The NCAD Gallery announces the LUCIDA Collective as the winner of the 2020 Graduate Open Call 2021 presenting their exhibition, Infinite Becomings.
Infinite Becomings is a hybrid. It takes shape as a site-specific installation that extends beyond physical geographic limits as a zine and web archive. Augmented Reality filters which can be used with all forms of the work, bridge the gap between digital and physical space. Infinite Becomings exists as a multiplicity, shifting between physical, digital and relational forms. Each exists in tandem with the other, to form a collective whole.
LUCIDA Collective comprise NCAD 2020 Graduates: Lydia Hickey, Silvia Koistinen, Eileen Mantel, Michaela Nash, Jane Tonra, Katie Whyte.
> WATCH EXHIBITION VIDEO WALKTHROUGH LINK ~ Infinite Becomings, 6pm, Wed 14 April, 2021.
Infinite Becomings began as a process, a pre-existing method of working framed by the writing of Peter Osborne. The Lucida Collective prioritise growing ‘processes’ over the finished forms of ‘objects’. Each idea or draft becomes a fragment; an initial ‘finite form’ that is an origin to an ‘infinite’ growth of multiplicities. By valuing the artwork as a process over an object; these incomplete fragments manifest into an ‘artistic process of infinite becomings’¹. This conceptual framework nurtured the influx of collective practices and adaptations to making during the Covid-19 pandemic. It continues to nourish their collaborative processes, where through discussions; a fragment becomes remixed and remade into layers and layers and layers of infinite becomings.
Infinite Becomings is a space where thoughts and ideas are nurtured. Discarded, resting, gestating, unfurling fragments of process inhabit the space in three-dimensional form. Fragments include; floating frames, glitching images, quiet light, living terrariums, lost statues, and sculptural poems. Each fragment connects to coalesce into one whole ‘state of becoming’². This collective stream of consciousness has grown into being along the gallery walls, becoming an expanded brainstorm; an exhibition as notebook. From outside, the NCAD Gallery window will frame and shape the installation, giving passers-by an insight into the process of the works as they develop.
¹,² Peter Osborne, Anywhere Or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art, London: Verso, 2013
> INTERACT LUCIDA Collective INSTAGRAM LINK
> ACCESS Infinite Becomings WEB ARCHIVE LINK
> LISTEN LUCIDA Collective PODCAST LINK
> ORDER Infinite Becomings ZINE LINK ~ Available Wednesday 21 April, 2021
Artivive app for smartphones download at the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android Artivive is a revolutionary tool that transforms the way you look at artwork. Artists can connect a digital layer to traditional artworks, which you can experience through this application. The intuitive app uses augmented reality to tap into new dimensions.
Image: Infinite Becomings (13 April – 11 May, 2021) exhibition night-time view, NCAD Gallery, 2021.