THE TRUE CENTRE IS ALWAYS NEW
Thursday 10th May – Saturday 2nd June
Preview Thursday 10th May @ 7-9pm
Gallery opens Fridays and Saturdays 12-5
G126 presents The True Centre is Always New, from material shot in New York, Queensland, Wellington NZ, Donegal and Galway.
There will also be a screening of Vivienne Dick’s She Had Her Gun All Ready, a classic No Wave film made in New York in 1978. Lydia Lunch and Pat Place feature in this trash melodrama, which describes a destructive relationship where one character is in thrall to the other.
The film critiques a concept of relationship based on conflict and domination which blights us to this day and which is powerfully exemplified in the 60’s rock anthem by ? and the Mysterians – “96 Tears”.
Vivienne Dick has been making films and video work since the late seventies. Her work has shown widely at festivals, on television and at many international museums.
Times of screenings of She Had Her Gun All Ready (28m) will be listed on the website. This film along with other early work, Guerillere Talks and Staten Island, will shortly be available on dvd, distributed by Lux.
More information on Viviennne Dick’s work is available on
a/void, Aoife Merrigan’s first solo show took place in G126 from the 19th April 2007 to Saturday 5th of May 2007.
Aoife Merrigan created a site specific artwork in the exhibition space of G126 using elastic cord and other simple materials. The sculptural installation interacted with the space creating an artwork unique to the gallery. The artists practice seeks to question the notion of value through the use of basic materials and focuses on the exploring the exhibition space often highlighting the aspects within a gallery space which are often overlooked such as fittings and fixtures. A/Void is part of an investigative process to explore use of space and the possibility of transforming the functional into the aesthetic.
Aoife Merrigan recently completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art in IADT, Dun Laoghaire . She is co-founder and member of art collective Moxie Dublin . Recent group exhibitions include ‘Without a Parachute’, The Back Loft, and ‘Launch/ Making Do’ in The Lab.
For the G126 show the artist presents a newly created multi-channel video installation which was recorded in the artist’s family home in Co. Wexford over the 2006 Christmas period.
Reigning Cats and Dogs is comprised of various recordings which depict mini incidents involving the family pets and his immediate family. Filmed from the animal’s perspective, each fixed-frame shot portrays a domestic-styled wildlife documentary where animals co-exist, share and interact in a house full of humans and other animals. Each recording was made at different times and stages of the day and so allows the viewer to witness the calm and chaotic rhythms which exist in the daily household routine.
This work documents the age-old relationship between animals and humans and explores their personal and shared territories within this domestic environment.
Left To Right: Ben, Austin (G126), Cliona Harmey, Cyril Briscoe, Eileen (G126)
Cyril Briscoe’s Speech
The video ‘Timeline’ charts the passage of a ship to shore using two simultaneous recordings taken by devices placed at distant points in space. The title Timeline refers both to a technological timeline whilst also referencing the strong connection between the maritime and modern conceptions of timekeeping as well as concerns with ideas of transmission. The viewers realtime interaction with the physical sound is a crucial element of this piece. The sound which was recorded underwater, begins just before the ship enters the frame and continues to build until the ship passes the recording point.
Jim Ricks’ show is comprised of several elements themed around interpretations of identity and ideology in Ireland. Instead of making a single issue piece, he deals with the complexities of Irish society through several simultaneous explorations. The show revolves around the core concept of a what is ‘true’ in contemporary Irish society vis-à-vis what is ‘manufactured’ and marketable. Ricks also plays with both the historical definitions and the contemporary revisions of everyday signifiers. The show promises to be playful, demanding and consciously cluttered.