PALLAS PROJECTS DUBLIN
Kindly Supported by Artlinks and the Irish Arts Council.
My fascination with zines began when introduced to artists Mike Kelley and Raymond Pettibon, both of whom explored their immature socio-political drives and desires in DIY zines, defined as a cheaply-made, cheaply-priced publication, often in black and white, but brimming with the personalities and passions of its creators. Encapsulated by the word ‘arrangements’, something that French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari worked under when writing Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972), this project is defined by collaboration and a retreat from the professional networks and institutional administrations that now define the social and professional mobility of the contemporary artist. The casual definitions of ‘arrangement’ help to introduce the project, pointing towards something formal, convivial, or a future conditioned by relationships that have yet to be defined.
Various strands compose ARRANGEMENTS:
Production of six collaborative and unique visual artist zines wherein one invited *linchpin artist invites another artist to come together under a shared process, desire or idea.
*LInchpin artists: Lily Cahill & DAVID FAGAN, Jessica Conway & Catherine Barragry, Laura Fitzgerald, Alan Phelan, Katherine Waugh & TERMINAL BEACH, Lee Welch & Paul Hallahan.
Jacques & Jean
Series of stream-of-consciousness descriptions, analyses and in particular critiques of our toy art scene, printed and disseminated monthly by post and word of mouth in the build up to their full display at Pallas Projects Dublin.
Written interviews with individual artists conducted over the course of a year, teasing out questions and answers with deadlines not being a priority. Questions and answers running parallel to the act of art-making so Time, and the changes of mind and circumstance that come with Time, is felt in the conversation.
*DEEP—SEATERS: PHILLIP ALLEN, PAUL DORAN, WILL O’KANE, PAT REDMOND, EMMA ROCHE.
Using psychoanalysis as a framework Orphan reaches out to artists nationally and internationally to reveal the deep-seated natures and nurtures behind their work and life through the submission of images and handwritten letters to form a zine of anonymous expulsions.