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Andrew Kearney / Mechanism 
15 March – 26 May 2019
Andrew Kearney Installation 
photo @ Jed Niezgoda

Andrew Kearney / Mechanism 
15 March – 26 May 2019

Mechanism is a light and sound installation responsive to the environment by artist Andrew Kearney, comprising of electronic, industrial and theatrical components that combine to respond, listen and react to the everyday life of Cork city centre where the gallery is located.

The installation features three new works which the artist has created specifically for the Crawford Art Gallery and continue Kearney's exploration of the layered history of people and buildings. 

Mechanism continues Kearney’s evolving work that builds on his exploration of the layered experience of space. He scrutinizes how buildings function within a given landscape, how people circulate through spaces and the historical and contemporary power relations that underpin the evolution of architecture[1].

For Andrew Kearney, his interest lies with what the work does – always regenerating, never predetermining, constantly seeking new information to create new sounds and visual possibilities.

[1] Joanne Laws, The Permeable Institution-A response to Andrew Kearney’s ‘Mechanism’ at the Dock, 2017

You can download a four page booklet on the exhibition here (PDF 463kb).

A text by Katherine Waugh on the exhibition is available to download here