I’ll Be Your Mirror is conceived as a collage of performance, spoken word, screenings and live music.
I’ll Be Your Mirror (Part II)
Saturday 2 December, 7-10.15pm
We are delighted to welcome you to I’ll Be Your Mirror (Part II) curated by Pádraic E. Moore, a special evening conceived as a collage of performance, spoken word, screenings and live music.
The second chapter of this exciting two–part series of nocturnal events includes contributions by Perry Ogden; Cheryl Donegan; Gerard Byrne; George Kuchar; Small Night Zine; Dina from Egypt.
The evening includes an interval with wine bar.
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 II (December 2nd) begins with a talk by Perry Ogden in which he discusses his use of polaroid to document the milieu that gathered at Taboo; the nightclub founded by Leigh Bowery in mid 80s London. Gerard Byrne expounds upon his reconstruction of conversations originally featured in Warhol’s Interview Magazine. The first half of the soirée concludes with Small Night launching the fourth issue of their text-based art publication. Screenings by George Kuchar and Cheryl Donegan are followed by a live performance by Dina from Egypt. This Amsterdam based lip-synching band exude glamour and strive to achieve maximum celebrity with minimum effort.
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.