In the Blind Spot   [show/hide text]


curated by Niamh Dunphy

In the Blind Spot is a response to both the dynamics of the gallery space and the surrounding area of Stoneybatter in Dublin. By bringing together different components in an unusual and surprising way, a dialogue is initiated.
The network of streets and houses of the surrounding district are considered as complex and interconnecting – places where people live, and move, and exist. Using the idea of line as a starting point and by extending it from outside into the gallery, for example, as a row of window boxes that were on loan from local neighbours for the duration of the show, Fernández Calvo rephrases the typical function and placement of objects, fitting them into a new location. By looking from a new perspective, the process of habit and convention associated with seeing are altered.
The work raises questions about the visual language of seeing. Perhaps as a Spanish artist, the work can be read as a reflection of the artist’s own situation in a different place, and as an exercise in understanding.
For the opening night, there will be a live performance. Situations are set-up to “see what happens.” Fernández Calvo is the initiator, not the puppeteer. Expect a moving truck, flower boxes, food, drink and some lunatic shouting instructions in Greek.

(Text by Niamh Dunphy)

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Shown at The Joinery, Dublin

Supported by The Joinery



Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward

Photo: Feargal Ward