Exhibition Dates: 15-16 March 2019
Venue: DCA, Dundee
State of Print: The STATE OF PRINT explores the current state of nations and the notion that everything that formalises a nation state is printed – money, maps, laws, information, governments, monarchies etc. At a time when ‘the current state’ of nation power globally is inflexible and dogmatic, this project will provide a creative and theoretical antidote to the current paradigm. The STATE OF PRINT can be manifest in response to any space at any time as both a sculptural form and as a platform for activity – in the form of image production, poetry, debate, performance, music and film.
This is a series of exhibitions as part of a larger project. The project was initiated during an invited residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Eire in 2016 as a collaboration with five other artists – Catherine Hehir (Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD), Cork, Noelle Noonan, Des McMahon & Suzzanah O’ Reilly (Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) and Scott Hudson (DCA) and myself. The residency initiated the first Annaghmakkerig Print Residency and set the basis for the STATE OF PRINT.10,000 Euros Funding was secured from Culture Ireland (GB18) with a view to four exhibitions in 2018.