Seminar on the work of Nathaniel Mellors led by Dr Maeve Connolly
Friday 17th October, 6pm.
Nathaniel Mellors is an artist working between film and sculpture, whose work explores the boundaries between these two media. Also working with scripts and texts, Mellor’s work is often witty, absurd and irreverent, taking its inspiration from contemporary culture, television, sci fi and comedy in film, artworld politics and pre-history.
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to host this short seminar on the work of Nathaniel Mellors. In the context of Mellors’ current show at TBG+S, entitled ‘The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview', writer, lecturer and researcher Maeve Connolly has been invited by TBG+S to write an essay on Mellors’ recent work. The essay will form the basis of the seminar, which will take place at 6pm on Friday 17 October in the Gallery at TBG+S, and will be free of charge. There will be space for 10 people to attend and discuss the work of Nathaniel Mellors, based on a reading of several texts relating to his work, which will be sent via email to all seminar participants in advance. The seminar will be lead by Dr. Maeve Connolly. Rayne Booth, curator of the exhibition The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview will also take part.
This seminar is suitable for anyone who has a special interest in Mellors’ work and would like the opportunity to further research and discuss the work in depth.
Maeve Connolly is currently co-director of the Masters in Visual Arts Practices and the Masters in Art and Research Collaboration at the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT). Recent (2013-2014) publications include TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect Books) and essays on the work of Michelle Deignan, Alex Martinis Roe, Bea McMahon, Susan Philipsz and Phillip Warnell. For details see http://www.maeveconnolly.net/publications.html