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Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschinoff, currently exhibiting as part of ‘As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics’ returns to IMMA to create a unique outdoor performance as part of ‘Wilder Beings Command!’ on 29 July.

This talk begins with a short artist’s presentation followed by a conversation with the artist on his new work, Interventu (2017), currently presented in IMMA’s courtyard which is inspired by the Brazilian ritual and tradition in offering gifts to the saints.

Hear Doitschinoff speak about how motifs in religion and the military are used throughout his various configurations of the temple, the altar, the procession, and anthropomorphic characters. Promoting reflection and critique through many different mediums from painting, installation and public art to video, music and performance – Doitschinoff discusses how he employs divinities, the uniform, the medals, and the street parades to activate collaborative and participatory works with volunteering performers. To book your free place for this talk visit http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237247.htm

Programmed as part of the As Above, So Below – Talk Series (13 April – 27 August 2017), exploring the role of spirituality and transcendence in our contemporary lives.This July Stephan Doitschinoff, present the CVLTO DO FVTVRV procession, a parade conceived in partnership with philosophical society CVLTO DO FVTVRV. The parade will be part of the exciting outdoor evening of performances at IMMA on the evening of Wilder Beings Command!

Calling Volunteers Stephan Doitschinoff is now calling for Fvtvre Volunteers to take part in this processional event which is inspired by his extensive research and personal experience appropriating symbols of conservative institutions, such as the armed forces and organised religion, Doitschinoff infiltrates structures of power by using their already established vocabulary to convey progressive ideas concerning modern society and challenging strict social systems that do not encourage individual self-development. In this ongoing project the artist investigates the creation and development of a ‘church-sect’, as well as all the unfolding of this structure, both real and virtual. For full details on how to apply visit the IMMA Blog at https://immablog.org/2017/07/06/calling-participants-cvlto-do-fvtvrv-comes-to-imma-as-part-of-wilder-beings-command/

About Artist
Awarded “Most Promising Artist” by the APCA (Sao Paulo Art Critics Association), Stephan Doitschinoff has presented his main actions and exhibitions in institutional spaces like San Diego Contemporary Art Museum / USA, the Fondation Cartier / France, MASP (Museum of Sao Paulo), MAM (Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo), the Afro Museum and the Curitiba Biennale. He is currently represented by Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York and LJ Gallery in Paris, and is part of The Isabel and Agustin Coppel collection, in Mexico. Doitschinoff has published two books with German Publishers Gestalten; CALMA: the art of Stephan Doitschinoff (2008) and CRAS (2012), and the documentary TEMPORAL.

Summer Nights 2017 / Wilder Beings Command!
Saturday 29 July 2017 / Free / IMMA Grounds – THIS EVENT IS BOOKED OUT.
Wilder Beings Command! is a night of outdoor performance at IMMA on Saturday 29 July 2017, 7pm -10pm. This unique night expands from the major IMMA group exhibition ‘As Above, So Below: Portals, Visons, Spirits and Mystics’ – an exhibition which explores how the spiritual endures in our everyday lives. For further details visit http://www.imma.ie/en/subnav_158.htm

For further details on the exhibition ‘As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics’ visit http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237202.htm
The exhibition continues until 27 August 2017.

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