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The Model announces an eclectic and diverse, multidisciplinary artistic programme for 2020. Highlights include The Sea Around Us, a major thematic exhibition, which brings the work of John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK), Forensic Oceanography/Forensic Architecture (UK), Shaun Gladwell (Australia) and Susanne M. Winterling (Germany) together in Ireland for the first time.






























 




















 





























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The Sea Around Us

The Model, Sligo (Ireland)

29.02 - 31.05.2020



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Exhibition February 29 -May 31, 2020. The Model , Home of The Niland Collection , The Mall - Sligo (Ireland). T +353 71 914 1405. Opening hours : Tue – Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 10.30am – 3.30pm.








 







 











 





 



























 





 











The Sea Around Us, The Model, Sligo (Ireland)

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2020. All Rights Reserved

The Sea Around Us is an ambitious, large-scale exhibition that explores our complex relationship with the ocean through installation, film, participation, and sound. John Akomfrah’s epic 2015 film Vertigo Sea and two video-investigations by Forensic Oceanography and Forensic Architecture bookend a conversation on humankind’s interactions with the sea; while Susanne M. Winterling’s planetary opera in three acts, divided by the currents, 2018 creates a sensual, immersive and intimate moment to explore the relationship between marine ecology, climate change, and the Capitolocene through an ecological worldview. The show is accompanied by a specially commissioned piece of new music by composer Karen Power based on the Sligo seaboard’s unique sonic profile and an essay by artist Rosie O’Reilly (Ireland).

With John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK), Forensic Oceanography/Forensic Architecture (UK), Shaun Gladwell (Australia), Karen Power (Ireland), Susanne M. Winterling (Germany).

Curated by Emer McGarry

Supported by Hazelwood House, the Goethe Institut Irland, Ecclesiastical Insurance, and the Arts Council Music Project Award.


 










Susanne M. Winterling, planetary opera in three acts, divided by the currents, 2018. 12-channel sound installation. planetary loop of gravitation, 2018. Computer-generated imagery mapped projection for curved screen 4K, 9 min. Photo: Michael Yu. Courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery.

Susanne M. Winterling, planetary opera in three acts, divided by the currents, 2018. 12-channel sound installation. planetary loop of gravitation, 2018. Computer-generated imagery mapped projection for curved screen 4K, 9 min. Photo: Michael Yu. Courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery.
The Model , Home of The Niland Collection , The Mall - Sligo (Ireland). T +353 71 914 1405. Opening hours : Tue – Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 10.30am – 3.30pm