoping a different audience would discover the artworks during their day-to-day movements.
Shannon Bool: ‘Swallows’, 2006
In her drawings, collages and architectural interventions, Bool combines different representation systems drawn from the history of art. She addresses issues that are not only repeatedly debated in art but also in architecture, in the development of new materials and in the progress of digital technology. In many of her works, the focus is on the interplay between space, perspective, perception and reality
Öyvind Fahlström: ‘ESSO-LSD’, 1967
Highly influential, Öyvind Fahlström’s art is a prolific and passionate commentary on the political and cultural events of the time, his work brings to life psychodramas that investigate the historical context of political, social and economic concerns of the time covering everything from global capitalism to the Vietnam War. Fahlström’s work is characterized by an aesthetic of game play and interactivity and spans a variety of media including paintings, sculptures, installations, films and sound pieces, graphics, multiples as well as a large interactive section.
Ferdinand Kriwet: ‘Super-Sehtext’, 1971
Kriwet is a multimedia artist and poet who has produced many seminal films and sound works for radio and television, in particular throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. His politically engaged and avant-garde approach was influenced by aesthetic and Conceptual currents in Constructivism, New Music, Beat Generation and Pop.
Garrett Phelan: ‘The Avian Proclamation’, 2006
Based in Dublin Phelan has exhibited both nationally and internationally a series of work concerned with the processes through which ideas or beliefs enter into society. In recent years Phelan has focussed his practice around extensive explorations into ‘the formation of opinion’ and ‘the absolute present’, particularly manifested through drawing, video, photography, web based projects and independent FM radio transmission projects in both gallery and non gallery spaces.
Dider Rittener: ‘The Family’, 2006
Rittener is first and foremost interested in the production of contemporary images that have turned into visual mass-media entities and how sometimes the ordinary can become the extraordinary. He takes pictures out of newspapers, magazines, sample books, art catalogues, and literary works by employing a special chemical method. Subsequently, he manipulates their size and applies them to different surfaces. This approach allows him to generate unique but differently structured copies, as well as to manipulate and add them to other pictorial fragments, thereby giving rise to new images. He plays with the constant re-cycling of popular imagery much in the same way as Andy Warhol’s screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O did.
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