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21 February 2018

Join Director Mary Cremin for a guided tour of current exhibition ‘Every Day Words Disappear’ by Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez.

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalisation. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasises a multiplicity of realities.

Void
Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080
E: hello@derryvoid.com
W: derryvoid.com

Director’s Tour with Mary Cremin at Void, Derry


6 to 10 February 2018

Ten students studying the Higher National Diploma in Fine Art at North West Regional College will showcase their work in an exhibition at the Playhouse, Derry.

The students involved are all in the final year of their studies at the city’s Strand Road Campus.

Entitled ‘iklectic’, a phonetic representation of the word eclectic, the exhibition will include a mix of works, employing various media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, installation and video works.
Organised and funded entirely by the students own efforts, this exhibition forms a major element of the HND final year coursework and is important for the professional development of the students as they enter the world of employment as artists or seek to further their studies at university.

The students have employed a diversity of approaches encompassing an eclectic mix of styles to interest and challenge a wide spectrum of artistic taste.

The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
5-7 Artillery St
Derry/Londonderry BT48 6RG
T: +44 28 7126 8027
W: derryplayhouse.co.uk

Iklektik | NWRC Students Show at The Playhouse Arts Centre, ...


5 February to 2 March 2018

This is a self led project based on childhood memories in which pre digital images are used. The challenge was to externalise visually those memories which held the most significance for the artist. The search for these images took the artist back to particular reference points, granny’s house, the home dining room, herself in the garden. Sounds and videos also play an important role in this exhibition.

The use of photostencils was chosen as a syuitable medium for the project, with its ephemeral quality. Paper negatives are used, a process used by early photographers when glass plates were not available, The paper negative stencils give a subtle quality. The transparencies are pieces in themselves, as are collages and drawings.

Texts from TS Eliot “Four Quartets” and from Alain Fournier form part of “Quiet Affirmations”, a pivitol point in the journey of searching for the memories, as if the artist has establ;ished validation in the memories and in the project. The project can best be captured from a quote by Alain Fournier, the artists favorite author :”I am spaeking of a lost time, of a vanished happiness”.

The project was supported by a professional development award from Cavan Arts Office. Thanks too to Stephen Rennicks and Sarah Lundy, and to the print room at Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

The Alley Theatre and Conference Centre
Railway St, Strabane BT82 1EE, UK
T: +44 28 7138 4444
W: alley-theatre.com

Daily Path Of Memory | Maria Bagnoli at Alley Arts ...



3 February to 10 March 2018

Void are delighted to welcome Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez to the gallery for his solo show ‘Every Day Words Disappear‘ from 3 February – 10 March 2018.

Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalisation. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasises a multiplicity of realities.

Grimonprez’s works provides us with the tools to deconstruct and be critical of the mass media, the State, and the narrative that is driven through different mediums. We are living in complex times; politics are entering the realm of the surreal, the media landscape is totally transformed and with the acceleration of information we need to question what becomes normalised through the landscape of images that we absorb.

Void
Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080
E: hello@derryvoid.com
W: derryvoid.com

Every Day Words Disappear | Johan Grimonprez at Void, Derry


20 January to 10 March
Opening: Saturday 20 January, 7pm

Kate Cooper, French & Mottershead, Edy Fung, Jasmin Marker, Jennifer Mehigan & Darius Ou, Roee Rosen

CCA is pleased to invite you to the opening of Kills 99.9% of bacteria, a group exhibition exploring encounters with otherness which includes work by Kate Cooper, French & Mottershead, Edy Fung, Jasmin Marker, Jennifer Mehigan & Darius Ou, and Roee Rosen.
The new and existing video, audio and installation works in this exhibition consider ideas of purity, containment, contamination and desire (Roee Rosen); confrontations and meditations on death and abjection (Kate Cooper, French & Mottershead) and speculative interior and exterior self-care (Jennifer Mehigan & Darius Ou).

