Blending original and found materials, Michael Robinson creates collaged films exploring the emotional mechanics of popular media, the nature of heartache, and the instability of the reality we inhabit. Riding the line between nostalgia and contempt, these works invoke a queer balancing of dark humour and bald sentiment – indulging the seductions of dramatic formulas and aesthetic excess amidst heavy doses of manipulation, abstraction, and damnation.
Friday 22nd November, 1pm, TALK & TOUR: Micheal Robinson will give a talk on his practice and the exhibition, Under the Wrong Star. All welcome, booking not necessary.
Thursday 16 January, 12pm, TOUR FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED: With Emilie Conway and Exhibitions Curator, Ruth Carroll
Saturday 18 January, 2pm, TOUR FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED: With Emilie Conway and Learning and Public Engagement Curator, Róisín Bohan
Image: Michael Robinson, The Dark, Krystle, 2013, 9min 34sec, Courtesy of the Artist and Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago