|Image by Lydia Panas|
'There There' is a photographic event taking place in Cork city, a small festival organised by curatorial team Stag and Deer. The event features exhibitions and talks by local photographic artists Roseanne Lynch and Miriam O'Connor, as well as a very exciting group show and solo exhibitions by Dutch artist Viviane Sassen and Zhang Kechun from China.
Opening on Friday as part of the lineup is 'Post-Script', an exhibition curated by Peggy Sue Amison. This show deals with the idea of connection and disconnection in today's ostensibly 'hyperconnected' world. In an interesting twist, Peggy invited selected artists from around the world to send her work on this theme by post alone. The results should be very interesting, particularly considering the incredible list of participants that, I'm delighted to say, includes me.
Check out the current roster:
Michael Ackerman, Nadav Kander, Aaron Schuman, Jenny Matthews, Lydia Panas, Billy Quinn, Émilie Delugeau, Charlie Jouvet, April Gertler, Britney Anne Majure, Gilles Roudiere, Mirjam Siefert, Zoltán Jókay, Jessica Hines, Eoin O'Connail, Germán Peraire, Rory Tangeny, Roger Ballen, Arja Hyytiäinen, Lana Slezic, Barry W Hughes, Mila Teshaieva, Stéphane C, Roy Arenella, Russell Joslin, Damien Daufresne, Markéta Luskačová, Harri Pälviranta, Tiane Do Na Champassak, Olivier Pin-Fat, Kai-Olaf Hesse, Eva Wollenberg, Paul Corcoran, Alessandra Capodacqua, Karl Burke, Mark Curran, Dara McGrath, Chris Rauchenberg, Monika Merva, Letitia Huckaby, Daniel Nicoletta, Clare Gallagher, Carolle Benitah, Marie Brett, Stefania Sapio, Diarmait Grogan, Max de Esteban, Christian Schilt, Agnieszka Rayss, Helena Tobin, Yoko Naito, Wasma Mansour.
All of the above names are well worth googling, if you aren't familiar with them already. There are apparently more to be named too. I only wish I could be around to see the results.
For those of you in Ireland, the show will open on Friday the 19th of October in the Camden Palace Hotel, Cork, at 8pm.
The launch of There There will take place tonight at 6pm at The Crawford Art Gallery.
Edit: Below is the only installation shot I could get of my piece in 'post SCRIPT'.