Kills 99.9% of bacteria includes collaborations with non-human entities that occupy the body and the world around us (Jasmin Marker) and site-responsive interventions that respond to the material and suggestive qualities of boundaries and borders in our immediate vicinity, such as the Derry walls, and elsewhere (Edy Fung).

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery St, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG
T: +44 (0) 28 7137 3538
E: info@cca-derry-londonderry.org
W: cca-derry-londonderry.org

Kills 99.9% of Bacteria | Group Exhibition at CCA Derry


3 February to 28 March
Opening Friday 2 February, 7 to 9pm

McKeever’s practice is process led. She exploits the possibilities of found industrial and domestic materials, examining the balance between materiality, form and decorative surfaces. McKeever’s new work inhabits and investigates boundaries, edges and awkward spaces, her sculptural objects are often found in corners or unexpected places such as ceilings, windows and corners. The play of light and shadow are important to the artist, her pieces creating strips of light through shadow and reflection, often edged with colour, these playful bands promote investigation of spatial occupation and application, creating presence.

A Free Bus will run between Belfast and Portadown on the evening of the opening. Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery at 6.45pm. Returns from Portadown at 9pm.

Millennium Court Arts Centre
William Street, Portadown
T: 0044 2838 394415
E: info@millenniumcourt.org
W: millenniumcourt.org

Antenna | Sinead McKeever at Millennium Court Arts Centre



Saturday 20 January, 4pm

Tissue is a work about the material, historical and social histories of tissues.

Sonia Shiel is a Dublin born visual artist, whose works synthesise object, image and sound in performative and immersive installations. At Void, Shiel will premiere Dead Her, a narrated visual presentation, written, directed and performed by the artist. Dead Her is one of a number of recent narrative works that will feature in her new book of short stories each exploring the pursuit of creative agency, – or living – with and without art. It will be published in 2018, by UCD’s Parity Studios Press.

Tissue (2015):
HD video and stereo audio, duration 4 minutes 17 seconds

Part of ‘The Winter Series’; performances and screenings at Void, running between 11 – 20th January.

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080
E: hello@derryvoid.com
W: derryvoid.com

Tissue | Sonia Shiel at Void, Derry


16 to 19 January, 11am-5pm

The Cusp of Your Credenza is a wandering speculation through various material encounters. A woman presents a number of scenarios that involve the ingestion or ejection of substances. From toenails to statuary, muffins to monuments, The Cusp of Your Credenza wonders how we place ourselves bodily in a material world.

Irish artist Anita Delaney lives and works in London. Working mainly in moving image, she is interested in the tender and abject. She was the 2016-2017 recipient of the New Contemporaries and SPACE studio award. Recent shows include the 2017 Videonale, Bonn, Future Refrains at ASC gallery, London and she is currently working on a new moving image commission for Sick Monday at the Genesis Cinema, London.

The Cusp of Your Credenza (2015):
HD video and stereo audio, duration 10 minutes 27 seconds

Part of ‘The Winter Series’; performances and screenings at Void, running between 11 – 20th January.

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080
E: hello@derryvoid.com
W: derryvoid.com

The Cusp of Your Credenza | Anita Delaney at Void, ...


Thursday 11 January, 7pm

In Void Gallery in January ‘The Winter Series’ will investigate the sonic properties of a filing cabinet using contact mics, effects pedals and a sledgehammer.

N. Irish artist Keef Winter lives and works in London. He combines his interests in art and architecture using sculpture, installation, sound and performance. He completed a PhD in 2013 entitled ‘The Handyman Aesthetic’ at Ulster University. Winter’s studio process generates abstract apparatus that reference urban dissonance and reflect on cultish practices. He has a live act called ‘Handyman’ that mixes electronics, sounds of sheet steel, vocal samples and drumming.

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080
E: hello@derryvoid.com
W: derryvoid.com

Tax Return | Performance by Keef Winter at Void, Derry