Showcase Evening 7:
Wednesday, 18th March, at the Lab
for submission 2nd March!!!
SHOWCASE EVENING 7: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
theme for this Showcase evening is:
Performative, bordering on Performance'
Is there a
better instrument than one's own body for the artist to express, articulate
and communicate an idea? What is the significance of the artist placing
him/herself visibly in their work? What happens when we take the "act" and
capture it through recording? With the developments in technology that
allow us to easily alter actions through digital manipulation, what
are the positive and negative implications of the use and over-use
media in conjunction with performative actions?
There is sufficient debate on the shifting boundaries on what performance
is, so, for this Showcase, let us not focus on the definition, but
rather the significant and quantifiable possibilities of the Performative,
defined as the deliberate actions of the artist represented to the
viewer through any medium; Performance, Video, Photography, Sound,
Artists from all disciplines are welcome, as well as those who do not
fit into a particular category. The discussion will be chaired by Amanda
Coogan. Refreshments served as usual.
Deadline for submission
applications to: FAF artists group, Market Studios, Crnr. Halston St. & Mary's
Lane, Dublin 1.
If you have any questions or need advice in order to complete your application
please e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
look forward to hearing from you
the Showcase Evenings
Currently we, FAF, are running a series of Showcase
Evenings at The Lab, Foley street with the support of Dublin
City Council and Visual Artists Ireland. To date we have had in
excess of 30 selected participating artists.
For the Showcase events, each artist is represented by a 3 minute
video segment of a showreel DVD that is then projected in the space.
The FAF Showcase Evenings were established as a forum for
as well as Showcasing the artists’ works to their
peers and to other interested parties. At the Showcases, the
artists are in attendance, along with anyone else who would like to
attend (curators, other artists and the generally curious) and an
discussion is had during the projection and after. A DVD of
the event is produced and archived. The intention of these events
to encourage discussion and debate with artists around their arts
practice within an informal setting.
In addition to the Showcase events, FAF are also be publishing a series
of articles in Visual Artists’ News, by a series of commissioned
writers. The commissioned writers so far have been Danny McCarthy
and Julie Forrester, Paul O'Brien and Rayne Booth.