Join exhibiting artist Sibyl Montague in the gallery for a conversation with archivist Jonny Dillon moderated by TBG+S studio artist Sarah Pierce.
Join exhibiting artist Sibyl Montague in the gallery for a conversation with Jonny Dillon. TBG+S studio artist Sarah Pierce will give an introduction and moderate the conversation. Jonny Dillon, archivist at the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, developed research with Sibyl Montague for her current solo exhibition Claí na Péiste (Worm’s Ditch).
Sibyl Montague's practice explores transdisciplinary forms of usability, making assemblage-based works that combine vegetable, textile, digital and 'poor' material sources; hacking commodity goods and media. Presented as 'tools' or series of assembled objects of use, her work focuses on disruptive, intimate and generative processes of making that aim to remediate and reroot mass material to its base as extractive, sentient and ecological.
Jonny Dillon is an archivist at the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin. He is a research editor for the National Folklore Collection’s online platform Dúchas.ie, and produces and hosts the Collection’s podcast Blúiríní Béaloidis. He composes electronic music under the pseudonym Automatic Tasty and writes fingerpicking, instrumental, acoustic guitar music under his own name.
Sarah Pierce is currently a studio artist at TBG+S. Since 2003, she has used the term The Metropolitan Complex to describe her project, characterised by forms of gathering in historical examples and those she initiates. The processes of research and presentation that Sarah Pierce undertakes demonstrate a broad understanding of cultural work and a continual renegotiation of the terms for making art, the potential for dissent and self-determination. Sarah Pierce works with installation, performance, archives, talks and papers, often opening these up to the personal and the incidental in ways that challenge received histories and forms of making.