COALESCE: The Remix
Project curated by Paul O'Neill
Week 1: Launch Night May 13th.
The production of the 'Coalesce' environment within which a
programme of related artist' videos and performances will be
presented, with artists: Kathrin
Böhm, Oriana Fox, Jaime Gili,
Clare Goodwin, Lothar Götz, Anthony
Gross, Tod Hanson, Cyril
Lepetit, Stefan Nikolaev, Harold
Offeh, Mark Orange, Eduardo
Padilha, Marko Raat. Screening followed
by 'Coalesce Disco'.
'Coalesce' is part of an
on-going exhibitionary project,
a mutating environment of overlapping exhibitions of painting,
video, and text work in migration, and held at key
locations. Works and curated projects coalesce and co-habit
with one other, overlapping and interweaving in the gallery space to create one coalescent
whole, yet always as a singular
re-appearance, out of view of the embedded history of its
Taking the conceptual-form of a pictorial plane, the
exhibition will be divided into spatio-temporal zones:
Background, Middleground and Foreground sections, each
offering a grounding, or platform for one another.
Forming the Background will be Tod Hanson's and Lothar Götz exhibition-specific wall
paintings. Produced on site, it will be then overlaid
with posters by Kathrin Böhm and Jaime Gili from their respective ongoing print projects.
These works will overlap, migrating across the whole space at
The Middleground will comprise of Eduardo Padilha's
floor-works, providing mattresses and sleeping bags as
if for a restful moment. In Padhila,s
case, these are
discomforting places of rest, made from unwanted,
discarded beds that have been washed, dismantled and made
anew. Clare Goodwin will additionally install sculptures which can be used as
tables, plinths etc. by
In the Foreground, a selection of video works including Oriana
Fox, Anthony Gross, Harold
Offeh, Mark Orange, Marko Raat and Stefan Nikolaev
will be projected as part of a film screening, each examining notions of
coalescence, co-habitation and the remixing of
cultural forms, to be followed by a 'Coalesce
Disco' on the launch
night. The screenings will continue over the weekend.
For the subsequent three weeks the space will then be super-imposed upon by other shows
responding to the initial exhibition and installation.
O'Neill has asked 3
artists/curators: 1/ Sarah
Pierce, 2/ Dave Beech and Mark
Hutchinson, and 3/ temporarycontemporary to respond to the
environment and use it according to their curatorial
idea. These shows will operate as the new foregrounds to the show and be placed
upon, installed on top of the initial work and operate within the initial
Week 2: Curated by
Opens May 20th.
Sarah Pierce is based in Dublin, and organises The Metropolitan
Complex, a practice embedded in various formal and informal exchanges between
Pierce will live as resident-guest in Paul
O'Neill's apartment in
London, while he simultaneously works in Dublin.
Throughout the week, various background materials from the
curator's home will appear in
selected by Pierce.
In addition, Pierce will explore the possibilities of
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'Coalesce' as a meeting place for a series of
one-to-one conversations about
surroundings, production and collectivity. This will
entail non-public exchanges with invited guests, which
will be made public at the end of the week in the form of a CD archive.
Week 3: Curated by Dave Beech and Mark Hutchinson.
Opens May 27th.
Beech and Hutchinson will produce a special issue of the occasional journal, 'The First
Condition'. For this exhibition it will be a
photocopied, A5 booklet available free at the gallery.
How it is installed in the exhibition will be worked out in relation to what is already there at the
time. The journal will consist entirely of written texts,
which is to say no photographs, illustrations or so on.
The texts will also be posted on the website:
They will invite all the participants who might be involved in the
'Coalesce' project to contribute to the
journal. However, we expect all contributions to deal
directly with concerns, ideas,
problems, etc., arising from
Curated by temporarycontemporary. Opens June 3rd.
During the week leading up to the 3rd June, Jen Wu and Anthony Gross of
temporarycontemporary will curate 3 group shows, each taking the form of a private poker
game. In this metaphorical situation, with the curators as
dealers and exhibitors as gamblers, the card playing becomes a
stand-in for the to and fro of socialised culture production.
The outcome is partly the imagined potential exhibitions but also the conversations, the
creation of networks and the exhaustive adrenalin and power play of winning and losing.
The gallery itself becomes transformed into lounge with 'drinks
tables' by Goodwin and 'rest
areas' by Padilha. The sessions will be filmed with
techniques familiar from televised poker, with a specially constructed table allowing
for under- and overhead footage and recordings. This
material will be edited, projected and combined, on
the final preview night of June 3rd, with Nicole and Leesa
Abahuni's performative experiments in synesthesia and collaborative sound
production. Using an arsenal of speakers, conductive
materials, contact microphones, electronics and
wires, the performer's hands and body interact with
circuits producing layered sonic manifestations.
Each layer within 'Coalesce' will offer alternative levels
to experience and interact with the works presented. The gallery
walls, panels, ceilings and floors will literally be covered
with works that both physically and conceptually overlap - producing a fluctuation between
what is expected universally by an exhibition as 'comfortable'
and what is not accepted in terms of an unprecedented singularity.