VISUAL ART GALLERY: Friday 23rd November - Saturday 5th January
Since 2008, Cléa van der Grijn’s work and practice is about unravelling the complexities associated around the culture of death, reconstructed memory and time. JUMP is a newly commissioned body of work about understanding the rational, social and emotional circumstances constructed around time and memory. The exhibition consists of a series of new paintings by Cléa as well as an ambitious film work Written and Directed by Cléa and created with collaborators Joseph P. Hunt, Michael Cummins and Ciaran Carty.
A woman stands at the edge of a pier. She wilfully jumps. Slowly she falls through water where time catches her breath. What are the memories between the transitional period of jumping and hitting the water when life becomes momentarily suspended? Alive not dead. What memories to record? Real or perceived? Fact or fiction?
Commissioned by Mermaid Arts Centre in partnership with five venues and funded through an Arts Council of Ireland Touring Award:
Mermaid Arts Centre (Wicklow) 1st October to 3rd November 2018;
Linenhall Arts Centre (Mayo) 23rd November to 5th January 2019;
Courthouse Gallery & Studios (Clare) 18th January to 23rd February 2019;
Solomon Gallery (Dublin) 8th March to 5th April 2019;
The Hamilton Gallery (Sligo) 12th April to 11th May 2019.
Official opening on Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm.