Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PALLASADES, 'Score for 51°57'N 08°40'W' (ESB Substation, Cork, in association with Triskel Arts Centre, The Black Mariah + PCP, 2010)

Opening 19:00, 18th December 2010
Exhibition runs 'til 20th January 2011

The Black Mariah is pleased to present Pallasades, Score for 51°57'N 08°40'W, at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

Pallasades have created a live, interactive sound installation in the Triskel Gallery, a former ESB substation. Developing a practice based upon collaboration, process and site-specificity, Pallasades engage with the historical associations of the building, activating the space using sound and electrical impulses. Several DIY theremins create a grid-like structure where the audience’s movements in the space activate an improvised score.

The overlapping of themes surrounding the work are explored through individual texts in a parallel publication. Included with this, is a recording of their interaction with the electrical instruments as they are switched on for the first time.

Pallasades is Imelda Barnard, Fiona Chambers, Rachael Gilbourne, Michelle Hall, Tracy Hanna and Sharon Murphy, with guest collaborator Rob Costello. The group emerged out of an internship with Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, where they had their first exhibition in August 2008.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: PALLASADES (Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, 2008)

Imelda Barnard, Laura Carey, Fiona Chambers, Rachael Gilbourne, Michelle Hall, Tracy Hanna,Sharon Murphy.

Opening Night: 22nd August, 6-9pm followed by live music and dj.

Emerging art collective, Pallasades, present their first collaborative project; a site-specific installation that combines light with structure and shape, directing human responses to spatial presence. Using the gallery space as a temporary darkroom, low-tech photographic works signify this active engagement with the making-process.

Following Pallas Contemporary Projects' approach to onsite work, this exhibition developed through a series of group cohabitations within the gallery. Working at length together, in some cases overnight, the experience of the space was intensified, highlighting it as an entity in its own right. Sensory deprivation, amounting to feelings of dislocation and unease created an awareness of the absent; the lack of daylight causing a disarming perception of Time, and encouraging the innate human desire for natural light. Using materials primarily found in, and sympathetic to, the gallery space, the work emerged out of this shared experience. It is an attempt to invert negative perceptions of the space - Pallasades say, 'Let there be Light'!

Exibition continues 22nd -30th Aug 12-6pm