by Alice Rekab
As part of our current exhibition A MacGuffin and Some Other Things, Project Arts Centre presents MOTILITY, a new performance work by Alice Rekab (performed by the artist and Paul Maguire).
Expanding on the themes in her film-work (currently on display in the gallery) this performance merges original material by the artist with script and choreographed movements from self-help and martial-arts demonstration videos. The performers also stage a live interaction with a number of sculptural objects which appear in various forms in the exhibition A MacGuffin and Some Other Things. This event offers a unique chance to encounter performance, sculptural objects, script and action.
This will take place in the gallery on Saturday 28 April, at the following times-
1.30pm – 1.50pm
2.30pm – 2.50pm
3.30pm – 4.50pm
All are welcome to join us for this one-off event, however please note that places are limited due to restricted capacity and as we are not taking bookings, places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Find out more about A MacGuffin and Some Other Things here.
Alice Rekab (b. 1987, Dublin, Ireland) is a visual artist living and working in Dublin and London. She completed an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University of London in 2011, following a BA in History of Art & Fine Art Media at NCAD in 2009. Her work explores the affective dynamics between subjects and objects of attraction, examining the performative, the mimetic, the amateur, the viral and the regional, Rekab presents models of individual and collective response to such objects, be they sub-cultures, visions of the future or local histories. Her concern lies within the slippage between the private relationship between subject and object and the externalisation of that relationship through various forms of creative production and mimesis.
Recent projects include Units of Potential, a public art commission installed at The Lir Academy Dublin 2011, This is Going to Take More Than One Night at The Model, Sligo, March 2012, Multiple T at the Barbican Art Gallery, London 2010 and Resonance 1 a commission for Resonance FM at Frieze Art Fair, London 2010. Her forthcoming solo exhibition will open at The Return Gallery Dublin in September 2012.
Paul Maguire graduated from NCAD Fine Art in 2009 with first class honours. He plays music as Gentleboy and his debut E.P. can be heard at gentleboy.bandcamp.com