Programme of Events
The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
7th September –
Preview 6th September 6-8pm
opening night performance 7pm
Open Monday–Saturday 10am – 5pm
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Photo: Deirdre O’Toole
Cut Throat crosses the divide between art and medical science, challenging the conventions of both worlds and prompting conversation about how people live with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyalgia)/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Cut Throat is an attempt to make visual the impact of living with long-term illness, using the analogy of the freedom of the bird as an axis for the investigation of the physical limitations and vulnerability of the human condition.
Supported by Dublin City of Science 2012, this exhibition at The LAB pushes Tynan’s work beyond the fixed manifestations of installation with an explorative performance from contemporary dancer, Rachel Ensor, whose opening night performance will be filmed and screened throughout the show. The exhibition will also encourage discourse between the artistic, scientific, and medical community through a series of talks focusing on arts and health practices.
Talks at The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1:
Gallery Talk 1:
Visualising long-term illness: Artists’ Talk. 15th October at 6pm
This chaired discussion will bring together artists working in this domain in light of Rachel Tynan’s research and resulting exhibition Cut Throat.
Gallery talk 2:
Curating Arts and Health. 24th October at 6pm
The second chaired discussion relating to the exhibition will question the context for this
work needing to be made, how it is curated, and how it is presented to the public.