Talks + Events
Tuesday 11 October 2016 | 6.30pm
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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present artist Susan MacWilliam as she discusses her practice in the ninth talk in the series.
Using video, sculpture and photography Susan MacWilliam explores obscure and overlooked histories and narratives. Work is developed from archive research and direct contact with her subjects. Experimenting with a range of processes and approaches, Susan seeks to explore, re-present and re-consider the personal and the historical. Her work explores multiple viewpoints and considers and employs forms and processes of portraiture, interpretation, reconstruction and representation. With an interest in that which is on the periphery of the mainstream and which falls beyond conventional fields of science and psychology Susan has developed an extensive body of work exploring a range of phenomena including dermo optical perception, extra-sensory perception, table tilting, psychic abilities and mediumship.
Our series of Supporters Club Talks presents a strong line-up of guest speakers on the theme of 'production, practice, ideas’. Places for this talk are reserved for TBG+S Supporters Club members. Become a Supporter by signing up on our website at www.templebargallery.com/support or pay by cash or cheque at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Once you have signed up, book your place (+1 free guest) at the talk by emailing Muriel Foxton at email@example.com or call 01 6710073. If you would like to gift Supporters Club membership to a friend please email Muriel with your friend's name, email and postal address. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you on board!
Susan MacWilliam has worked closely with a number of the subjects of her work, including Danish American poltergeist investigator Dr William G. Roll, the New York family of Irish born medium Eileen J. Garrett and Parisian dermo optical perception researcher Madame Yvonne Duplessis. Susan has worked extensively with historical archives including those of the Parapsychology Foundation, New York; the TG Hamilton Spirit Photograph Archive, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; the Parapsychology Laboratory Records, Duke University, Durham, NC and the Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC.
Susan is a Lecturer in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a studio member at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios. Her video works are held in the Drama & Literature Section of the British Library Sound Archive, London. In 2009 Susan represented Northern Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale with her exhibition REMOTE VIEWING. Her solo survey show Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments, runs from 10th September to 26th November 2016 at at F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, before touring to Highlanes, Drogheda; West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny in 2017.