The Young Ones - RUA RED
Friday, 25 July 2014
at 19:00 in UTC+01
The Young Ones
Currated by Gerald Heffernan & Emily O'Flynn
Featuring Video and Performances by:
The Project Twins
In the first of two one-night events, 'The Young Ones' presents new performance, sound and video works by emerging Cork artists. This performance will take place in The Workshop at Sample Studios on 17th July. Following this 'The Young Ones' will travel to Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin for a second performance night on the 25th July.
The content of the work in this project will be thematically centred around the experience of surreal humour
through performance, sound and video. The title 'The Young Ones' alludes to the age of the participating artists in reference to the YBA (Young British Artists) movement while also referencing the absurdist comedy television show from the 90's of the same name.
Meaning woven like the many threads of a rope finds its strength not in the individual elements but in the totality of its construct. It is impenetrable and serves only to degrade in its deconstruction producing meaningless, conflicting and partially formed fragments. To seek this deeper meaning beneath the surface will lead the viewer into an absurd labyrinth devoid of inherent essential meaning. This human tendency to search for meaning is the absurd act itself; both humorous and tragic in its inane quest.
The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
- Princess Leia, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope