The Model re-opens at 6pm on May Day with the vibrant exhibition Dorm. Twenty-two international artist collectives will transform the building into an unprecedented, all-encompassing art project. With a nod to the political events of May 1968, histories of art collectivism, and as a parody of an art fair, the building will be filled with exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances all aimed at the social imagination.

The Saturday opening night of Dorm will include a Public Sleepover Project (PSP) where people can spend the night within The Model. The PSP will include performances by Thierry Geoffrey/Colonel and Bloodyends. After these, guests will bed down on innovative sleeping apparatuses designed by Sligo IT design students.

Before the PSP, artist and radio DJ Donal Dineen (Today FM) will present Fresh Air with live performances from musicians of the Box Social collective in Dublin from 9pm. Projections provide for a multi-sensory performance, involving musicians Catscars, School Tour, Children Under Hoof, Hunter Gatherer and Patrick Kelleher.

As for the exhibition that runs until July 4th, Dorm includes installations referencing pagan traditions; projects involving political activism; a collaborative photo project with the local military; complex video projections; participatory projects that involve the public, local government and cats; sculpture that confronts audiences with international issues; collaborations between Irish and Northern Irish artists; and elaborate, playful constructions in the gallery that invite the viewer within.

The WochenKlauser research project for Dorm is now viewable as part of the exhbition. more info

Documentation Archive : Co-Curated by Megs Morley


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