Catalogue and DVD Launch
Saturday 12 November 2–4pm
The highly anticipated Strange Attractor Catalogue and DVD will be launched on Saturday 12 November. The launch will coincide with a performance from the Strange Attractor project artists: Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and David Stalling.
Strange Attractor grew from a durational performance in the Crawford Art Gallery’s historic sculpture gallery to launch the AVANT festival of progressive arts in 2009. The project’s exciting development has seen a series of collaborative ventures between the five artists. Strange Attractor has grown through conversation, collaboration and perhaps a little idealism from simple structures to create monthly visual and sound performances. So that international sound artists were invited to ‘play’ over a four- hour period with the five protagonists; each ‘gig’ residing in alternating spaces in the Crawford Art Gallery.
‘The monthly performances or gigs were in hindsight preparation and test sites, as Strange Attractor took its next form in a month long residency in Crawford Art Gallery in April 2011. Here the artists moved into two large-scale temporary exhibition galleries, both as a group and as individuals, creating components to form an evolving instrument that the listener/viewer could explore’. (Dawn Williams, Curator, Crawford Art Gallery)
The full colour catalogue includes essays by Jed Speare, Steve Roden, David Toop, Stephen Vitiello, Claire Healy and Bernard Clarke.
The DVD covers different parts of the project including live excerpts of the performances.
For more information on the Strange Attractor project and the catalogue and DVD launch contact:
Anne Boddaert at the Exhibition Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct line: 0214907857