Marking the culmination of the 2018 awardees of the inaugural IMMA 1000 residencies, Process 1000/1 presents new work and research developed by artists Jenny Brady, Neil Carroll and Dragana Jurisic. Bringing together a diverse range of practices from film to painting to photography, Process 1000/1 exhibits work realised over the duration of the artists’ time living and working at IMMA.
IMMA’s Residency is one of the many programmes that activates the museum and Royal Hospital of Kilmainham site as a participatory campus of ideas and shared knowledge for audiences, artists and creative practitioners. Marking the culmination of the 2018 awardees of the inaugural IMMA 1000 residencies, Process 1000/1 presents new work and research developed by artists Jenny Brady, Neil Carroll and Dragana Jurišić. The exhibition includes work realised over the duration of the artists’ time living and working at IMMA, and brings together a diverse range of practices from film to painting to photography.
Jenny Brady exhibits a video and sound installation, one of five chapters currently in post-production for her new film, Receiver. Over the course of a protracted telephone call, Receiver reveals stories of language, identity and resistance which trouble concepts of speech, communication and privilege. For Process 1000/1 Brady presents chapter four of Receiver titled Second Person, an interview from 1981 between Orson Welles and a live audience around his film The Trial, this found edited interview reflects core themes to Brady’s imminent new film work.
Painter Neil Carroll offers varied perspectives through assembled structures which play with the risk of what may be resolved or unresolved. These collaged constructions challenge conventional painting by re-negotiating the format in a broader sense. Both structures presented by Carroll offer monumental and rugged landscapes embodying both urban and rural qualities, reflecting a visceral and intuitive use of materials, scale, energy, texture and colour to bring together an abstract and dynamic viewing experience.
Creating the present in a place of history, photographer Dragana Jurišić captures the big snow of 2018 when residents were the only people free to roam these temporarily abandoned grounds. This unique experience offered a rare opportunity at historic site of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Playing with light, texture and tone Jurisic captures a slippage in context from past to present, addressing intimate and personal themes within an inescapable institutional environment.
IMMA 1000 is a fundraising initiative that was launched in 2016 to support the future of Irish contemporary art. Developed on behalf of IMMA with John Cunningham this initiative has enabled IMMA to directly support Irish artists by commissioning new work, providing funded residencies and acquiring new works for IMMA’s collection; the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art.
During the Process 1000/1 exhibition IMMA will announce the 2019 awardees of the IMMA 1000 residencies along with a new international residency opportunity.