Latency at the Linenhall Art Centre
“To embrace latency goes against the grain of the logic of high performance. The appraisal of latency restores dignity to the unsaid, the unshown, and everything that can’t be dragged out into the open in the rush of high performance when the value of all our potentials appears to depend entirely on our capacity to actualise them right here, right now.” Jan Verwoert in ‘Exhaustion and Exuberance’
An exhibition of works by members of Engage Art Studios, curated by arts writer Michaële Cutaya. Michaële explains: “There are different ways to approach the notion of latency, whether as something existing but not yet manifest, lying dormant until suitable circumstances develop, or as the time lapse between a stimulus and its response. All quite suggestive in regard to the artist’s studio with its fascinating potential and yet often frustrating manifestations.” For this exhibition, 18 members of Engage Art Studios are proposing artworks in response to what latency might mean to them and their practice. The exhibition presents works by Tim Acheson, Roisin Coyle, Cathal Curtin, Maeve Curtis, Aja Daly, Cecilia Danell, Brid Egan, Alicia Lydon, EimearJean McCormack, Shelly McDonnell, Angela O’Brien, Tadhg O’ Cuirrín, Roisin O’Sullivan, Matthew Quain, Sarah Quick, Victoria Smith, Amy Taylor and Ruby Wallis.Official opening on Friday 2nd November at 7.30pm. All welcome.