Dan Shipsides — The Meta-perception Club
The Meta-perception Club
Past: February 20 → March 4, 2015
Perception is a key starting point for visual artist Dan Shipsides whose work deals with the dynamics of landscape. It embraces a concept of landscape as the living experience of the world around us, here and now, as much as a framed perspective in the art historical or cultural sense.
His two film works exhibited at the CCI, Mortar/Device (2011) and Crossoverstar (2014) are drawn from a large body of work concerned with the star motif and its apparition in the landscape. Based in Belfast since the 1990s, the artist writes:
“the six pointed star often appears amongst the visual icons of Northern Ireland, especially associated somewhat mysteriously with many loyalist paramilitary and heritage groups. … Nonetheless, the star’s usage and significance in Northern Ireland is opaque. As an icon of a certain apparatus of power it carries positive and negative associations, but it sits without transparent commentary.”
Opening night and Happening, 19 February, 6.30pm — 8.30pm
Artist Dan Shipsides’ exhibition of two films will be opened during the Meta-perception Club’s final ‘Happening’ which also offers a final chance to experience Cleary Connolly’s Meta-perceptual helmets and discover two further installations created be the artistic duo, one of which was made especially for the CCI. Disorder, obsession and re-imaginings will be evoked by performance poet Maighread Medhb and Ireland’s electro-acoustic hero Roger Doyle will be performing several of his iconic piano compositions. They will be joined by Paris-based sound artists Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult and cheesemonger/philosopher Hervé Binet.
Opening Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:30 PM → 8:30 PM
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Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
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Sunday, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
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