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Events 2020


Isolation TV / Episode 2

Isolation TV / Episode 2

Episode 2
A Most Sensitive Nucleus

Curated by Vaari Claffey.

Featured Artists: Kevin Atherton, Karl Burke, Çayan’s Friends, Fiona Hallinan/Department of Ultimology, Nathalie Koger, Roy Claire Potter, Eva Rothschild, Patrick Staff, Stanislaw Welbel, Stina Wirfelt.

Episode 2 is titled A Most Sensitive Nucleus. Reflecting on ageing and vulnerability, it includes works that demonstrate caring and protection, considering the ‘old’ as the valuable, (learned, wise, knowing, familiar) and the ‘vulnerable’ as precious (irreplaceable, requiring protection, delicate).

In this programme we present works that reflect on ageing, on protecting our friends and colleagues who are ill, and on how we balance protection and contact. At times artworks are the complex, vulnerable and precious things that we want to be around. We must protect them, even if they are not always benign.

Some of the works have been made or rethought especially for Isolation TV and many others are older works selected for this context.

‘One could of course argue that this is not the real thing, but then—please, anybody—show me this real thing.’ Hito Steyerl

Video Production/design: Oisin Byrne

Realised with the support of Salzburger Kunstverein and Mary Cremin, (Director, Void Gallery, Derry), The Department of Ultimology, Eoin Dara (CCA Dundee), Golden Pixel, and Kate Strain (Director, Grazer Kunstverein).

Thanks to the artists and Jesse Jones, Sam Keogh, Marlies Poeschl and Corbin Poguntkte.

Website production by Brian Mooney.

Patrick Staff, Weed Killer, 2017

Patrick Staff, Weed Killer, 2017
Photo: Courtesy of the artist