Critical Art Ensemble
Evas Arche und der Feminist
126 & Catalyst
RAQS Media Collective
22 international artist collectives transform the building into an unprecedented, all-encompassing art project. With a nod to the political events of May 1968, histories of art collectivism, and as a parody of an art fair, the building is filled with exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances all aimed at the social imagination. Installations referencing pagan traditions; projects involving activism; a collaborative photo project with the local military; complex video projections; participatory projects with the public, local government and cats; sculpture that confronts audiences with international issues...
The Model re-opens May Day with the vibrant exhibition Dorm. Twenty-two international artist collectives will transform the building into an unprecedented, all-encompassing art project. With a nod to the political events of May 1968, histories of art collectivism, and as a parody of an art fair, the building will be filled with exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances all aimed at the social imagination.
The Saturday opening night of Dorm will include a Public Sleepover Project (PSP) where people can spend the night within The Model. The PSP will include performances by Thierry Geoffrey/Colonel and Pallas Contemporary Projects. After these, guests will bed down on innovative sleeping apparatuses designed by Sligo IT design students.
Before the PSP, artist and radio DJ Donal Dineen (Today FM) will present "Fresh Air": http://www.themodel.ie/music/fresh-air live performances from musicians of the Box Social collective in Dublin. Projections provide for a multi-sensory performance, involving musicians Catscars, School Tour, Children Under Hoof, Hunter Gatherer and Patrick Kelleher.
As for the exhibition that runs until July 4th, Dorm includes installations referencing pagan traditions; projects involving political activism; a collaborative photo project with the local military; complex video projections; participatory projects that involve the public, local government and cats; sculpture that confronts audiences with international issues; collaborations between Irish and Northern Irish artists; and elaborate, playful constructions in the gallery that invite the viewer within.
The Sunday following the opening will include screenings and talks by artist collectives as part of a free public forum on art and collectivity.
Critical Art Ensemble (USA)
Dexter Sinister (USA)
Evas Arche und der Feminist (Germany/Netherlands/USA)
Factotum (Northern Ireland)
126 & Catalyst (Ireland/Northern Ireland)
General Idea (Canada)
Hello Operator (Ireland)
Pallas Studios (Ireland)
RAQS Media Collective (India)
Thierry Geoffroy/Colonel (Denmark/France)
Urban Subjects (Canada/Austria)
Documentation Archive: Co-Curated by Megs Morley
Dorm is also accompanied by a new publication, "anti-catalogue," which takes on cultural discourse with local, national and international resonances.
* 29 Apr: Critical Run
* 01 May: Fresh Air
* 01 May: Dorm PSP
1. 02 May: Dorm Symposia I - Dialogues
Dorm artist collectives discuss each other’s work with the audience. 4pm-6pm
2. 06 May: Thursday Tours
A series of free tours of the contemporary exhibition Dorm will be hosted by The Model curators every Thursday in May (1pm) and June(6pm).
3. 29 May: Dorm Symposia II - Collectives and Collectivity
Includes Gregory Sholette (US), AA Bronson (CA/US), Brian Hand (IE), Not Abel (IE) and monochrom (AT). 2pm-5pm
For more information, contact Emer McGarry at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Denise Rushe email@example.com
Opening Saturday May 1st h pm
The Mall Sligo Ireland
Hours: Tues-Fri 11-5:30, Thurs open to 8pm, Sat/Sun 12-5
Admission to all exhibitions is free