Spiders from Mars
Andrew Dodds
Jeronimo Hagerman
Louise Manifold
Mark McGreevy
Oswaldo Ruiz

The Belltable & Occupy Space
Limerick City

Curated by Michele Horrigan

Opening receptions on 
Thursday 5 April
6 -7.30pm The Belltable
7 .30-9pm Occupy Space

The Belltable and Occupy Space present Spiders from Mars, two
exhibitions experimentally linking a series of contemporary art
positions to David Bowie’s 1972 concept album The Rise and Fall
of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Ziggy Stardust is an alien from a faraway galaxy struggling against
the temptations and vices of earth while attempting to give
humanity a message of hope in the last five years of its existence.
With the world about to end due to all natural resources being
exhausted, Ziggy ends up in a rock ‘n roll band, but with no
electricity left to play his message aloud. Rebellious youth then
go out and pillage the planet’s remains.
Imagined as a loose cohort of reactionaries, the artists in Spiders
from Mars twist and contort the environments around them,
exposing numerous possibilities for otherworldly encounters in
everyday experience. Ziggy’s predicament is situated and played
out in Limerick City centre, an urban agglomeration now verging
on an apocalyptic recessional dilemma, a place where visual artists
and independently-led art spaces have now plundered and taken
over the city’s commercial core.

Artist Talk
Andrew Dodds, Mark McGreevy and Louise Manifold in conversation
Friday 6 April, 1pm, Occupy Space

Film Screenings
The Labyrinth (1986, 101 minutes, director Jim Henson)
Saturday 28 April, 3.30pm, The Belltable Theatre
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976, 138 minutes, director Nicolas Roeg)
Saturday 28 April, 5.30pm, The Belltable Theatre

Opening Times
Occupy Space: exhibition runs until April 28, Wednesday - Saturday, 1-5pm
The Belltable: exhibition runs until May 11, Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm