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Making a Meal of It: Reflections by Household collective at IMMA

On 8 July 2015, Household collective held a collaborative dinner at IMMA to mark the end of the exhibition More Than One Maker. Household collective is a Belfast-based team of five people who organise art projects that encourage audiences to re-think the way in which they interact with art and to experience new art in unrestricted, non-commercial contexts. They also support artists, writers and creators and look to organise projects that benefit them as well as the public. Below, they tell us about how the event came to be and how the evening played out.
Making a Meal of It, photo: Fiona Morgan

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A Successful Summer of Teen Workshops

Over the summer, IMMA’s series of artist-led holiday workshops continued for teens aged 12 to 18. Janine Davidson led the first workshop in June, and John O’Connell led the second workshop in July.  Both workshops explored the concepts and processes of making and presenting moving images, using current digital devices from laptops to smart phones, as well as older analogue methods and technologies, such as transparencies, overhead projectors, and 35mm slides. Both workshops rolled out over three consecutive days with younger participants in the morning sessions, and older participants in the afternoon. Barry Kehoe, from IMMA’s staff, joined the artists during studio sessions and facilitated tours and visits to the galleries and grounds.

Janine Davidson workshop. Credit photography: Fiona Morgan

Janine Davidson workshop. Credit photography: Fiona Morgan

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Artist’s Voice:: Sam Jury on ‘All Things Being Equal’

The exhibition of Sam Jury’s film work All Things Being Equal in the IMMA Project Spaces coincides with a talk by Derval Tubridy entitled The unthought and the harrowing: Samuel Beckett’s Necessary Art. Johanne Mullan, National Programmer at IMMA, spoke with Sam Jury about how the work of Samuel Beckett has influenced her practice.

Sam Jury, All Things Being Equal, 2009 Single channel digital (silent) Continuous loop – 11:58 before repeat 152 – 243 cm Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation 2010 IMMA.3296

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Artist’s Voice:: Ronan McCrea

Ronan McCrea’s ‘Medium (Corporate Entities)’ was originally commissioned on the occasion of ‘10,000 to 50’, an exhibition celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Business to Arts, which took place at IMMA prior to the 2008 financial crisis. In 2013, ‘Medium (Corporate Entities)’ was purchased for the IMMA Collection. Here, McCrea writes on the history of the project and its latest iteration, currently on show as part of the ‘Fragments’ exhibition until July 26th Continue reading

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