Outside the System of Difference; Panel Discussion, The Joinery Dublin

Marie Farrington and Sarah Doherty

16-21 May 2012

Panel Discussion: 16 May 2012, chaired by Adrian Duncan with presentations by Caoimhe Kilfeather, Barbara Knezevic, Tracy Hanna and Niall de Buitlear.

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Outside the System of Difference explores the creation of meaning through work which presents materials usually associated with other systems, uses and situations.  Marie Farrington and Sarah Doherty survey the metaphorical potential of material and the possibility to create new relationships of meaning through the convergence of scale, material and object. The presentation of these forms will create an unexpected dialogue between objects and display, challenging ideas of function and our relationship with the things and spaces that surround us.

Developed with an awareness of the history, function, and physical space of the Joinery, notions of derivation and origin come into play through the forms taken here and their configuration in the space. The sculptures will attempt to confront conventional perceptions of the physical and the allegorical through the network of associative meanings which surround each item.

This project is kindly sponsored by Dublin City Council and Dublin Institute of Technology and is part of LINK Culturefest
www.linkculturefest.ie

 

23Relent, 2012.  Plaster, rubber dowels

 

24Eventual apparatus (part 2)  2012.  Coal dust, milk

 

27The ground does not exist, 2012.  Plaster, steel, timber

 

25The ground does not exist, 2012.  Plaster, cartridge paper

 

26The ground does not exist, detail

 

Panel Discussion: 16th May 2012

Chaired by Adrian Duncan with presentations by Caoimhe Kilfeather, Barbara Knezevic, Tracy Hanna and Niall de Buitlear.

In tandem with lines of enquiry opened up in the exhibition, the symposium asked that each panel member would present on their personal processes of making and explain their individual relationships with materials in the studio.  The discussion resulted in reflections upon notions of description and the phenomenology of direct experience, as well the means by which value is accrued to objects outside their life in the gallery.