CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery – Laura Smith – When all is said and done
6 – 21 November
Preview Thursday 5 November 6pm
Shut, block, seal, brick up….
Through a variety of medium and both fictional and factual narratives When all is said and done investigates restrictions within the socio-political relationship and the implications these actions can have on individuals. Specifically focusing on moments when governance directly contradicts ideologies of human freedoms. Through constructing staged scenes and resurrecting dialogues surrounding specific histories When all is said and done addresses the residue history leaves on the present.
Laura Smith (b. 1986) is a visual artist working in moving Image. Smith was recently awarded the Now Wakes the Sea Emerging Artist Award at the Kinsale Arts Festival, 2014 which has resulted in this solo show When all is said and done in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery.
Smith will also exhibit as part of Tulca 2015, curated by Mary Cremin. Previous exhibitions include LUX critical forum Dublin group show How does the group function in Enclave, London and Annie Fletchers curated Eva International, After the Future, 2012.
Laura Smith will present a lecture in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery on Wednesday 11th at 2pm as part of CCAD’s visiting lecture series.
Opening Hours: Wed – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Sirius Arts Centre – Angelika Höger – Catch of the Day
6 – 26 November
Preview Thursday 5 November 7pm
Following on from her residency at Sirius in 2014, Angelika Höger’s site-specific installation – a series of kinetic objects, sound and video works framed in a laboratory setting, invite the viewer to consider unsung undertones from the sea.
“It was in January 2014 when I first came to Cobh. Impressions of living and working by the sea, watching the slow rhythm of tide falling and rising, the change of light and tune, influenced my work in progress. I wondered what it is that makes people gaze at the sea for hours. I started to explore; I examined abandoned objects, things I came across on the shore, drawn to their texture and the peculiar sounds they made in relation to water, wind and motion. I made sound and film recordings. I focused on these barely noticeable gentle tones. Unusual aesthetic and acoustic syntheses were playfully established; for example, when a light plastic bottle makes contact with a sharp rust-encrusted metal frame, connected by strings, which in combination form a kind of instrument, gently set in motion by the rhythm of wind and waving water. These impressions left a lasting imprint on my work. Parts of these early works I re-contextualised into different settings in a kind of laboratory situation. I found new materials and correlations that still refer to these first experimental studies.”
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri 11am – 17pm, Sat – Sun 1pm – 5pm
The Roundy Bar – Rose Neenan – Sand Paintings
1 – 30 November
Opening Thursday 5 November 6.30pm – 9pm