Kate Fahey is part of group show Scaffold at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation until 3 November 2019 &
Kate Fahey, Adam Gibney, Jonathan Mayhew
Curated by Séamus McCormack
The Bomb Factory Foundation
23 October - 3 November 2019
The Bomb Factory presents Scaffold: a group exhibition that explores issues related to our use of digital technologies and how this engenders a sense of detachment, thus examining how this may lead to manipulating or polarising opinion and sense of self. Works on show will consider how the material disintegration of images and information, of pixilation and surface breakdown, can confound meaning and truth. Kate Fahey’s practice explores embodied experiences with contemporary screen-based, techno-scientific images, reimagining bodily presence in the military’s highly mediated representation of warfare online. Adam Gibney’s works highlight the relationship between scientific uncertainties and the anxious state we sometimes occupy. Jonathan Mayhew is interested in moments when edges blur and ideas of ourselves along with the world around us are ruptured. The artists explore absent bodies, barriers in communication and aim to find a voice within the noise and complexities of digital scaffolds. The exhibition aims to question the function of systems we use to disseminate and consume content in the digital sphere and what happens when these processes are undermined by glitches that can be detrimental in our understanding or interpretation of them.
Friday 1 November 2-6 pm Artist Kate Fahey will present an object / text / image which has been key in the development of a recent work. Participants will be invited to do the same followed by an open discussion around research, ideas and how we work through these ‘agents' to influence our practice.
Friday 1 November 4-6pm
Artist Peer Support Workshop Scaffold curator Séamus McCormack will lead an artist led peer support workshop on ways of discussing and disseminating practice. To book a place, click here. Zine making Workshop
Thursday 31 October 6.30-9.30pm
Studio Novel designer Ashley Kinnard & artist Jonathan Mayhew will lead a zine making workshop based on some of the themes in Scaffold
To book a place, click here.