Preview of The Future is Clean and Round by Elva Mulchrone and Rosa Mäkelä

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The Future is Clean and Round | 126 ARG


126 Artist-Run Gallery is pleased to present The Future is Clean and Round by Elva Mulchrone and Rosa Mäkelä, Preview is at 6 pm, Friday 28th of February 2020. The Future is Clean and Round is the first in the 2020 & 126 15th Birthday, Meaningful | Encounters programme and was selected through an open call.


Elva Mulchrone will present Eton mess, a visual snapshot of the UK today and its social mobility patterns. Eton Mess and About Time for a Vigil are commentaries on the historical significance of the constitutional crisis facing the UK and abstractions on the distances between it and “Europe” in geographical and time zones contexts.


Along with this Mulchrone will exhibit three video works, Game on Agbadja a performance piece inspired by research undertaken at Columbia University NYC, in November / December 2016, where Mulchrone interviewed various professors, most significantly for the work were the interviews with Jeffrey Sachs and Prajit Dutta. The second, Departures, a commentary/satire on the voting patterns in different Boroughs in the UK, the top end of the departure board comments on areas which voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU, the middle section is Mulchrone’s reflection on areas which  appeared split in their vote and the bottom section ventures thoughts on areas which overwhelmingly wished to remain in the EU. The final video piece, The Mobility of Immobility represents graphs of different social immobility patterns in the UK together with an abstraction of what a juxtaposition of those patterns might look like.


Rosa Mäkelä from County Galway, she graduated from University College Cork with a first class Honours in Drama and Theatre studies in 2019.


The Future is Clean and Round is an interdisciplinary piece that considers the emotional impact of the climate crisis and growing up within this uncertainty. The work explores these through the use of performance, film, installation and sound.


She has collaborated with filmmaker Ferdia MacAonghusa and Sound Designer Rory Burke.