I’ll be in your camp: will you be in mine?
Curator: Jennie Guy
Artists: Karl Burke, Naomi Sex
Community Partner: ‘The Brunner’ aka St Paul’s CBS
Website/Social Media: www.jennieguy.com
Date: May – June 2017
Commission Type: Open Call
Commissioner Name: Grangegorman Public Art Working Group, Grangegorman Development Agency
Per Cent for Art: Yes
Naomi Sex with transition years in ‘The Brunner’ Karl Burke working with ‘The Brunner’
I’ll be in your camp: will you be in mine? is a platform for a unique conversation between the transition year students at ‘The Brunner’ (St. Paul’s CBS, Dublin 7), and two artists who lecture in TU Dublin (DIT at the time), Karl Burke and Naomi Sex. The project is curated by Jennie Guy within her independent curatorial framework Art School.
I’ll be in your camp: will you be in mine? forms the second phase of The Masterplan, a larger project which Jennie Guy initiated earlier in 2016, also under Pathway 2 of ‘…the lives we live’1. The Masterplan explored the latent potential for re-interpreting moments of rapid urban re-development through contemporary artistic processes.
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- ARTIST BIOS
Jennie Guy is an artist, curator and educator based in Dublin. Her artistic practice embraces visual, textual, performance, and event-based output. She is interested in the rituals surrounding artistic production, seeking alternate modes of observation and response. She is the founder and director of Art School, a platform that establishes new interfaces between contemporary art and sites of education. She develops workshop and residency programmes that unite artists, students, and educators in substantial research exchanges and partnerships, both nationally and internationally. Her projects generate collaborative art-works, exhibitions, screenings and publications, while remaining primarily invested in exploring artistic process and decisive interventions within educational curricula.
Karl Burke is an artist and musician interested in exploring the poetics of space. Using simple material such as wood and box steel Burke creates schematic architectural environments that probe issues such a proportion, transparency and delineation. Burke’s sculptures, spare and elegant, often incorporate a single module that is presented in different aspects. There is an experimental, even, playful attitude in the work. His pieces partner the space in which they are shown to unlock a choreography of possibilities about interior space, both actual and metaphorical, and how it is constructed and encountered.
Naomi Sex is a Dublin-based visual artist. She has been practicing for over fifteen years and has exhibited on an on-going basis both nationally and internationally. Her work has received numerous awards, residencies and state commissions. She has lectured for many years in the Fine Art Department at TU Dublin and is a director on the Board of The Visual Artists of Ireland. In 2012, she completed a practice-based PhD. Based on an extensive period of research she developed a new strand of practice and now uses performance to produce understated theatrical gallery-based situations to articulate her ideas.