The Dock Galleries Open on Thursday December 3rd 2020.
Referencing the 1983 documentary-style drama, Austin Ivers considers some technological developments of the post-war period and their subsequent application in state command and control systems during the Cold War. Utilising video, sculpture and photography, this is a consideration of the relationship between the aesthetic of power and life as experienced under the perpetual threat of nuclear annihilation.
Louise Manifold works conceptually with film, photography, sculpture and text. Her multidisciplinary practice reflects upon the boundaries of neurosis and myth as a means to explore human disconnection from the lived world in favour of a private real. Fascinated by the power of stories and the creation of myth, Manifold’s work explores narratives and scenarios that challenge ideas of the self and the body. The artist touches on ideas of cinematic estrangement and theatricality. This exhibition at The Dock presents new and recent work alongside several collages indicating Manifold’s interest in museum artifacts, found ephemera and narratives that blur reality and fiction together.
Gallery opening hours:
There are a number of online events planned in conjunction with these exhibitions for December and January including publications, podcasts, performances of music, the Irish online premiere of The New Bauhaus documentary this week.
Threads is presented in association with Tulca, Festival of Visual Arts and with Galway 2020