More Than One Maker shares incentives that bring art practitioners, cultural collaborators and communities together to make and activate art projects. Whether created by an artist or a collective, this exhibition uses multiple discourses to stimulate ideas of kinship, agency, utopianism, peer to peer learning and an appreciation for collaborative networks and vision.
Diverse in its representation of collaborative activity, works in this exhibition include documentation and ephemera made by many: Bohler and Orendt’s secret society created ideals of an idol in a failed attempt to sculpt ‘the graph of expediential function’; Gum Collective’s documentary about the challenges and motives for collective support as art graduates enter professional creative life; Oscar Santillan’s A Hymn, which explores physicality and intimacy when a drummer syncs to the drip of a performers sweat; and Megs Morley’s Artist Led Archive, being re-activated as part of More Than One Maker, maps an intricate web of artist led activity over the last 40 years in Ireland.
Taking an open look at the conditions informing collective and collaborative practices, More Than One Maker offers models of how common goals are co-authored and reached. This exhibition facilitates the further study of collectivism in contemporary art practice and discourse, celebrating the politics and pleasure generated by group action.
Blue Bottle Collective | Böhler & Orendt | Coracle | Gemma Gore | Gum Collective | Emma Haugh | Household Collective | Megs Morley in association with NIVAL | Oscar Santillan | The Project Twins | Temporary Services | Urban Agency & Fab Lab
Performative Workshop | Reading Troupe # 04: Emma Haugh
Saturday 23 May 2015, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Project Spaces
READING TROUPE is a daylong workshop that invites you to knock your whole being off balance via instruments of distancing, verbal hallucinations and outbursts of annihilation in a performative reading of ‘The Cost For Love We Are Not Willing To Pay’ by Etel Adnan. Booking required.
Open Registration | Artist Led Archive – Reactivation: Megs Morley
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June 2015, 12noon – 5pm, Project Spaces
Are you, or have you ever been involved in an artist collective, or artist-led initiative in Ireland or Northern Ireland? Megs Morley, artist and independent curator of the archive in collaboration with NIVAL invites you to contribute to this nationally significant project which documents over 40 years of artist-led activity in Ireland. Morley will facilitate an open registration to reactivate this archive from 13 – 14 June 2015. Email [email protected] for more information.
Critical Talk | Strategies of Collaboration and Resistance: Megs Morley
Sunday 14 June 2015, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, Project Spaces
Megs Morley discusses the history of Irish artist-led and self-organized initiatives and their troubled pasts. This talk reflects Morley’s research interests in artistic strategies of resistance, self-organisation, intervention and collectivism. Listen to a recording of this talk on Soundcloud.
Come Together with Household Collective
Wednesday 8 July 2015, 5pm onwards, Project Spaces
Marking the final week of More Than One Maker at IMMA, the members of the Household Curatorial Collective (Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, Eoin Dara, Ciara Hickey, Alissa Kleist and Kim McAleese) invite you to join them for a closing get together where all are welcome. Expect vibrant conversations and reflections on some of the ideas that drive this collaborative curatorial practice, considering topics such as: art in public and private spaces, the power of hospitality, and models of self-generated artistic communities and neighbourhoods. Household refreshments provided.
OPEN CALL to Get Involved
Does your collective have ideas for a once off activity or event to be self-hosted in IMMA’s Project Spaces as part of MTOM? You can send suggestions to [email protected]
Booking is essential at all events unless otherwise stated.
In conjunction with the More Than One Maker exhibition presented in IMMA’s Project Spaces, artist Emma Haugh in collaboration with Louis Haugh produced Love is disturbing, a daylong workshop, wall pasted photographic series and zine, incorporating gestural, performative readings of the cost for love we are not willing to pay by Etel Adnan. To download a free copy of the accompanying zine click here.
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