An exhibition exploring film and video curated by Peter Richards and Catalyst Arts
The exhibition sets out to explore the influence and vocabulary of film/video, through the wealth and breadth of contemporary artists working with the medium throughout Ireland.
The exhibition features the first collaborative work by Heather Allen and Sandra Johnson, a live work presented during the launch; Seamus Harahan presents a new video installation hot from desks, Lorraine Burrel’s installation Do Artists Dream a narrative based on fantasy, explores gender, sexually and power; Ciara Finnegan subverts the traditional relationship between the live event and its’ documentation; and Allan Luges Mother takes its title form the computer in the sci-fi thriller “Alien” and creates a reality as fictional as its precedent, with the assistance of the artists mother.
Alongside the installations Catalyst Arts presents its’ recently compiled showreel of contemporary Irish Video Art. The showreel screened at the Dnet Festival, the Lux Centre in London, features works by: Heather Allen; Lorraine Burrell; Duncan Campbell; Angela D’Arby; Seamus Harahan; Daniel Jewesbury; John Mathews; Susan MacWilliam; and Paul Rooney.