Sailing down Thomas Street
Tomorrow evening the annual road-trip for the Irish participants in the previous year’s Venice Biennale rolls into Dublin with the work from both the Irish and Northern Irish pavillions of 2009 going on display. The exhibitions by Sarah Browne & Gareth Kennedy and Susan MacWilliam will be installed in both the NCAD Gallery on Thomas Street and in Farmleigh House. Sarah Browne and Gareth Kennedy’s individual projects will be exhibited in Farmleigh Gallery alongside two of Susan MacWilliam’s three video pieces until May 15th. The NCAD Gallery will first play host to MacWilliam’s other video piece ‘F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N’ until April 10th at which time the collaborative work of Kennedy Browne will be installed and run from 16th April to 10th May.
I mentioned last June about my involvement with the Kennedy Browne project, ‘167’, which involved filming on the roof of Liberty Hall last spring (pictured above). The video installation features the pearing of a pencil, a quote from Milton Friedman and the multi-linguistic attraction of Dublin. Trust me, it all makes sense. Because the gods of travel, art and finance all hate me, I have yet to see the finished work so I’m very excited about seeing the whole thing. If they still have some of their deliciously-bound catalogues at the show, then you can see some of my photos in the Kennedy Browne one. The opening tomorrow begins at 5pm in NCAD and 7pm in Farmleigh and if you’re lucky, you might get on a shuttle that will be fired from one to the other.