I’ll Be Your Mirror is conceived as a collage of performance, spoken word, screenings and live music.
I’ll Be Your Mirror
Saturday 21 October, 7-10.15pm
We are delighted to welcome you to I’ll Be Your Mirror curated by Pádraic E. Moore, a special evening conceived as a collage of performance, spoken word, screenings and live music.
The first chapter of this exciting two–part series of nocturnal events includes contributions by Erica Schreiner, author Nicole Flattery reading from her book Nothing Special, Ronan McCrea and a live performance by OJAI (Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence).
The evening includes an interval wine reception.
Tickets: €15, advance booking essential via Eventbrite.
I’ll Be Your Mirror consists of two complementary chapters, each combining spoken word, screenings and performances. Bringing together contributions from local and international artists, these nocturnal events highlight the inescapable allure of Warhol’s legacy. While some of the contributors address Warhol directly, others explore themes that resonate with it; consumption, celebrity, sexuality, identity, mechanical reproduction, analogue technology. selfhood and the emancipation of repressed desire via the photographic image.
Part I (October 21st) begins with an in-person introduction by Erica Schreiner to three shorts that she made on VHS. A preoccupation with analogue technology also informs the work of
Ronan McCrea who will share reflections (both literal and physical) on an ongoing body of work entitled Study for Projection Series. Following this, Nicole Flattery reads excerpts from Nothing Special; her 2022 novel featuring a protagonist who works as a typist in The Factory. After an interlude for refreshments the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly ) will present a new performance exploring bureaucratic, architectonic, and ritualistic approaches to hero-making.
The title of this project is taken from a song by Nico and the Velvet Underground featured on their eponymous debut album released in 1967. The LP was recorded the year before its release when the band were still managed by Warhol and headlining the multimedia performance art show known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. The title of this event evokes both the persona and oeuvre of Warhol who is frequently described as a “mirror of his age.”
I’ll Be Your Mirror is curated by Pádraic E. Moore
*Please note that the I’ll Be Your Mirror evening is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in length. This time includes an interval of approx. 20 minutes during which refreshments will be served. Warhol films which are on display in gallery one are accessible for the duration.
Image: Andy Warhol, ‘Nico in Kitchen’, 1966. 16 mm film, black and white, sound, 33 mins. Copyright The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film sill courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum.