Suzanne Trister in Telling Lies at RUA RED
7 April 2015
Telling Lies at RUA RED
South Dublin Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Launch Friday 24th April 2015, 6pm
Exhibition 25th April - 23rd May
Suzanne Treister, Terry Atkinson, Alan Butler, Cliona Harmey, Eva & Franco Mattes, Theresa Nanigian, Jane Queally, Jim Ricks, Martha Rosler, Sean Snyder
Curated by Paul McAree
Suzanne Treister will exhibit a series of A2 works entitled ‘Post surveillance art’ navigating the post-Snowdon age. Sean Snyder will exhibit Analepsis, composed of a series of excerpts taken from satellite television news reports. The individual 1-4 second clips are used to introduce the viewer to a given location. Through his method of re-editing the material and omission of the sound from the original news programs, Snyder restructures the footage, revealing the potential of a place to mean more than one thing and pointing to the cinematographic quality inherent in television news.
Jane Queally’s polaroid photographs blur the line between fact and fiction – images are taken from both newspaper reportage on conflict and other from Playstation games, we are never certain of the source of either. Eva and Franco Mattes continue this investigation into loss of a sense of real in the online world, with Freedom, an online performance within an online war videogame in which Eva pleads with the other players to save her because she is “making an art performance”. The result is her being killed again and again.
This diverse and eclectic show goes from the overtly political to the personal, and seeks to foster a sense of discussion and debate within a contemporary ideas chamber.