“Dig where you stand” exhibition

by admin on 19/06/2012

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service presents Dig where you stand a project and exhibition curated by Eilís Lavelle, Sarah Lincoln and Rosie Lynch. The exhibition will be launched on Thursday 5th July at 6pm at South Tipperary County Council Museum.

The project has been driven by the optimistic premise that the visual arts can speak in strong and original ways to the local, and can strengthen a sense that inspiration does not have to reside elsewhere, but exists in latent form under one’s feet.

Dig where you stand exhibition, draws on aspects of theCountyMuseum collection and presents the work of four national and international contemporary artists.  The exhibition explores language and text in relation to the telling of the past and geographical location and responds directly to the context of a local museum setting and unfolds through video, sound, installation, artifacts from theCountyMuseum collection, found objects, design and a publication.

Artists include;
Susan Hiller (UK)

Uriel Orlow (CH)

Bridget O’Gorman (IE)

Philippa Sutherland (IE)

Dig where you stand has developed from a curatorial residency, initiated by South Tipperary Arts Office, and based inSouth Tipperary throughout 2012. The project, which includes a series of reading events, exhibitions and a publication, has been collaboratively conceived by curators Eilís Lavelle, Rosie Lynch and the artist/writer Sarah Lincoln. Previous reading events have been hosted in various locations throughout the County, including Tipperary Excel, Worksmen’s Boat Club, Clonmel and the Bolton Library, Cashel. The reading events have included screenings and installations by various artists including Johanna Billing, Bridget O’Gorman, Jennie Moran and Uriel Orlow.

A publication edited by Sarah Lincoln and designed by Séan O’Sullivan will be launched to coincide with the exhibition. It includes texts by Sarah Lincoln, Eilís Lavelle, Rosie Lynch, Séan O’Sullivan and contributions by Philippa Sutherland and Bridget O’Gorman.


Preview: Thursday July 5th, 6pm

Curators talk with Dig where you stand team: 11 July at 6pm.

The publication will be launched in theCountyMuseumon Wednesday 25 July after a reading/walking event.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For further information contact

Sally O’Leary, Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council
T: 052 61 34565
E: sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie
W: www.southtipparts.ie


The Artists and works in the exhibition

Susan Hiller (UK)

Uriel Orlow (CH)

Bridget O’Gorman (IE)

Philippa Sutherland (IE)

The Last Silent Movie (2007) is an installation by internationally renowned artist Susan Hiller. Composed of a video projection and a series of etchings, this installation is based upon archival recordings of some of the last remaining speakers of twenty-five extinct or endangered languages.

Swiss artist Uriel Orlow’s work Yellow Limbo (2011) explores an extra-ordinary episode which has all but disappeared from official histories; namely, the failed passage of fourteen international cargo ships through theSuez Canal on 5 June 1967. Uriel Orlow’s research and art-practice explores blind spots of representation and investigates the spatial and pictorial conditions of history and memory.

Working closely with the museum curator artist Philippa Sutherland has produced a series of interventions into the South Tipperary Museum Collection. The interventions uncover new and surprising narratives and present a very personal response to the collection.

Through video, local artist  Bridget O’Gorman presents simultaneous images of the interior and surrounds of the Bolton Library building at Cashel– suggesting a dichotomy between historical preservation and the irrepressible passing of time. This new video work explores meditatively the potential around standing still, ‘taking stock’ and unearthing the past in order to find a way forward. Bridget is also currently working on a commission for the Cashel Arts Festival.



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